The home team, Washington, inside the Comcast Arena opened up the game scoring within the first two minutes of play. Rhys Duch found the back of the net on an outside shot from a Kyle Buchanan pass.
The Knighthawks responded with a Johnny Powless quick-stick. Dan Dawson and Joe Walters got credit with assists on the play.
The first quarter ended, but not before two more goals from the Stealth. Matt Beers scored in transition after a feed from Mike Grimes, and Cliff Smith notched his first goal of the night.
With Washington leading 3-1, Rochester responded early in the second quarter with three goals (Walters, Campbell, Accursi). The Stealth's Cliff Smith scored again to bring the score even at 4 apiece.
Brad Self buried the ball over Tyler Richards' shoulder on a fast-break, and Cory Vitarelli found that same opening on Richards to take Rochester's lead to 6-4.
In the final two minutes of the first half, Iannucci and Ratcliff scored to tie the game at 6.
Bob Snider has been dominating the face-off dot as expected. Ball movement for the Stealth on offense has been below par, resulting in multiple giveaways and fast-breaks for the Knighthawks.
Casey Powell is a "healthy" scratch for Rochester. The Knighthawks staff says they wanted to give Powell another week off, because they felt he was not ready to play. Age may be a factor, but it does not sound like he is in any way injuried.