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Florida Junior Blades penalty kill dominates in 4-1 defeat of Tampa Bay
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Florida Junior Blades' penalty kill was superb, as Florida Junior Blades survived multiple penalties to beat the Tampa Bay Juniors, 4-1.
Florida Junior Blades was led by Max Cobb, who tallied one goal. Cobb scored 9:24 into the third period to make the score 2-1 Florida Junior Blades. Chris Lepore assisted on the tally.
Florida Junior Blades' offense rang up 38 shots on Tampa Bay's net. Florida Junior Blades was forced to rely heavily on their penalty kill unit throughout the game, as it racked up 20 penalty minutes.
Florida Junior Blades additionally got points from Lepore, who also had one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Alec Koenen also scored for Florida Junior Blades. More assists for Florida Junior Blades came via Matt Benolkin, who had two and Daniel Thompson and Matthew Salera, who each chipped in one.
The Juniors were held below their usual level of production. Tampa Bay puts an average of 5.1 pucks into the net per game. Team could not crack Florida Junior Blades' penalty kill and was held to one power play goal while having nine opportunities to play with the man advantage.
The Juniors were led by Nicholas Reed, who scored the team's only goal. Reed scored on the power play 14:43 into the second period to make the score 1-1. Tampa Bay had taken the advantage when Florida Junior Blades' Benolkin got sent off for slashing. Brendan Nicholson picked up the assist.
Florida Junior Blades' Jacob Carter stopped 22 shots out of the 23 that he faced. Florida Junior Blades registered one goal on seven power play opportunities. Emil Eriksson rejected 34 shots on goal for the Juniors. Tampa Bay incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors.