Bruins drop playoff opener

Frontier Division Semi-Finals, Game 1: Missoula 2 @ Helena 7 (Helena leads best of three series, 1-0) – The Bighorns rattled off four unanswered goals in the third period to stretch their 3-2 advantage and ultimately snag a 7-2 win over the Bruins to jump ahead one game to none in the Frontier Division Semifinals. Elliot Plourde set the pace with a hat-trick and two helpers, with Ty Niskanen, Nicholas Noel, Ricards Groskops and Ian Zaleski lighting the lamp as well for Helena in front of a stellar 50 saves from Alexander Rogers between the pipes. Misha Akatnov and Trevor Prince put Missoula on the board as Evan Williams stopped 22 of 29 for the visitors.

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