The Baltimore Skipjacks out-skated, outhit and outscored th Fredericton Canadiens in a 5-2 American Hockey League
home-opening victory Friday night before 3,199 at the Baltimore Arena.
Five Skipjacks scored, and Don Beaupre, on rehabilitation assignment from the Washington Capitals, was outstanding in goal.
Thomas Sjogren, Jeff Greenlaw, Reggie Savage, John Purves and Steve Maltais scored for Baltimore. Alfie Turcotte and Chris Felix had two assists each.
"It was nice to finally score a goal," said Maltais, who scored his first of the season by converting a perfect pass from Purves during a power play in the second period. "I hope it will give me confidence and the goals will start to come now. We have a very quick team this year, and we have a lot of guys who can put the puck in the net. We have a lot more team speed, and we're using it to our advantage."