Evan Hauser had a standout game with 28 saves, and the Great Falls Americans beat the Gillette Wild 2-1.
Great Falls\’ penalty kill excelled, as the Americans gave up zero goals despite allowing six power plays.
The Americans stifled Gillette\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Great Falls\’ offense operated below its season average. The Americans average 5.3 goals per game. Great Falls forced the Wild goalie Alex Feese to work between the pipes, taking 37 shots. The Americans could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 26 minutes in penalties during the game.
Gillette did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. The Wild put an average of 3.5 pucks into the net per game.
Great Falls registered one goal on five power play opportunities. Feese rejected 35 shots on goal for the Wild. Gillette incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.