At the early stages of the game it seemed like no one would get one past the goalies. Both were dominating their creases with support from their defense.
That all changed midway through the first when Evan H. stole the puck at the redline and went in on a breakaway. The Ducks netminder made the initial stop, but Rory Z. was there to put the rebound in the back of the net. This was the first of two short-handed goals by the Royals.
The Royals added goals from Tristan K. , Kevin B. and Andrew T., as well as a second goal from Rory Z.
Goaltender Cole B. stopped 30 of 31 shots, relinquishing the shutout with just 1:31 left in the game.