Six different goal scorers led Tucson to a 6-0 win over San Jose in the first home playoff game in franchise history, and the Roadrunners now have a 2-1 series lead.
Just 2:27 in the first period, Dylan Strome stole the puck behind the San Jose net and fed Michael Bunting for the game's first goal. Lawson Crouse and Lane Pederson also added goals to make it 3-0 Roadrunners before the first intermission.
"Our compete level was there for the full 60 minutes and that's what you want to see," said Crouse. "When you get off to the start that we did, it enables you to get confidence."
"It's a lot easier when you are playing with the puck the whole time, everyone gets positive," added Dylan Strome, who recorded three assists. "Everyone was feeling it, and feeling good." The bench was positive, and we kind of kept rolling from there."
Mike Sislo, Andrew Campbell, and Mario Kempe added the other goals in what was the team's largest margin of victory this year.
Goalie Adin Hill needed to make just 21 saves to record the shutout.
The official attendance was 4,799. The Roadrunners will try to close out the series at home in game four on Friday night.