First intermission: Brennan scores, Adam leveled

Defenseman T.J. Brennan scored the opening goal of today's contest between Montreal and the #2 team in the CHL Mosaik Top-10, Cape Breton. Brennan's second of the season was the only goal mustered by the Juniors in the period, as the score stands at a 1-1 tie after 20:00 of action. With 2:14 to go, 6'2, 203-pound Luke Adam had the boom lowered on him by a Jan Piskacek hip check as he cut across the middle just inside the Cape Breton blue. Clearly shaken on the play, Adam went immediately to the dressing room for the rest of the period. However, Adam is skating as the teams hit the ice for the second period. The Juniors will be without top-line center Angelo Esposito for the rest of the afternoon. The Thrashers prospect immediately jumped Piskacek after the blow to Adam, picking up an instigator, fighting major, and game misconduct. The contest featuring two of the QMJHL's elite goaltenders in Jake Allen (STL) and Olivier Roy ('09 eligible) has seen a fair of amount of offense with a combined 23 shots in the first period. Roy, who in previous viewings has been a lights-out type of stopper, doesn't seem as sharp thus far. Allen on the other hand has been very good, including a few nice saves down low late in the period.
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