Fairbanks Ice Dogs open playoff series with victory

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks Ice Dogs got off to a pitch perfect start in their playoff series against the Janesville Jets.
The Dogs defeated the Jets by a score of 2-0. ​
After a scoreless first period, the Dogs were able to hang both of their goals up on Janesville in the second. ​
Both teams were held scoreless in the third, which was all that the Ice Dogs needed to secure their win. ​
The first goal of the night was netted by Ty Proffitt only three minutes into the middle frame, and Luke Mobley put the game out of reach just seven minutes later. ​
Matt Koethe and Tyler Deweese provided the assists for Proffitt while John Stampohar and Brendan MacLaren added the helpers for Mobley. ​
Goaltender Mattias Sholl secured the win with his seventh shutout of the year. ​
The Hermosa Beach California Native stopped all 26 shots fired at him in his 60 minutes of work between the pipes. ​
This is Sholl's ninth consecutive win in goal. ​
We caught up with the Dogs after the game to talk about their playoff-opening win, and what they have to do to keep this momentum alive. ​
"I feel as confident as ever. I'm just feeling a flow right now. Those last two minutes... Sometimes you just have to make those saves for your team. And we came out with the win. I think we're pretty pumped for this win. But we know it's just the first one of this series. The second game is going to be even more important to get a two game advantage so we can go into Janesville feeling good," said Sholl.​
"It's super exciting. It's a fun atmosphere to play in at home. Now we spend 30 minutes being excited about it, but then come back tomorrow and put the work boots back on to keep going," said Ty Proffitt, Ice Dogs Forward.
These two teams will play again tonight.
If the Ice Dogs win then the best of five series will be put on hold until next weekend down in Wisconsin. ​
If the Jets win tomorrow then we'll get another game on Sunday night at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.