Murray, Burlington blank Milton, 2-0
Alex Murray recorded a shutout against the Milton Icehawks as the Burlington Cougars picked up a 2-0 win.
After the loss made the series score 1-2 in the best of five series, Milton faces elimination next time out.
Burlington was led by Jeremy Gottzmann, who tallied one goal. Gottzmann scored 8:14 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Burlington. Cooper Richards assisted on the tally.
The Cougars excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. Burlington's defensive effort looked to be improved. The Cougars gives up two goals on average per game.
Burlington got a goal from Jack OHara as well. Other players who recorded assists for Burlington were Justin Scott and Joe Sullivan, who contributed one each.
The Icehawks were held below their usual level of production. Milton averages two goals per game. The Icehawks' offense efficiently hummed along to the tune of 34 shots put on Burlington's net.
Murray recorded 34 saves for the Cougars. Burlington incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Milton's Denny Dubblestyne stopped 28 shots out of the 30 that he faced. The Icehawks incurred six minutes in penalty time with three minors.