The game remained without a goal until the 6:14 mark of the second period, when Ryan Collins extended his point streak to four games with his 3rd goal of the young season. Gus Frankwicz was able to find Collins wide open in the slot, who quickly one-timed the puck past Greely goaltender Josh Lawless. The power play goal was just the Capers second over their first seven games.
As Greely mounted an assault in the later half of the second period, Capers goaltender Peter Haber stood tall. Greely outshot the Capers 7-0 over the final five minutes, including several on a long 5-on-3 to end the frame, but the ferocious penalty killing of Cape Elizabeth combined with Haber's composure saw off the Rangers assault.
Collins would double his tally--and the Capers lead--just 2:25 into the third period. As the Capers killed the remainder of the overlapping 5-on-3, Collins found himself in slamming in an Alex Glidden rebound from just inside the paint for his fourth goal of the season, a goal that would prove to be all the Capers would need.
The hosts remained vigilant on defense, keeping Greely's potent offense from mounting an attack in the third. Collins hat trick bid was denied midway through the period, when Lawless smothered him on a breakaway to keep the score at 2-0. It would prove to be of little consequence; the Capers would close out the victory for their third straight win, improving to 4-3-0 on the season.
NOTES: It was the first 2 goal game of Collins' career...Haber stopped 70 of 72 shots in three consecutive wins, including shutouts of Brunswick and Greely...Cape Elizabeth outshot Greely 30-23...Cape went 1-for-3 on the power play while Greely was 0-for-4.