Florida Junior Blades survived a determined comeback attempt by Atlanta Knights on the way to a 3-2 win.
Florida Junior Blades made the score 3-1 on a goal by DJ Thomas at 5:33 in the third period, and Atlanta Knights got as close as 3-2 when Boris Knyazev scored 17:35 into the third period.
JP Larmoyeux had two goals and one assist to lead Florida Junior Blades. Larmoyeux scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 5:23 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Florida Junior Blades. Florida Junior Blades had gotten the advantage when Atlanta Knights' Justin Fisher was sent off for tripping. Eryn Siracusa picked up the assist. Larmoyeux's next tally on the power play made the score 2-0 Florida Junior Blades with 2:36 left in the first period. Marcus Ortiz provided the assist.
Florida Junior Blades stifled Atlanta Knights' power play, and did not give up a single goal while down a man. Florida Junior Blades did not reach the goal total it has come to expect this season. Florida Junior Blades averages eight goals per game. Atlanta Knights was unable to stop Florida Junior Blades from sending pucks towards the net, and Florida Junior Blades eventually piled up 36 shots on goal.
Atlanta Knights' offense operated below it season average. Atlanta Knights puts an average of four pucks into the net per game.
In addition, Florida Junior Blades received assists from Kristian Avellanet, who had one.
Atlanta Knights also got points from Knyazev, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Atlanta Knights got a goal from Dan Fendius as well. Other players who recorded assists for Atlanta Knights were Brandon Harley, who had one.
Florida Junior Blades put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Atlanta Knights to score on any of its six power plays.
Atlanta Knights additionally got points from. Fendius also scored for Atlanta Knights. More assists for Atlanta Knights came via.
In addition, Florida Junior Blades received assists from.
Joseph Keyser made 24 saves for Florida Junior Blades on 26 shots. Florida Junior Blades incurred 22 minutes in penalty time with six minors. Sean Davis turned away 33 pucks between the pipes for Atlanta Knights. Atlanta Knights incurred 12 minutes in penalty time with six minors.
Florida Junior Blades registered one goal on six power play opportunities.