The Bears-Crunch game on Saturday night was very entertaining. The first frame saw the Bears up 1-0 from a Boyd Kane goal (assisted by Patrick Wellar and Keith Aucoin) 1:07 into the game. Jay Beagle followed that at 12:30 with a beautiful, unassisted, shorthanded goal, extending the Bears' lead to 2-0. That shorthanded goal would go on to be the game winner. In the second frame, Alexandre Giroux notched another goal, assisted by Patrick McNeil and Keith Aucoin) and then the Crunch finally snuck one past Michal Neuvirth. It would be their only tally.
Jay Beagle would answer that goal, assisted by Perreault and Helmer, and then the Bears were off to the races, with Zach Miskovic (assisted by Kane and Greg Amadio) and Karl Alzner (assisted by Miskovic and Perreault) providing the final two goals.
Referee Nygel Pelletier was kept extremely busy in this game, with a total of 31 penalties called, including three at one time (plus a 10-minute misconduct) for Crunch LW Kevin Harvey (roughing, tripping, and charging) at 15:26 of the 2nd frame. Harvey would return to add another unsportsmanlike conduct charge to his rap sheet in the third frame.
Photos from the game will be below the jump.