Melbourne Ice rips Adelaide Adrenaline, 5-1
Melbourne Ice had a four-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 5-1 win over Adelaide Adrenaline.
Melbourne Ice pulled out the victory even though it was hit with 24 penalty minutes.
Melbourne Ice was led by Lucy Parrington, who grabbed one goal and one assist. Parrington scored on the power play 7:56 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Melbourne Ice. Sarah Teed provided the assist.
Melbourne Ice excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in 11 chances. Melbourne Ice's offense was clicking better than usual and put 28 shots on goal during the game, better than the 6.1 shots per game it averages.
Melbourne Ice additionally got points from Teed, who also registered one goal and one assist and Nicole Tritter, who also grabbed one goal and two assists to lead the team in points. Fances McPhail also scored for Melbourne Ice. In addition, Melbourne Ice received assists from Rylie Padjen, who had one.
Adelaide Adrenaline could not produce up to it normal offensive output. Adelaide Adrenaline puts an average of 5.3 pucks into the net per game. By firing 19 shots on goal, Adelaide Adrenaline exceeded the 3.9 shots it averages per game this year. Adelaide Adrenaline could not stay out of the penalty box, as the team accrued 16 minutes in penalties during the game.
Courtney Rea rejected 18 shots on goal for Melbourne Ice. Melbourne Ice registered three goals on eight power play opportunities. Adelaide Adrenaline's Claudia Tom stopped 23 shots out of the 28 that she faced.