Point Mallard had a five-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 6-0 win over Louisiana.
Point Mallard\’s penalty kill excelled, as Point Mallard gave up zero goals despite allowing 11 power plays.
Point Mallard was paced by Justin Delisle, who racked up one goal and one assist. Delisle scored on the power play 9:31 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Point Mallard. Point Mallard earned a power play opportunity when Tommy Margolis was put in the box for tripping. Jake Cox picked up the assist.
Referees had their hands full with a major incident at 19:51 into the third period. Three fighting penalties were dished out along with three game misconducts.
Point Mallard forced its penalty killing units to work especially hard during the game, picking up 12 minors and one major for 49 minutes in penalty time. Point Mallard surpassed its season average of 18.0 penalty minutes per game. Point Mallard stifled Louisiana\’s power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Point Mallard was steadier on the defensive front than it has been for much of this season. Point Mallard averages 2.3 goals allowed per game. Point Mallard\’s offense rang up 41 shots on Louisiana\’s net. The defensemen of Point Mallard were also effective in Louisiana\’s zone, and came away with two goals.
Point Mallard additionally got points from Cox, who also registered one goal and one assist and Stephen Coulter, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Austin Weber also scored for Point Mallard. Other players who recorded assists for Point Mallard were Justin Dunn, who had two and Chandler Brown, Ian Precht, Drue Amato, and Justin Clark, who contributed one each.
Louisiana racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with nine minors and two majors for 48 minutes in penalty time. The total exceeded the 21.0 minutes per game Louisiana had been spending in the box. Louisiana\’s offense operated below its season average. Louisiana averages 2.5 goals per game.
Gary Glassman made six saves before being replaced by Cooper Seedott, who took the win and made 20 saves. Point Mallard registered two goals on eight power play opportunities. For Point Mallard, Delisle was ejected from the game. Sean Angle recorded 35 saves for Louisiana. Louisiana ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Margolis was ejected from the game.