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Allen beats Quad City 4-0 as Dell gains shutout
Story by Narrative Science.
Aaron Dell made 26 saves to complete the shutout and led the Allen Americans to a 4-0 win against the Quad City Mallards.
Allen got the win on the strength of a great game by Brian McMillin, who had one goal and two assists. McMillin scored 5:36 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Allen. Jason Deitsch assisted on the tally.
The Americans were often in penalty trouble, totaling eight minors and two majors for 26 minutes in penalty time. Allen surpassed its season average of 22.0 penalty minutes per game. The Americans put up an impenetrable defensive front on the penalty kill, and did not allow Quad City to score on any of its six power plays. Allen's defense was surprisingly good. The Americans gives up 2.4 goals on average per game.
Allen additionally got points from Kip Brennan, who also registered one goal and one assist. Allen also got a goal from Ryley Grantham as well. Other players who recorded assists for Allen were Jamie Schaafsma and Trevor Ludwig, who contributed one a piece.
The the Mallards penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled seven minors and two majors for 24 minutes in penalty time. Quad City had been averaging 16.0 minutes in penalties per game. The Mallards did not reach the goal total they have come to expect this season. Quad City puts an average of 2.7 pucks into the net per game.
The Mallards were led by Matt Duffy, who took four shots.
Allen registered one goal on four power play opportunities. Quad City's Neil Conway stopped 24 shots out of the 28 that he faced.