Problems with the internet here at Pepsi Center, but we’re back now…for how long, I don’t know.
But hey, it’s 4-0 BC, with Nathan Gerbe tallying twice so far for the Eagles.
Lamoureux has not looked sharp so far for the Sioux, especially on the third BC goal… three of the four looked to me like makable saves.
BC drew first blood at 7:08, when a Sioux defenseman whiffed at the point, sending Kyle Kucharski and Andrew Orpik in on a two-on-one. Kucharski drew the D-man to him, then put a centering pass onto the stick of Orpik, who put a wrist shot under Lamoureux.
The Sioux almost tied the game at 10:21, when Chay Genoway hit the post, and the puck came back to Chris VandeVelde. VandeVelde had two swats at the puck, but he was stoned by BC goaltender John Muse.
At 13:14 Gerbe does what he does best, work in transition. With BC down a man, Gerbe gained possesion of the puck at his own blueline, and was off to the races, beating Lamoureux to make it 2-0.
Just two minutes later, Gerbe stuck again, this time throwing a prayer towards the net that Lamoureau let slip though his pads.
And finally, with 14 seconds left in the period, Dan Bertram’s shot from the high slot found its way past Lamoureux.
4-0 BC after one. Can the Sioux fight back? Stay tuned.