Pats @ Broncos (Update)

Davidson, Metz and Strueby are all out with various injuries. Looks like Sparrow is the other scratch for the Blue & White.

Swift opens the scoring at the 9:15 minute mark on a goal by Stickland assisted by Eakin and Hoban). For the first part of the game the Broncos are taking it to the Pats.... not overly dominating but they are controlling most of the play from what I can see on the web cast (for Swift being a smaller rink the camera view is so far away and at times it is hard to tell what is going on in each end).

Pats are fending off the Broncos.... Weal ties the game @ 15:44 (assisted by Eberle) on an odd man rush (may have been tipped in by the Bronco d-man Claffey but it was hard to tell.... Keen figures it either hit Claffey or Weal batted it out of the air but wasn't sure). The tide is turning and looks more like a back and forth type game. Like I said it's hard to tell on the web cast.

Morgan Clark makes a couple nice saves to keep the score tied at 1.

First period ends 1-1. Shots are 12-11 Pats.

After a 20 minute or so delay.... an errant shot hit the glass of one of the i-Plex's new "sky boxes" and shattered in the Pats end.

Sounded and sorta looked like a good second period.

Second ends 1-1. Shots are now 27-18 Swift (16-6 for Swift in the 2nd).

Broncos Eakin scores with 16.7 seconds left on a Pats turnover to make the score 2-1. Eberle gets a great chance with Ketlo out of the net but is stoned by Clark. Pats fall 2-1.
on October 24, 2009 by Kevin Shaw |