Four times trailing in the third period. Four shrugs. Four wins in six days, and the Bears are halfway home. Perreault ties it five seconds sooner than the infamous tying goal; presumably last contact was below the crossbar this time.

And that ends the River Rats era. A fine beginning; the second act was a little rougher. The finish was often intense, often entertaining, often moving.

But I stand by what I wrote at the end here.

Michael Fornabaio