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FINAL from Appleton: Game Two -- Ferris State 5, SLU 1


Third period notes:
Goal Ferris Jordie Jonhston
Goal Ferris State Just no energy from St. Lawrence late in this game.
The St. Lawrence power play just looks slow tonight. The crowd isn't behind it either
Saints go on another PP.
Saints get a couple looks. This crowd is totally out of it. Total silence in here.
St. Lawrence's power play looked out of sorts and they fail to score.
SLU gets a power play here. Third one on Thompson this game for Ferris.
Saints kill off that penalty.
Second period impressions:
St. Lawrence picked up three penalties in the period and again go into the next period on the PK. Two of Ferris State's three goals have come on the man advantage. It's exactly what Hurlbut said yesterday — It's tough to win games when you're watching from the box.
SLU now has some real challenges ahead. For starters, they have to kill this penalty and somehow find a way to score even strength.
The goal was pretty and St. Lawrence is certainly working hard, but marching to the box anymore will result in another loss.
Here's the Martin goal:

Second period notes:
SLU gets another penalty late in the second period. It's Riley Austin.
Saints fail to get back to one on the power play.
Ferris now gets a penalty.
Goal Ferris Travis Ouellette with his third of the weekend on the power play.
Drewiske now to the box giving a power play back to Ferris State.
Goal SLU Chris Martin off a great pass from Greg Carey.
Ferris State penalty.
Drewiske hammered into the boards after the whistle, slow to get up. Looks OK though.
Saints had a puck spinning near the goal line but refs say it didn't go in.
SLU is getting some decent zone time, but they aren't able to put one home.
Saints fail to score on the power play.
Saints go on PP
Goal Ferris State on the 5-on-3. Kyle Bonis.
Another penalty called on SLU, gives Ferris a 5-on-3 for 1:19.
Moss with some nice saves through the first two minutes of the extended power play.
Saints start off having to kill 4:39 of a penalty.
First period impressions:
St. Lawrence played better that period than it did last night, but another costly penalty gives Ferris State a long power play heading into the second period.
Let's talk about that penalty on freshman Gunnar Hughes. He gets a five-minute major and game misconduct for boarding. That is a questionable decision by the refs and the fans at Appleton let them know about it.
The issue is not with the boarding call because, well, it was boarding. The issue is that it wasn't malicious and it was more that Hughes was finishing a check when the Ferris State player fell. Hughes could not possibly stop in time to avoid the hit. Do you give a five-minute major and game misconduct for that?
Now, SLU is on the PK for the next 4:39 of the second period already down 1-0. Not a place you want to be at this point in the game.
First period notes:
Gunnar Hughes to the box for boarding — gets five minute major and game misconduct. Ferris State on the PP and will remain so into the second period.
Despite playing nearly the full two minutes in the offensive zone, SLU can't get the equalizer.
Hooking call on Ferris State.
The Bulldogs are looking a lot more deliberate with their offense tonight. Taking their time instead of just firing every shot as soon as they can.
Ferris is relentless with its shot blocking. Players are falling all over the ice anytime SLU winds up.
Almost 10 minutes into the game and no penalties yet. Wonder what Hurlbut told them before the game about that.
Couple good efforts near the crease finally, but the goalie looks good for Ferris again.
Martin does have some nice speed. That top line though isn't doing a lot of passing — taking shots from the point or blue line without working it deep.
Carey gets a weak look. St. Lawrence still struggling to put shots on net and Ferris is doing a nice job blocking shots.
Ferris State goal Saints with a bad defensive play. Got lost in the neutral zone and Ferris had a breakaway.
Ferris looks a little more organized right off the bat. Saints chasing it around.
Here we go.
The lines are set for tonight:
Ferris State:
Kyle Bonis/Jordie Johnston/Matthew Kirzinger
Eric Alexander/Travis Ouellette/TJ Schlueter
Garrett Thompson/Cory Kane/Aaron Schmit
Tommy Hill/Dominic Panetta/Nate Milam
Chad Billins/Scott Czarnowczan
Brett Wysopal/Derek Graham
Michael Trebish/Jason Binkley
Goalie: Taylor Nelson
Chris Martin/Kyle Flanagan/Greg Carey
Kyle Essery/Mark Armstrong/Jeremy Wick
Jacob Drewiske/Patrick Doherty/Tommy Thompson
Gunnar Hughes/Max Mobley/Justin Bruckel
George Hughes/Pat Raley
Nelson Armstrong/Jordan Dewey
Riley Austin/Mac Stratford
Goalie: Robbie Moss
Referees: Justin Prusak, Chris Ciamaga
Lines: Tory Carissimo, Andy Petrus

It isn't much of a surprise that Rick Carden isn't in the lineup tonight after taking three penalties last night, one of which resulted in a power-play goal. However, Peter Child and Justin Baker are also absent. I thought they played well defensively.
Associate head coach Mike Hurlbut said last night he was shuffling the lines for tonight and he certainly delivered on that. Aside from getting Riley Austin and Mac Stratford in defensively, each offensive line is revamped.
Chris Martin moves to the top line with Flanagan and Carey, adding some speed a la Aaron Bogosian from last season. Drewiske, meanwhile moved down to the freshmen line with Doherty and Thompson.
Also getting in tonight is Gunnar Hughes, Max Mobley and Justin Bruckel on the fourth line. Mark Armstrong fills in where Carden resided last night on the line with Essery and Wick.
Finally, Robby Moss gets the nod in goal. Granted Weninger gave up four goals, but two were on power plays and another came on a breakaway. Can't really fault him for much last night. Moss is solid though and switching goalies early in the season is nothing new for the Saints. They usually don't pick a goalie until the second semester.

For those of you coming to the blog early for today's game, I'll give you a couple videos from last night. Unfortunately, I didn't get any SLU goals on video:

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