Daniel Oordt recorded a shutout against the Bozeman Icedogs as the Billings Bulls picked up a 5-0 win.
Billings\’ penalty kill excelled, as the Bulls gave up zero goals despite allowing 12 power plays.
Billings was often in penalty trouble, totaling 12 minors and one major for 29 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 22.0 minutes per game the Bulls had been spending in the box. Billings stifled Bozeman\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. The Bulls\’ offense rang up 32 shots on the Icedogs\’ net. Billings bested its season scoring average. The Bulls average 2.8 goals per game. Billings\’ defensemen played an important role in the offense, chipping in two goals.
The Bulls were helped by Aaron Rio, who grabbed one goal. Rio scored 5:53 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Billings. Cody Phillips picked up the assist. Billings additionally got points from Phillips, who also registered one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Billings also had goals scored by Jacob Martinez, Orri Haman, and Trey Robillard, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Billings were Bryce Jensen, who had one and Tristen Heinrichs and Nik Nasby, who contributed two a piece.
Bozeman was held below its usual level of production. The Icedogs put an average of 2.6 pucks into the net per game. Bozeman kept Billings\’ goalie busy throughout the game, and Oordt made 48 saves on 48 shots.
The Bulls registered zero goals on one power play opportunities. Devin Day rejected 27 shots on goal for the Icedogs. Bozeman ended with 13 minutes in penalty time with four minors and one major.