Ducks fall in home opener

Ducks keep it close early, but fall in their home opener to the Atlanta Capitals Friday 5-1 at the Point Mallard Ice Complex.

Scoring Summary:
1st Period

Atlanta, Minaev 1 (Mikhailov, Miller), 3:23.

2nd Period

Atlanta, Overby 1   4:51.

3rd Period

Atlanta, Brown 1   0:53.

Atlanta, Poliseno 1 (Minaev), 6:29

Point Mallard, Cox 3 (Nilsson, LaPlante)

Atlanta, Brown 2 (Markus, Vannelli), 14:33.

Goalies:

Atlanta, Bivolcic 1-0-0 (46 shots-45 saves).

Point Mallard, Glassman 1-1-0 (47 shots-42 saves); Gartner 0-0-0 (3 shots-3 saves).