Live Blog: Pats v Raiders First Period

....I can honestly say that I'm excited for this game tonight. Every game from this point is important. I'm hoping the real Pats step up and take the two points from the Raiders.

....Hewitt gets his second start in a row and I'm expecting him to shine and improve on his 11 wins.

....Nice to see Reddin back in the line-up (I shouldn't say that for sure.... he was in the warmup).

....Rieder and Pavkovich are out.

....Mitchell is playing LW with Weal and Moser (RW). Davidson and Schneider are the starting d pair.

....4:02 Maylan takes a tripping call while forechecking against the Pats Schneider. Pats to the powerplay.

....No luck on the powerplay.

....7:05 Pats go up 1-0 on a goal by Moser (4th) on a sweet tip from a shot by Davidson. Mitchell picks up the 2nd assist. 1-0 Pats.

....11:31 Borstmayer gets tagged for boarding giving the man advantage to the Raiders.

....12:00 Raiders capitalize on the powerplay tying the game at 1. McNeill from Rowley and Corbin. 1-1.

....12:31 Raiders take the lead after receiving a gift 2 on 1. Parker is able to sneak the puck past a sprawled ot Hewitt. Maylan and Revenko get the helpers. 2-1 Raiders.

....13:16 Mitchell has been awarded a penalty shot after being taken down on a breakaway. Nice move but nicer stop. Still 2-1.

....13:36 Bettauer takes a cross checking minor giving the Pats the advantage and opportunity to tie it.

....13:44 Tie game! Mitchell tips home a Bell wrister on the Old Dutch powerplay. Assists to Bell and Davidson. 2-2. Edit: This was changed in the second period.

....17:55 Bidlevskii gets a roughing penalty giving the Raiders another powerplay to pretty much end the period (unless they score).

....Good kill by the Pats.

....14-11 shots for the Raiders.

....Time for the intermission.
on February 16, 2011 by Kevin Shaw |