The Hershey Bears came back from a 3-1 Manitoba Moose lead to eventually take the lead in the third period 4-3 with under five minutes left in the game. But the Moose tie the game and the Bears are forced to kill a 5 on 3 in the waning moments of the game to send it to overtime.
Alexandre Giroux is the game one hero as he scores not only a hattrick on the game, but the overtime game winner off of a Tyler Sloan shot from the point. The rebound bounce right to a waiting Giroux and the Bears defeat the Moose 5-4.
In a thrilling game one, the Moose were able to get some great break away chances as the Bears' defense scrambled. If they didn't score, Manitoba was able to draw penalties.
Highlights of the game can be found here.
Oh, and the Red Wings take a game one victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a little thing called the Stanley Cup playoffs. Not as important, but I thought I should mention it.