Steelheads vs. Americans Game 7 Tonight
Only once in ECHL playoff history has a team come from 3-nothing in a series to win 4-3. The Idaho Steelheads hope to repeat history tonight.
Shane Hanna scored the first two playoff goals of his professional career as part of a six-goal Idaho outburst on Tuesday night at CenturyLink Arena, as the Steelheads skated past the Allen Americans for a 6-3 win in Game 6 of the Mountain Division Semifinals. Idaho has erased a 3-0 series deficit with three straight wins and forced a decisive Game 7 on Wednesday night in Boise.
The Steelheads and Americans went seven games in their only other post-season meeting, a series won by the Americans in 2016.
Hanna opened the scoring early in the first period, the first time in the series the Steelheads had struck first. The Americans would tie the score twice in the opening frame, but Cole Ully’s late first period goal would put Idaho in front for good.
With the win, the Steelheads became only the fourth team in ECHL history to overcome a 3-0 series deficit to force a Game 7. Only one of those teams, the 2010 Cincinnati Cyclones, has won the series.