The Stars make the most of that power play at the end of the period. Sean Avery flicks a sweet backhand from behind the net, and Fabian Brunnstrom knocks it in for a 2-2 game at the end of one. Stephane Robidas is on the secondary assist, at 19:50.
OK, now for the first-period recap... pretty good for the Stars, but that second goal should've never materialized. Still need to clean up the sloppy stuff, the passes going backward which kinda drive ya crazy.
Stephane Robidas has the assignment of Alex Ovechkin, and so far he's doing a pretty darn good job of containing the guy. Yeah, he's had some chances, but this IS Ovechkin, kids. He's going to have chances, regardless of who's defending him.
Sean Avery's finally getting rewarded (points-wise, anyway) for his work. He's looking good thus far, as is the Mike Modano line.