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We’re in between the first and second periods of Game 1. Thanks to the wireless going up and down like a yo-yo and nonstop action in the first period, I haven’t had a chance to post the line combinations. Here they are:

Maine Forwards:

Soares-Leveille-Johnson

Ryan-Hamilton-Purcell

Shepheard-deKastrozza-Bellamy

Hahn-Clark-Laise

Maine Defense:

Lundin-Duffy

Tyler-Ramsey

Hopson-Danis-Pepin

Maine Goal:

Bishop

Michigan State Forwards:

Kennedy-Abdelkader-Crowder

Lerg-Mueller-McKenzie

Schepke-Sucharski-Sprague

Lawrence-McClellan

Michigan State Defense:

Graham-Dunne

Gentile-Snavely

Howells-Vukovic

Ratchuk (The Spartans going with seven defenseman and 11 forwards)

Michigan State Goal:

Lerg

Reload for second period updates!

1:22:Underway and back to full strength.

4:33: Lerg makes a great save on Bret Tyler from a tight angle.

9:56: Midway through the contest and things have settled down since the wild start. Both goalies playing well.

12:56: Bishop gets a big pad on a wrister from Crowder to keep the Black Bears in front.

14:57: Maine creates some havoc in front of the Spartan net, but to no avail.

16:22: The Spartans have tied it. A nice backhand pass from Justin Abdelkader to Chris Snavely, who one-times it past Bishop stick side.

20:00: And we’ve got two periods in the books, tied at two. SOG 23-22 Maine so far.

Third period to begin in a new blog post.