Third period notes:
Things are getting a little testy. Saints have to be careful not to get into that type of game.
Saints kill both. Awesome five minutes.
Weninger makes a big stick save.
Now the Saints take another penalty in front of the net and RPI gets a five-on-three for a full two minutes.
Nasty looking hit on RPI player. Gunnar Hughes to the box for boarding. He gets a 5-minute major and a game misconduct.
Drewiske puts it in from the blue line but the Saints were offside. No argument from anyone on that call.
Second period impressions:
The Saints are dominating. RPI has almost no zone presence, they're heading to the box every five minutes and they aren't getting the momentum needed for a comeback. However, a two-goal lead isn't save and if the Saints don't hang on, I bet they'll look at the 0-for-6 power play effort so far tonight as the culprit.
St. Lawrence is now 0-for-14 on the man advantage this weekend. That will not get it done in the long run. Fight for this win and feel good about it if it comes because practice will be tough this week before a difficult road trip to Princeton and Quinnipiac.
Second period notes:
The Saints are just dominating this game in almost every way.
RPI kills off another one. Saints didn't look good on that one.
RPI heads to the box again. It's Cullen.
The power play is getting some good looks but again no scores.
Saints fail to score on the long five-on-3.
Saints get five on three.
Awesome kill by the Saints. That was big.
Kind of a big penalty kill here as it could get RPI back in the game.
Wick gets his second penalty of the game. This one for interference.
Saints kill the penalty.
Justin Baker heads to the box for holding.
Goal SLU Looked like George Hughes from the point. Snipe
First period impressions:
St. Lawrence is playing pretty well by my eyes. The goal Doherty scored showed some nice touch and Greg Carey's pass to him showed great vision. St. Lawrence has little to complain about so far in this game.
Weninger did save a goal late in the period, and the Saints could have scored a couple more. Carey missed a good look as he continues to search for his first goal of the season.
Saints are controlling the pace of this game and not making careless mistakes.
First period notes:
With the period about the end Weninger makes a nice save off an open shot.
Carey with a wicked snapshot that goes just high.
A lot of chirping toward the officials from the crowd, the coaches and the players. I have no comment (John Murphy is one of the officials)
Tommy Thompson was showing some good speed but lost his footing and crashes into the net.
Saints get a couple good looks but nothing goes. They are looking pretty sharp tonight.
Both penalties expire with no damage done.
Patrick Doherty heads to the box. I'ts 4-on-4 for the next minute, then an RPI power play.
Saints og on PP.
That top line has produced the majority of St. Lawrence's offense. They needed some of that last night, but it's nice to see it here in the first period.
Goal SLU Patrick Doherty from Greg Carey
Saints kill off the penalty.
Wick gets a penalty. You know who he reminds me of? Brandon Bollig.
SLU looks fresh and really getting a lot of zone time again here early.
Saints didn't get many chances on that. A good penalty kill by RPI.
Saints go on the PP right away, only 28 seconds into the game. they were 0-for-8 last night.
Here we go
St. Lawrence finishes its home weekend with RPI tonight. Combined the two teams have exactly one win, so it hasn't been the start either one wanted. St. Lawrence is sticking with the same lineup as last night, despite being shutout by Union.
Greg Carey/Kyle Flanagan/Patrick Doherty
Chris Martin/Kyle Essery/Jacob Drewiske
Tommy Thompson/Mark Armstrong/Justin Bruckel
Gunnar Hughes/Rick Carden/Jeremy Wick
George Hughes/Pat Raley
Riley Austin/Justin Baker
Pete Child/Jordan Dewey
Goalie: Matt Weninger
RPI is going with an extra forward and just five defensemen. Here is its lineup:
Zach Schroeder/Brock Higgs/Ryan Haggerty
Mark McGowan/Marty O'Grady/CJ Lee
Patrick Cullen/Johnny Rogic/Greg Burgdoerfer
Alex Angers-Goulet/Joel Malchuk/Justin Smith/Josh Rabbani
Mike Bergin/Bo Dolan
Pat Koudys/Nick Bailen
Goalie: Bryce Merriam
Referees: John Murphy, Nick Litterio. Linesmen: Brett Reed, Jason Shattie