Great screen on the JT above centre ice here at the Hershey Centre.
2:00: Alonge lays out Rasmussen at centre ice.
3:00: Pretty quiet opening 3. Literally in this case. Eerily quiet between whistles. Can't be more than 1000 people here.
3:34: During a delayed penalty, Partanen hits the crossbar. Jamie Wise then the post about a second after. Yikes. PP#1 Missy.
5:36: Kuptsov stoned by a flailing Pav save as the penalty expires. Then Kontos a goal post. Czinder given a gift by Maxwell and can't convert. Crazy 30 or so seconds. Ooh the replay hurts. Nick had him dead to rights. Fired it wide.
8:28: KoKo picks up a crazy bounce rebound off a MacQueen chance. Tries to stuff it back through Maxwell through his legs.
10:03: TV timeout. The Hershey's Kiss Cam making the rounds. Short trip. I think there's only 8 couples in the whole arena.
10:05: Syrette and Bilcke square off. Pretty good bout.
10:48: Johnny, Vail and Cheese buzzing. Great chemistry with those three. Has been for a couple weeks now.
12:35: Clarke-Czinder-Maletta draw a penalty. PP#1 Spits. Lots of perimeter stuff. All sizzle no steak.
15:00: Vail sets up a streaking Kerby after the PP expires. BIg stop by Maxwell. Been busy. Shots are 14-3 Spits.
15:13: 1-0 MISS
Bad bounce leads to the opening goal. Pav goes behind the net to play the puck, and it gets stuck between his skate and the very bottom of his pad. He walks out front and it pops right out to Brace.
16:53: 1-1 TIE
Johnson feeds Vail at the right dot and Brady wastes no time getting rid of it. Huge bounce back goal after one of the most bizarre plays I have ever seen.
18:53: Shots are 16-5 WSR. Could easily be up, if not for the bizarro goal. Distinct territorial and chances advantage.
Pretty good period all in all. No bus legs. That was the fear. Should be good from here.
MISS BRACE (29) 15:13
WSR VAIL (18) (JOHNSON, MARCHESE) 16:53