By Joe Mink
ELMIRA, N.Y. – Hot goalies often make the difference in playoff series.
Right now, few goalies are hotter than Michael Teslak. The Elmira netminder turned away all 31 shots he faced Wednesday night, leading the Jackals to a 5-0 victory over the Trenton Devils in Game 3 of the ECHL American North semifinals at First Arena.
Elmira leads the best-of-seven series 2-1, with Game 4 Thursday at First Arena.
Teslak hadn’t played since Elmira’s 5-4 win in four overtimes Friday to open the series, when he made 71 saves. He said he felt much more comfortable Wednesday.
“I struggled in regulation of Game 1. I’m seeing the puck really well now. Things have slowed down,” Teslak said.