....Not much to report thru the first half of the period. Definitely a quick period with only 9 combined shots on net (5-4 Ice).
....12:29 Ice get an elbowing minor (Martin) giving the Pats the first powerplay of the game.
....The powerplay nets nothing.
....The Pats get on the board first on a nice snipe by Bell (his 12th) at 14:38. Bell stole a clearing attempt at the blueline and went in and beat Lieuwen glove side. 1-0 Pats.
....Ice take another minor (holding to Reinhart) at 18:14.
....Ugly start to this powerplay endig with no chances. 14 seconds left to start the 2nd.
....8-7 shots for the Ice after the first.