Good efficient game by Norrkoping. I thought Moscow (except from Evdokimov) played relatively well - not very effective though... If Moscow does not win 2 out of next 3 games, expect some big changes at the organization (I'm looking at you, Corey Scott! )
Bombers Take Game 1 By a Score of 3-0 The Winnipeg Bombers had their first game of the season tonight against the Denver Wolves, and goaltender Chyanne Carter was dressed in uniform for his first official game on the team. Early on, Winnipeg was held in their own zone, and Vitaly Belanov even took a 2 minute penalty for hooking, sending the Denver Wolves to the power play. On that Bombers penalty kill, the Wolves gave up the puck in front of their own net and defenseman Anatoly Danilin captalized as he fired the shot home to give his team the 1-0 lead. Then just over a minute after that, goalie Chyanne Carter passed the puck up to Travis Boychuk who made a pretty pass over to Vitaly Belanov who sniped it home to bring the score to 2-0. The Denver Wolves were carrying the play in the 1st Period, and even hit the post on one of their chances after the Bombers' second goal. At the 12:50 mark of the 1st, left winger Lance Lucena fought off a check and ripped in the puck into the bottom corner which seemed like an easy save for Denver goalie Tristen Carter. Marco Wolfe and Dale Montana assisted on that goal, and the Bombers went up 3-0 with the commanding lead. In the next two periods, the Denver Wolves continued to pepper shots at Winnipeg's Chyanne Carter, but he bested every single one of them as he saved all 33 shots for the shutout. He even had that assist on top of that. Danilin, Belanov and Lucena had the goals for Winnipeg, which seem like unlikely heroes from the looks of last season. Denver out-shot Winnipeg 33-16, but Tristen Carter only saved 13 of 16 which was the deciding factor in the game. Winnipeg can thank their goalie Chyanne Carter for the win and the 1-0-0 record.