Johanson’s big game bests Point Mallard in 4-1 Atlanta win

Alex Johanson was all over the ice for Atlanta, as he tallied two goals and one assist in Atlanta\’s 4-1 win over Point Mallard.

Johanson scored at 3:43 into the second period to make the score 1-0 Atlanta and again while 5:13 into the third to make the score 3-1 Atlanta.

Atlanta\’s Alekandr Zendejas was a brick wall in net, as he came up with 25 saves and let only one puck past him. Zendejas certainly lowered his goals against average, which was 2.75 entering the contest.

Atlanta did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Atlanta puts an average of 6.1 pucks into the net per game.

Others who scored for Atlanta included Evan Camba and Dylan Wattles, who each put in one. In addition, Atlanta received assists from Andrew Cooley, Kyle Rimbach, and Colin OConnor, who contributed one each and Philip Pugliese and Jack Cleaver, who each chipped in two.

Point Mallard managed to stay out of the box better than usual, racking up one minor for two minutes in penalty time. Point Mallard ended up below its season average of 16.0 penalty minutes per game. Point Mallard\’s offense operated below its season average. Point Mallard averages 4.7 goals per game.

Point Mallard was led by Josh Hamilton, who scored the team\’s only goal. Hamilton scored 19:10 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Austin Weber assisted on the tally.

Atlanta incurred four minutes in penalty time with two minors. Cooper Seedott rejected 23 shots on goal for Point Mallard. Point Mallard registered zero goals on two power play opportunities.