If you've ever talked to me about the use of the word "bounces," you'd know that I don't really believe in that cliche. C'mon. But defenseman Ryan Lowery's blunder less than two minutes into the first period might qualify as an exception.
Clarkson's Adam Bellows rocketed a shot from the point, which bounced off Lowery's right skate and onto center Chris D'Alvise's stick. D'Alvise easily finished past goaltender Richard Bachman for the early lead. It was the second time in two games the Tigers had allowed a goal in the first two minutes of the game.
CC squandered three power plays in the period, but got a tying goal just as the second one expired. Right wing Jimmy Kilpatrick dug the puck out of the left corner and passed to Eric Walsky on the left faceoff dot. Walsky sent the puck to Scott McCulloch on the far post, who redirected it past goaltender David Leggio at 12:49.