....Hewitt is starting.
....Opening faceoff 7:38!
....Good start... lots of speed and the Pats just miss making the game 1-0 but somehow Groenheyde kept it out.
....Neigum dances in around the Oil King defender and is stopped by the Oil Kings netminder, he grabs his own rebound and beats Groenheyde top shelf blocker side just under the crossbar. Stevenson and Jung pick up the helpers at 4:01. 1-0 Pats.
....I was just going to comment on how I was liking the Neigum-Jung-Stevenson line but Edmonton takes advantage of a long shift. Hickmott scores with Wruck and Reinhart with the assists at 7:00. 1-1.
....Martell takes an interference minor and the Oil Kings take to the PP 7:13 in.
....9:23 in The Oil Kings take advantage of a poor line change and used their speed to take a 2-1 lead. Piluso out waits Hewitt and slides it blocker side Ewanyk and van de Mosselar pick up the assists.
....Shots are 7-4 Edmonton 7:43 left in the first.
....Reddin takes a slash at 12:56 (not a great call). Edmonton goes to the PP for a second time tonight.
....That PP lasted all of 30 seconds as Hickmott takes a rather weak hooking call at 13:26. 4on4 action.
....Pats get an abbreviated PP and get no shots.
....Another not so good call gets Bidlevskii a minor for tripping at 16:59. PP #3 for Edmonton.
....Another weak call kills the Oil King PP 13 seconds in. Abney gets a hooking minor at 17:12.
....No more scoring in the period. Shots end up 9-7 for the Oil Kings.