Alaska moves into 1st place with Monday win over Rage
Four players scored and Alaska goalie Nick Kulmanovsky stopped all 29 shots he saw on Monday night to help Alaska improve to 15-8-1 with a 4-0 win over the visiting Dawson Creek Rage and move into a first-place tie with Kenai River. The win marked Alaska’s fifth straight victory and third in the last four days.
Alaska scored twice on the power play, and rookie Jordan Watt bagged a goal and an assist in the win. Defenseman Jeff Bergh sparked Alaska early, scoring at the 7:51 mark of the first period. The Avs took the 2-0 lead less than two minutes into the second with a Casey Nelson power-play goal. On the third goal, forward Brandon Brossoit raced up the right wing and slipped a centering pass to Mitch Kontny for the circle. Kontny buried the shot to score for the third straight game and fourth time in five games. Watt added an empty-netter during the tail of regulation.
Kulmanovsky stopped 11 of the 29 shots in the third and made arguably his biggest saves during the final period.