Sullivan found the back of the net on the power play 16:24 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Helena and again while on the power play 9:20 into the second to make the score 4-0 Helena.
Jett Salinas spearheaded the defensive effort for Helena, as he did not allow a puck past him and made 25 saves for the shutout. The solid play of Salinas will be reflected in his goals against average, which pre-game was 1.68.
Helena's penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Billings power plays. Helena's offense efficiently hummed along to the tune of 44 shots put on Billings' net.
Helena stifled Billings' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man.
Helena additionally got points from Devin Smith, who also grabbed one goal and three assists, Cody Blom, who registered one goal and one assist, and Theo Campe, who finished with one goal and two assists. Others who scored for Helena included Beau Ricketts, who had one and Ben Henne and Alex DeWitz, who scored two goals each.
Billings' penalty kill was ineffective, and let in six goals to Helena's power play unit. Billings was often in penalty trouble, as it ended with nine minors and two majors for 28 minutes in penalty time. The leading offender was Colter Endy, who totaled nine minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major.
Helena ended with 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. Billings' Nic Wackerly stopped 34 shots out of the 44 that he faced.
The Bighorns will return to home ice Saturday, February 18 where they will host the Bozeman Icedogs. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (406) 457-2817 or visit us online at www.HelenaBighorns.com.
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