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Carey with an incredible goal off an incredible pass and Saints win.
Saints kill a penalty.
Third period impressions:
Well, something lit the fire, eh? Carey was awesome in the period. Weninger, though, is the real star in my eyes. He has been incredible again.
Now, onto overtime. 20:00 sudden death.
Third period notes:
Headed to overtime.
Carey with an awesome goal makes it SLU 3 Yale 3.
Saints go on the PP
Saints showing some life midway through the third.
GOAL SLU Bogosian with a sweet wrister.
I'll say this: Weninger is keeping St. Lawrence within reach. But the Saints have to find a way to get zone pressure.
Weninger makes another great stop on an odd-man rush.
Second period impressions:
Yale continued to look strong and this could easily be 5-1 or even 6-1 if it weren't for Weninger. He made two breakaway stops and several good saves in the period. He now has 14 saves. Saints got only five shots on net in the second.
Saints need to get pressure and, more importantly, stay out of the box. Yale is 3-for-4 on the man-advantage. All there goals were on the power play.
Second period notes:
Saints go back on the kill. Looks better this time.
Penalty killed. Sainst nearly give up a short=handed goal.
The SLU PP is not looking too good.
SLU goes on the PP.
Bogosian with a quick look, but shoots right into Rondeau's chest.
Weninger stops a breakaway opportunity.
Goal Yale Again on the power play. They're 3-for-3 now. This goal goes to Jimmy Martin, his second.
Yale goes on the PP.
Wick knocks a guys helmet off on a hit. It was a legal hit.
Saints look a little slow coming out to start the second period.
Power play has ended. Saints do not get a shot on net in the first 30 seconds.
First period impressions
The Saints haven't' had much sustained pressure, although they lead the shot 9-8. Yale's power play is impressive — short, quick passes have yielded two goals that you can't fall Weninger for surrendering.
Saints need to find some more zone time and get good looks on Rondeau. The lone goal was a fluke. Pat Raley just flipped a shot up in the air toward net, and Rondeau apparently didn't see it as it went in untouched.
At times SLU has looked out of sync, running into each other and not getting crisp passes.
First period notes:
Exciting first period and we still have eight minutes left of it.
Yale's power play strikes again. Great passing. Executing well. Weninger had no chance.
Dewey to the box for boarding.
Yale seems to be targeting Wick any chance they get.
Denny Kearney scores on the PP and it's 1-1.
Saints penalty kill looks great on the first. Weninger makes a diving stop.
Penalty on Flanagan.
Pat Raley flips one on net and Rondeau can't handle the hop.
Pretty good atmosphere and pretty full at the drop.
Here we go.
The lines are set for tonight's ECAC quarterfinal Game 1 between St. Lawrence and Yale. The Saints come in with a 12-20-5 overall record, while second-seeded and No. 3 Yale holds a 23-5-1 record. The teams split their season series, each winning at home.
Here are the starting lines:
Greg Carey/Kyle Flanagan/Nic Vangog
Nick Pitsikoulis/Jacob Drewiske/Aaron Bogosian
Sean Flanagan/Kyle Essery/Jeremy Wick
Mark Armstrong/Matt Dyer/Max Mobley
George Hughes/Pat Raley
Peter Child/Justin Baker
Jordan Dewey/Matt Raley
Goalie: Matt Weninger
Kenny Agostino (10 goals-13 assists-23 points)/Clinton Boubonais (3-0-3)/Chad Ziegler (7-7-14)
Chris Cahill (12-17-29)/Andrew Miller (11-27-38)/Brian O'Neill (17-20-37)
Antoine Laganiere (3-7-10)/Brendan Mason (4-8-12)/Charles Brockett (3-5-8)
Denny Kearney (13-17-30/Kevin Limbert (6-8-14)/Broc Little (15-17-32)
Ken Trentowske (1-3-4)/Nick Jaskowiak (1-5-6)
Colin Dueck (0-8-8)/Kevin Peel (3-8-11)
Mike Matczak (2-12-14)/Jimmy Martin (5-11-16)
Goalie: Ryan Rondeau (22-4-1, .928 sv %, 1.97 GAA)