Rayz thump ‘Kings 7-4, Beaudry chased out in 1st
The Corpus Christi Rayz broke open a 1-1 game with four goals in the final 5:30 of the first period boosting them to a 7-4 victory over the Memphis RiverKings Thursday night at the DeSoto Civic Center. Rayz veteran Bernie John had a goal and 3 assists and Josh Miskovich had a pair of goals to help the Rayz end a 2-game losing skid and send Memphis into one.
The Rayz struck first on Miskovichâ€™s first of the night, an unassisted goal that came after a turnover in the Memphis end, at 9:36 of the first. Dorian Anneckâ€™s fourth of the season tied it at 14:23 on the power-play, but what began just 13 seconds later would quickly snowball into a 5-1 first intermission lead for the Rayz. Derrick McIver scored with 5:22 left on the clock and by the time it read :29, John, Randy Murphy and Shawn Legault had scored to make it 5-1. Thatâ€™s 4 goals in a span of 4:53.
Memphis outscored Corpus 3-2 in the final two periods on two goals from Ryan Campbell and another from Travis Banga, but it just wasnâ€™t enough to overcome the Rayz.
Miguel Beaudry, who was pulled after the fifth goal, took the loss in the nets while the Rayzâ€™ Brent Zelenewich was the winning goalie with 36 saves on 40 shots. The RiverKings out-shot their opponents for just the second time this season, finishing with a 40-31 advantage.
Corpus Christi improved to 4-3-0 while Memphis lost their second straight and fell to 2-4-0 with Bossier-Shreveport coming to the DeSoto Civic Center tomorrow (Friday) night at 7:05.