The first period is over in St. Kitts, and Drew Schiestel's Niagara IceDogs are locked in a 2-2 tie with the Oshawa Generals. Down a goal in the final minute of the first, the Hamilton-born Schiestel picked up an assist on Michael Swift's power play goal tally to lock the game at two. Trailing 3-2 in the best-of-seven series, the contest is a must-win for Niagara. The Dogs have a bit of opening today, as Generals star goaltender Michal Neuvirth did not dress with what appears to be a groin injury. The fans are all over untested back-up Darryl Borden, blasting him with DAAAA-RUUHHHL chants reminiscent of those directed at former New York Met Darryl Strawberry. EDIT: Niagara would go on to lose this game, 5-2. Series over.