by Channel 2 News staff
Friday, March 26, 2010
Editor's note: The last paragraph has been changed to correct Alaska's opponent next week.
ONTARIO, Calif. - Making his first start since February 27, Billy Sauer stopped 36 shots to preserve a 2-1 Alaska victory against the Ontario Reign at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
The win leaves the Aces (33-26-8) in the enviable position of being able to secure a playoff spot with another triumph in regulation over the Reign Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. Alaska time.
Alaska currently holds the third seed in the National Conference playoff race, meaning the club would have home-ice advantage and first choice at determining the nature of the 2-3 format.