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Corpus Christi Falls in Series Opener in Albuquerque

The IceRays started their second road series with New Mexico on Friday night. Coming into the series, Corpus Christi was 4-1-1 during games played on Friday this season. The lone overtime loss on a Friday was to this very same New Mexico team.

The Ice Wolves got the scoring started in period number one late in the frame.  New Mexico was on a power play already when Kevin O’Keefe took a delayed call.  The Ice Wolves took advantage of having two extra skaters on the ice.

In the second period, it was the IceRays who struck first with Nathan Butler tipping one past the New Mexico goaltender off of a Kevin O’Keefe shot.  For Butler, it extends his team lead in points to twelve.  The goal also snaps a point draught of six games for the defenseman.

The scoring wasn’t over in the second as New Mexico struck to get the lead back.  With under five to go in the period, Albin Persson brought a puck into the offensive zone.  He dropped for Wandmacher who saw a wide open Zach Dill on the other side of the ice who buried it for his third of the season.

The teams were in a familiar spot as they went into intermission as the two teams were tied at 2-2, which was the score at the end of regulation in both of the two previous games.  Teams exchanged chances in the third, but back to back five on three chances for New Mexico resulted in a goal for the Ice Wolves.  They scored an empty netter to get to a final of 4-2.

The two teams will go at it again tomorrow.  Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30 CT/6:30 MT. You can catch tomorrow and all IceRays games live on HockeyTV and Brewster Street Radio.