In the team's first game in almost a month, the Penn State Icers needed two goals from Paul Daley in the final period to beat Robert Morris, 3-2, Friday night at Mellon Arena. Unfortunately for the Icers, it won't count.
The game became an exhibition match Friday after a pair of glitches caused delays at the arena. A malfunction in the main scoreboard occurred during the Penguins-Flyers game according to the Icers Web site.
The Web site also stated the problem was fixed Friday morning but then the crane fixing the scoreboard malfunctioned as well and couldn't be moved off the ice. Because of the problem, the Penn State game was re-scheduled until 6:45 p.m. as a two-period exhibition match that wouldn't count in the standings.
Once the game started, Penn State found itself trailing after the first 15-minute period 1-0 until a Tim O'Brien goal tied the game at one early in the second period. Daley's first goal of the game gave the Icers a 2-1 lead with less than five minutes left. After a Robert Morris goal tied the game, Daley's second goal of the game off a Robert Morris defenseman's skate with 1:08 left gave Penn State the lead for good.