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Idaho Steelheads beat defending ECHL champ in postseason opener

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.

x-if necessary

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