Elmira, N.Y. - Forward Nick Larson netted a goal and the shootout-winning marker to help guide the South Carolina Stingrays past the Elmira Jackals, 2-1, Saturday night at First Arena.
The Jackals (20-27-2-4) kicked off the scoring 1:25 into the game when forward Danny Hobbs slipped a centering pass past the left pad of Stingrays netminder Allen York from the top of the crease. Larson tied the contest at 12:58, rifling a shot under the blocker of goaltender Neil Conway off the top of the right-wing circle. Forward Peter Boyd picked up the lone assist.
In the second and third periods, the Stingrays (34-16-2-3) outshot the Jackals 24-13, but could not find an additional tally. Elmira ripped eight shots on York in the five-minute overtime stanza to the Stingrays' three to set up the shootout.
Forwards Jack Downing, Wayne Simpson and Dale Mitchell scored for the Stingrays in the first three rounds, and Larson buried the game-winning tally in the first round of sudden death to take the victory.
The Stingrays ended the contest 0-for-3 on the power play, while the Jackals went 0-for-2.
The Stingrays wrap up their Northeast swing of a season-long six-game road trip at 4:05 p.m. Sunday with a rematch against the Jackals.
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