ALEC DOPP — For the second night in a row, the Green Bay Gamblers got the help they needed from Sioux Falls — who defeated the Chicago Steel in back-to-back games – in a tight postseason dash but were unable to capitalize against Indiana, as the Ice completed their weekend sweep of Green Bay with a 2-0 shutout victory Saturday night at the Resch Center.
Though the Gamblers notched just six shots on goal halfway through regulation, they rebounded to out-shoot Indiana 32-24 on the night. Problem was, those shots didn’t find the back of the net against goaltender Jason Pawloski. It was seventh time this season in which Green Bay was held scoreless in regulation.
With Chicago losing and Muskegon defeating Youngstown, the Gamblers now find themselves in a three-way tie for the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot with seven regular season games remaining. Derek Lalonde and company will travel to Tri-City next weekend for a two-game set before returning to the Resch on March 28 against Lincoln.