Helena beats Gillette 1-0 as Kruger gains shutout

Alex Kruger recorded a shutout against Gillette as Helena picked up a 1-0 win.

Bradley Estrada\’s game-winning tally was the game\’s only goal. It came at 16:14 in the second period. Cody Vanthournout provided the assist.

Helena was led by Estrada, who finished with one goal.

Helena stifled Gillette\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Helena did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Helena puts an average of 3.2 pucks into the net per game. Helena\’s defensive play was more effective than usual against Gillette. Helena allows 2.8 goals per game. Helena kept Gillette\’s goalie busy throughout the game, and Alex Feese made 47 saves on 48 shots.

Other players who recorded assists for Helena were Matt Blassic, who had one.

Gillette\’s penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on three Helena power plays. Gillette\’s offense operated below its season average. Gillette averages 4.0 goals per game.

Alex Kruger made 30 saves for Helena on 30 shots. Helena incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Gillette incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.