Empire JHL 2012/2013
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Thurston, Atlanta blank Islanders, 3-0
Story by Narrative Science.
The Atlanta Knights used a sparkling performance by Lucas Thurston to take down Islanders, as the netminder did not allow a goal in Atlanta's 3-0 shutout victory.
The Knights were led by Patrick MacDonald, who tallied one goal. MacDonald scored 24:59 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Atlanta. Christopher Santa Maria picked up the assist.
Atlanta excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in four chances.
Austin Ventura also scored for Atlanta. More assists for Atlanta came via Bradley Harley, who had one.
Islanders was held below its usual level of production. Islanders puts an average of 2.8 pucks into the net per game.
Lucas Thurston made 25 saves for the Knights on 25 shots. Atlanta incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors. Islanders took out Andrew McLeman after he had made 12 saves and installed Michael Kitts in goal, where he finished with seven saves and the loss. Islanders incurred 10 minutes in penalty time with five minors.