Dan Ellis only saw three shots on goal when the opening period was halfway complete, but they were big ones. A Jayson Megna shot from the right half-boards; a Chris Brown point-blank chance from 10 feet away on a defensive-zone turnover; and a Nicklas Jensen breakaway chance off of a neutral zone faceoff loss.
He got them all.
But he couldn’t get a sneaky shot by Skjei while the teams skated four-on-four. (Incidentally, Nathan Walker and Chris Brown caused the four-on-four with three good shoves traded in front of the Wolf Pack bench.)
It’s 1-0 hosts after one. Game sheet is here.