Nashville penalty kill dominates in 3-1 defeat of Point Mallard


Nashville's penalty kill was superb, as Nashville survived multiple penalties to beat Point Mallard, 3-1.


Nashville was led by Andrew Kluge, who racked up one goal. Kluge scored on the power play 6:26 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Nashville. Nashville had gotten the advantage when Point Mallard's Austin Weber was sent off for checking from behind. Riley McCann picked up the assist.

Nashville could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 38 minutes in penalties during the game.

Nashville also had goals scored by Noah Keener and Logan Orem, who each put in one. In addition, Nashville received assists from Max Dorfman, Jesse Hyde, and Trent Kulczyk, who contributed one each.

Point Mallard was often in penalty trouble, totaling six minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time. Point Mallard surpassed its season average of 17.0 penalty minutes per game. Point Mallard was held below its usual level of production. Point Mallard averages 4.6 goals per game.

Point Mallard was led by Justin Delisle, who scored the team's only goal. Delisle scored on the power play 16:39 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Point Mallard had gained a power play chance when Dakota Wilson was whistled for spearing. Jake Cox assisted on the tally.

Ricky Gonzalez rejected 23 shots on goal for Nashville. Nashville registered two goals on four power play opportunities. Cooper Seedott made 21 saves for Point Mallard on 24 shots. Point Mallard registered one goal on six power play opportunities. Point Mallard ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Weber was ejected from the game.