It was the Riley Gill show Saturday night at the Maverik Center. The Utah Grizzlies fired 30 shots at the Allen Americans' goaltender, and none got past him.
Led by Joel Chouinard's two goals, the Americans cruised to a 4-0 victory, ending the Grizzlies' season, winning the best-of-seven series 4-1.
The two-time defending champion Americans took the next step toward history as they look to reach the ECHL finals for a record third consecutive season, which has never been done.
"There's a reason why they've won so many championships: He's lights out in the net," Grizzlies coach Tim Branham said of Gill. "We've had a really hard time scoring these last two games, and they have guys who know how to put the puck in the back of the net. The effort was there for us tonight, just not the results. Our hats are off to them."