Alaska Leads Series 1-0
Aces Beat Las Vegas 2-0

By Doyle Woody
Anchorage Daily News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Lance Galbraith frequents the sketchiest precincts on the rink — unpleasant things happen in front of the net, along the boards and in the corners — and his visits usually explain whatever cut, bruise or abrasion his face bears at the moment.

And those are just the marks you can see. At times like these, deep into hockey’s postseason, the Alaska Aces’ veteran winger sometimes walks with the labored gait of a man double his 29 years.

Saturday night, prosperity soothed his pain. Galbraith’s power-play strike from the edge of the crease late in the second period helped deliver the Aces’ 2-0 win over the Las Vegas Wranglers in Game 1 of the ECHL’s best-of-7, National Conference finals.

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