Posted: Apr 16, 2012 8:25 PM by KPAX Sports
Updated: Apr 16, 2012 8:26 PM
MISSOULA- The Missoula Maulers spent the afternoon back on the home ice. They're two games into their first-ever league championship series, and are right where they don't want to be, trailing two games to none.
Missoula put up a gallant effort Saturday night, losing 3-to-2 in overtime at Helena. That was a much better effort than Friday's game-one where one key Bighorns goal turned the tide, and helped the Bighorns grabbed the momentum.
"When they scored with 9 seconds to go in the first period, we didn't respond the way we should have. Saturday night, we came out in their barn really hard and played more to our capabilities. We had a chance to win the game but it went the other way. I thought we played fairly well," said Maulers Head Coach Marcus Baxter.
"We're not finishing goals and we aren't playing the body like we normally do. We just gotta be back to our game and once we do that, we'll start winning some games here," said Maulers Forward Al Maul.
"The first game, we didn't come out like we wanted to. We battled back in the second game and didn't quite go our way but we played really hard and things are looking up," said Maulers Forward Anders Nord.