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Atlanta blows out Potomac, 8-3
Story by Narrative Science.
The Atlanta Knights were firing on all cylinders against the Potomac Patriots, and when the final buzzer sounded Knights emerged with an 8-3 win.
Atlanta got the win thanks to a great game by Patrick MacDonald, who had two goals and one assist. MacDonald scored the first of his two goals at 8:47 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Atlanta. Austin Ventura picked up the assist. MacDonald's next tally made the score 2-1 Atlanta with 16:14 left in the second period. Bradley Harley provided the assist.
Potomac's power play was ineffective against the Knights' penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.
Atlanta racked up the penalties in the contest, and ended with six minors and one major for 27 minutes in penalty time. The Knights had been averaging 16.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Patriots were unable to stop Atlanta from sending pucks towards the net, and the Knights eventually piled up 37 shots on goal. Atlanta found the back of the net more times than it usually has this season. The Knights have scored at the pace of 4.6 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 three goals.
Atlanta additionally got points from Ventura, who also grabbed one goal and two assists and Ryan Dumond, who also tallied one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Others who scored for Atlanta included Kienan Fenton, who had two and Rick Fiorillo and Sage Dugas, who scored one goal each. In addition, Atlanta received assists from Se Kim, who had two and Christopher Santa Maria, Matthew Benz, Jack Trischett, Zachary Egan, and Alex MacInnis, who each chipped in one.
Potomac excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in five chances. The Patriots could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 24 minutes in penalties during the game.
Potomac was led by Micah Dabao, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Dabao scored on the power play 2:07 into the second period to make the score 1-1. The Patriots had gotten the advantage when Atlanta's MacInnis was sent off for boarding. Nicholas Grose picked up the assist. Shane Barber also scored for Potomac. Other players who recorded assists for Potomac were Noah Rubin, Robert Santiago, and Steven Frankel, who contributed one a piece.
The Knights' Lucas Thurston stopped 13 shots out of the 16 that he faced. For Atlanta, Harley was ejected from the game. TJ Hollen made 29 saves for Potomac on 37 shots.