Shawn Boutin gave Idaho a two-goal lead, and Tommy Fallen added a power-play goal to seal Idaho’s 3-1 victory over the Allen Americans in Game 1 of a first-round series in the Kelly Cup hockey playoffs Thursday.
Andre Bouvet-Morrissette also scored for the Steelheads, who overcame a 37-24 shot disadvantage against the reigning ECHL champions and killed all four of their penalties. Philippe Desrosiers had 36 saves.
Game 2 is Saturday in Texas.
Steelheads vs. Americans
- Thursday: Idaho 3, Allen 1
- Saturday: Idaho at Allen, 6:05 p.m.
- Wednesday: Allen at Idaho, 7:10 p.m.
- April 22: Allen at Idaho, 7:10 p.m.
- x-April 23: Allen at Idaho, 7:10 p.m.
- x-April 26: Idaho at Allen, 6:05 p.m.
- x-April 27: Idaho at Allen, 6:05 p.m.