Michigan Warriors are one win away from capturing the North American Hockey League’s North Division playoff crown.
The Warriors blanked Port Huron Fighting Falcons 3-0 on Saturday to take a two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-five series.
The shutout was the second in as many nights for Michigan, which finished in second place during the regular season, 10 points back of first-place Port Huron.
The Warriors won the series opener on Friday, a 1-0 victory that was not decided until a third overtime period.
In Saturday’s second-straight road win at Port Huron, Michigan got two goals from Tyler Groat, another from TJ Stuntz and 28 saves from Trevor Gorsuch.
Game-day Gorsuch has faced 83 shots in the two outings against Port Huron and has stopped them all.
As a team, Michigan is now 5-0 in this year’s playoffs — the Warriors swept Janesville Jets in the opening round — and Gorsuch has started and finished all five games for a 5-0 record while blocking 172 of 177 shots for an eye-popping 0.87 goals-against average and .972 save percentage.
Game 3 in the series is slated for Perani Arena and Event Centre in Flint — home of the Warriors — on Friday, April 25.
PHOTO: Michigan goalie Trevor Gorsuch has posted back-to-back playoff shutouts over Port Huron. (NAHL photo.)