Atlanta Jr. Knights had a three-goal lead after two periods and cruised the rest of the way en route to a 4-0 win over Potomac Patriots.
Hunter Scott had two goals and one assist to lead Atlanta Jr. Knights. Scott scored the first of his two goals at 11:43 into the first period to make the score 2-0 Atlanta Jr. Knights.George Gerasimou provided the assist. Scott's next tally made the score 3-0 Atlanta Jr. Knights with 9:43 left in the second period. Alexander Goodhue picked up the assist.
Potomac Patriots' power play was ineffective against Atlanta Jr. Knights' penalty kill, which allowed zero goals while shorthanded.
Atlanta Jr. Knights stifled Potomac Patriots' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Atlanta Jr. Knights featured an improved defense during the game. Atlanta Jr. Knights allows 2.1 goals per game. Atlanta Jr. Knights kept Potomac Patriots' goalie busy throughout the game, and Garrett Forrest made 34 saves on 38 shots. Atlanta Jr. Knights struggled to stay out of the sin bin throughout the game as it finished the game with 16 penalty minutes for seven opposing power plays.
Atlanta Jr. Knights additionally got points from Jordan Simmonds, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Derek Makimaa also scored for Atlanta Jr. Knights. More assists for Atlanta Jr. Knights came via Aaron Blaker, who had one.
Potomac Patriots put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Atlanta Jr. Knights to score on any of its six power plays. Potomac Patriots' offense operated below it season average. Potomac Patriots averages 2.6 goals per game.
Brandon Haase made 20 saves for Atlanta Jr. Knights on 20 shots. Potomac Patriots incurred 14 minutes in penalty time with seven minors.