Wolverines double up Cobras in playoff opener

WHITEFISH — The Butte Cobras face a win-or-go-home situation tonight when they take on Whitefish in Game 2 of a best-of-three series in Whitefish.

Four Wolverines scored goals as Whitefish topped Butte 4-2 in Game 1 Friday night. (Stats) The puck drops for Game 2 at 7:05 p.m. Game 3, if necessary, begins at 4:05 p.m. on Sunday.

Kieffer Helbing, Chris Cutshall, Nathan Luznar-Purdy and Aleksei Garin scored in the victory. Brendan Schultz saved 27 of 29 shots between the pipes.

Bogdan Shleve and Anton Zimmer scored for the Cobras. Shleev also assisted on a goal, and Zach Steuck registed two assists. Philip Babb saved 31 shots in the loss.



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