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Richards' big game bests Potomac in 8-5 East Coast win
Story by Narrative Science.
Graff Richards had two goals and three assists to lead the East Coast Eagles to an 8-5 victory over the Potomac Patriots.Richards found the back of the net 13:33 into the first period to make the score 1-0 East Coast and again while short handed 11:17 into the third to make the score 6-4 East Coast.
East Coast forced Potomac goalie Patrick Anderson to work between the pipes, taking 50 shots. The Eagles outdid their season average for goals scored. East Coast has scored at the pace of 3.7 goals per game during the current campaign. Team's forwards weren't the only contributers offensively, and the team's defensemen showcased their scoring touch with four goals.
East Coast also got points from Zachary Mabie, who also finished with two goals and one assist and Thomas Gilmartin, who also racked up one goal and one assist. East Coast also got a goal from Connor Sheehey as well. More assists for East Coast came via Collin Duffy, Bailey King, and Kyle Levere, who contributed one a piece and Shane Selan and Bruce Chappell, who each chipped in two.
The Patriots' offense rang up 41 shots on the Eagles' net. Potomac surpassed its usual scoring output this season. The Patriots average 2.8 goals per game.
Potomac was led by Jack Strycharz, who tallied three goals. Judd Parker also scored for Potomac. In addition, Potomac received assists from Robert Stone, who had two and Tyler Nolan, Micah Dabao, and Kyle Powers, who contributed one a piece.
Conner Fissel made 36 saves for East Coast on 41 shots. The Eagles totaled 36 minutes in penalty time with three minors and two majors and went 0-for-2 on the power play. For East Coast, Duffy and Chappell were ejected from the contest. Anderson rejected 42 shots on goal for the Patriots. Potomac totaled 19 minutes in penalty time with two minors and one major and went 1-for-4 on the power play. The Patriots ran into serious disciplinary problems during the contest, and Jeffrey Egan was ejected from the game.