Duluth, Ga. - South Carolina erased two one-goal deficits, but it wasn't enough as the Stingrays fell to Gwinnett, 3-2, at The Arena at Gwinnett Center on Thursday.
Gladiators forward Kurtis Bartliff started the scoring 3:19 into the first period, deflecting a shot from forward Maxime Legault between the legs of Stingrays goaltender David LeNeveu (26 saves on 29 shots) for his 10th goal of the season.
The Stingrays (19-5-1-2) tied the game early in the second period when forward Lindsay Sparks caught a pass from forward Zach Currie out of the right-wing corner and rifled it past the blocker of Gladiators netminder Brad Philips (22 saves on 24 shots) at 2:18.
The Gladiators (8-17-0-1) reclaimed the lead moments later on the power play with a blast from defenseman Antoine Corbin at 5:35.
Stingrays forward Paul Rodrigues made it 2-2 on the man advantage at 4:04 of the final frame with help from forwards Patrick Gaul and Peter Boyd.
At 12:49, Corbin ripped in the game-winning tally and third goal of the season.
The Stingrays finished t 1 for 3 on the power play, while the Gladiators went 1 for 5.
The Stingrays play at Greenville on Friday in a 7 p.m. game before returning to the North Charleston Coliseum for a home game Saturday against the Wheeling Nailers at 7 p.m.
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