Corpus Christi pins 2-1 loss on SteelHounds
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- The Youngstown SteelHounds' road woes continued on Friday night as they lost the sixth of their last seven games and their fourth straight.
With solid defense, the Corpus Christi Rayz pinned a 2-1 defeat on the SteelHounds.
A tight game all the way through showed the power play on display as the Rayz's Justin Quenneville scored his 16th goal at 15:49 of the first period to make it 1-0.
The SteelHounds answered back early in the second period as Tab Lardner tipped a Stephen Margeson shot past the goaltender on the power play tally. It was Lardner's 11th goal of the season and his fourth in three games.
SteelHounds goaltender Brad Roberts played one of his better games of the year, stopping 29 of 31 shots but it was not enough.
Derrick McIver put home a rebound for a power play goal with less than five minutes for the winning score.
SteelHounds captain Jeff Christian was denied history as he stayed off the score sheet and could not set a record for most consecutive games with a point.
Christian remains tied with teammate Chris Richards who set the record last year with 19 straight games .
Youngstown is 1-3-1 on this road trip and has dropped to 15-11-7 for 37 points, still four behind Bossier-Shreveport for second place in the division.
Youngstown will finish its two-week trip tonight when they take on the defending champion Laredo Bucks at 8:30 p.m.