Skop, Bozeman blank Glacier, 1-0

Zach Skop made 45 saves to complete the shutout and led the Bozeman Icedogs to a 1-0 win against Glacier.

Steven Nisbet\’s game-winning tally was the game\’s only goal. It came at 8:44 in the second period. Kenny Myers provided the assist.

Bozeman was led by Nisbet, who grabbed one goal.

The Icedogs were often in penalty trouble, totaling five minors and two majors for 30 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 23.0 minutes per game Bozeman had been spending in the box. The Icedogs\’ penalty kill was spotless, allowing no goals on five Glacier power plays. Bozeman forced Glacier goalie Pierre Gustafsson to work between the pipes, taking 44 shots.

More assists for Bozeman came via Frank Sabato, who had one.

Glacier forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up six minors and two majors for 32 minutes in penalty time. Glacier surpassed its season average of 28.0 penalty minutes per game. Glacier stifled the Icedogs\’ power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Glacier did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Glacier puts an average of 2.9 pucks into the net per game. Glacier\’s offense rang up 45 shots on Bozeman\’s net.

The Icedogs registered zero goals on six power play opportunities. For Bozeman, Weston Blatter was ejected from the game. Pierre Gustafsson made 43 saves for Glacier on 44 shots. Glacier ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Cody McGlocklin was ejected from the game.