The Janesville Jets were shut out Friday night for just the second time in 14 months.
The Jets were outshot just 34-32, but Minnesota Wilderness goalie Ryan Fanti stopped all 32 sent his way and the Wilderness skated to a 3-0 victory at the Janesville Ice Arena.
Janesville was shut out just twice all of last season, the most recent time coming March 23.
After a scoreless first period, the Wilderness scored twice in the second, including once while shorthanded, to seize control.
Eric Gotz and Luke Dow each had a pair of assists for the Wilderness.
Janesville hosts the second and final game of the series at 7 p.m. today.
WILDERNESS 3, JETS 0
Minnesota 0 2 1—3
Janesville 0 0 0—0
M—Nick Altmann (Isaac Kobienia, Eric Gotz), 4:57. M—Ondrej Trejbal (Luke Dow, Ashton Altmann), sh, 10:25.
M—Josh Fricks (Dow, Gotz), 6:01.
Saves—Ryan Fanti (M) 32, Daniel Lebedeff (J) 31