Things started on a positive note for the Blues as big defence man Garrett Browning (assists to Forseth and Landry) blasted a point shot past Nathan Park putting the boys up 1 to 0.
A mysterious double minor at 15:39 signalled the tilting of the ice downhill into the Blues zone. Six unanswered goals over the next two and a bit periods that included four power play markers doused the nights early enthusiasm.
Scott Parsons playing his second game in two nights had a very busy night saving 35 of the 41 he faced.
The boys re-load and head down the hi way to Portage for the return match Saturday night.