Nashville shrugs off penalties, upends Yellowstone, 3-1

 

Nashville, which found itself down a man often, weathered Yellowstone's power play opportunities and emerged with a 3-1 victory.

 

Nashville was led by Brock James, who finished with one goal and one assist. James scored on the power play 17:25 into the second period to make the score 2-1 Nashville. Nashville earned a power play opportunity when Tanner Vincent was put in the box for boarding. Nathan Rieman picked up the assist.

Nashville stifled Yellowstone's power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Nashville could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 28 minutes in penalties during the game.

Others who scored for Nashville included Dakota Wilson and Trent Kulczyk, who scored one goal each. In addition, Nashville received assists from Logan Orem, who had one and Kyle Van Wyk, who had two.

Yellowstone did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Yellowstone averages 4.3 goals per game. Yellowstone was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 28 penalty minutes.

Yellowstone was led by Nick Greene, who scored the team's only goal. Greene scored 15:00 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Hunter Ruschmeyer assisted on the tally.

Nicholas Ottenbacher recorded 21 saves for Nashville. Nashville registered two goals on seven power play opportunities. Nashville ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Josh Hill was ejected from the game. Lance Knudson made 27 saves for Yellowstone on 30 shots. Yellowstone registered zero goals on six power play opportunities.