Frozen Four: First period update
Play was a little sloppy at the beginning but it picked up -- especially the physical nature -- as the period went on. You can see why the Beavers have been a difficult team to play against late in the season. They have a relentless forecheck, and when their game is on, they do a good job of taking away time and space.
Apropos of nothing: This game has quite a United States versus Canada feel to it. Only one Miami player, sophomore left wing Justin Vaive (Toronto), hails from north of the border. Conversely, Bemidji's roster has nearly as many Canadians (10) as Americans (11) dressed this afternoon.