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Corpus Christi outlasts Lone Star, 4-2
Story by Narrative Science.
In a game where neither team could get a cushion, the Corpus Christi IceRays escaped with a 4-2 victory over the Lone Star Brahmas.
No lead was more than two goals during the contest, and the winning goal was scored by Grant Hutton at 1:02 of the second period.
Lone Star's power play was ineffective against Corpus Christi's penalty kill, which allowed one goal while shorthanded.
Corpus Christi's offense was clicking better than usual and put 47 shots on goal during the game, better than the 28.5 shots per game it averages.
Corpus Christi additionally got points from Hutton, who also registered one goal and one assist and Eric Purcell, who also finished with one goal and one assist to lead the team in points. Corpus Christi also got a goal from Martin Hojbjerg as well. In addition, Corpus Christi received assists from Jesse Shelton and Maurin Bouvet, who each chipped in one.
By firing 24 shots on goal, the Brahmas exceeded the 15.9 shots they average per game this year.
Lone Star was helped by Todd Koritzinsky, who had one goal. Koritzinsky scored 19:25 into the third period to make the score 3-2 Corpus Christi. Donovan Gardiner provided the assist. Paul Fregeau also scored for Lone Star. More assists for Lone Star came via Anthony Mousseau, AJ Duggan, and Michael Crowley, who contributed one a piece.
The IceRays' Forbes Ploszaj stopped 22 shots out of the 24 that he faced. Corpus Christi incurred 16 minutes in penalty time with eight minors. Sean Keating recorded 43 saves for the Brahmas. Lone Star ended with 35 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major. For the Brahmas, Ben Owen was ejected from the game.