2S, no. 4; newsletter by h.s.)
We came out on the attack epitomizied by Ralz's four shots on his first shift and we kept up the pressure for most of the game. Still, we went in the first break gridlocked at 0-0.
Ironically, the Rage got on the board first at the beginning of the 2nd, with a long, screen shot from center that narrowly missed defenseman Scott LeMatty and just deflected off my glove. Ralz answered back, however, with some nice moves across center that resulted in his first tally of the season. The scoring continued in the 2nd, when Allen got a shot off during a goal-line scramble to give us the 2-1 lead. Later, however, the Rage capitalized on breakaway to tie it up once again. We went in the 2nd break even again at 2-2.
The 3rd period was a frenzy of penalties and close calls (including Scott L. being called for stick holding with 3:00 minutes left). We survived the power play and kissed our sister.
1) TIM HAND
For his goal, his ten awesome attempts and for his nasty crosscheck on the big white-jerseyed guy.
2) ALLEN SNYDER
For his opportunistic goal that gave us the temporary lead.
3) SCOTT LeMATTY
For some great (big) defensive presence.