The Helena Bighorns had a two-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-1 win over the Billings Bulls.
Billings was stymied by Helena netminder Jett Salinas, who stopped 38 shots during the victory. Salinas managed to improve on his goals against average, which stood at 1.11 prior to the game.
Helena's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Billings power plays. The Bighorns did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Helena puts an average of 6.9 pucks into the net per game. The Bighorns kept the Bulls' goalie busy throughout the game, and Nic Wackerly made 65 saves on 69 shots.
Billings excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. The Bulls forced Helena goalie Salinas to work between the pipes, taking 39 shots. Billings was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 22 penalty minutes.
The Bighorns incurred 20 minutes in penalty time with 10 minors.