News 12 @ 11 Monday April 14, 2008
Charleston, SC--The Augusta Lynx lead by their goaltender Bobby Goepfert had a great opportunity to sweep the South Carolina Stingrays on Monday in Charleston, but thanks to a four-minute power play in overtime the 'Rays were able to covert with the man advantage to defeat the Augusta Lynx 3-2 in overtime and fight off elimination for one more day.
The Lynx again were faced with a Stingrays team that came out firing, scoring just three minutes into the game with a goal from Marty Guerin. The Lynx answered back with a shorthanded goal from captain Louis Goulet, who got a great pass from Aaron Slattengren on a 2 on 1. The 'Rays answered right back with a goal from Chris Chaput on a 4 on 4 opportunity.
In the 2nd period, the Lynx only had five shots on goal, but got the game tied as Chase Watson picked up a loose puck and fired a shot past Josh Johnson to tie the game. Will Bodine and Ryan Dingle assisted.
The Lynx fired 18 shots on g oal in the 3rd period, but could not get the equalizer and for the second straight game, overtime would decide the outcome. In overtime, Matt Auffrey had a chance from the side of the goal that was denied by Johnson. Following the play and to the suprise of the Lynx Auffrey was sent to the box for a double-minor penalty for high-sticking. The 'Rays wasted no time converting on the power play as Stephen Werner drove home the game-winner just :22 seconds into the man-advantage. Game #4 in Tuesday, April 15th in Charleston at 7:05pm