continued As it turned out, that was more than enough production, but WG got too comfortable in the second period and nearly gave that lead away. IHC's Jared Pignone scored on the power play, and the Cavaliers took 12 shots overall, putting heavy pressure on Wildcat goalie Henry Burns.
But Burns made several big stops, including one on Jason Reape as he streaked in alone after serving a penalty. He also got help from the iron as Sean Shepard hit a shot hard off the right post late in the period.
Sufficiently scared, WG would control the flow of play in the third period, and while it didn't add to its lead, it played stronger defense and never let the Cavaliers get many clean shots, setting the stage for the latest chapter in the Wildcats' saga with RFA.