Point Mallard blows out Louisiana, 9-1

 

Point Mallard had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 9-1 win over Louisiana.

 

Point Mallard was sparked by Matt Darnell, who registered one goal and one assist. Darnell scored 19:13 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Point Mallard. Stephen Coulter picked up the assist.

Louisiana was unable to stop Point Mallard from sending pucks towards the net, and Point Mallard eventually piled up 71 shots on goal. Point Mallard outdid its season average for goals scored. This season, Point Mallard averages 4.4 goals per contest.

Point Mallard additionally got points from Josh Hamilton, who also tallied two goals and one assist to lead the team in points, Grant Dukus, who also had one goal and one assist, and Justin Delisle, who also racked up one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Point Mallard included Justin Dunn, who had two and Jake Cox and Justin Clark, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Point Mallard were Jake Champaign, who had two and Drue Amato and Cooper Seedott, who each chipped in one.

Louisiana managed to stay out of the box better than usual, registering one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Louisiana wound up below its season average of 23.0 penalty minutes per game. Point Mallard's defense shut down Louisiana's forwards for much of the game, and Louisiana got off only nine shots during the contest.

Louisiana was led by Joshua Jorajuria, who scored the team's only goal. Jorajuria scored 12:33 into the second period to make the score 3-1 Point Mallard. Christian Meisinger assisted on the tally.

Point Mallard's starting goalie, Cooper Seedott, made eight saves and finished with the win before he was taken out in favor of Gary Glassman, who stopped zero shots. Point Mallard avoided the penalty box for the entire game and scored one goal off of one power plays. Santeri Seppinen recorded 62 saves for Louisiana. Louisiana registered zero goals on zero power play opportunities.