Mayhem Prevails in Overtime
Ryan Michel's goal at 2:26 of overtime and a goal and two assists from Jake Trask propelled the Macon Mayhem to a 4-3 victory over the Mississippi RiverKings in Southaven, Mississippi on Saturday night.
The win was the second in as many nights for Macon over Mississippi. It is also the fourth win in the Mayhem's last five games. Macon increased its lead over Columbus to four points for eighth place in the Southern Professional Hockey League.
Max Cook opened the scoring for Mississippi but Trask tied it with a shorthanded goal midway through the first period. Daniel Gentzler put the Mayhem on top 2-1 at 17:48 of the first period.
Mississippi's Donald Oliveri tied the game four minutes into the second period, but four minutes after that, Vadim Guskov put Macon back on top. It was Cullen Bradshaw providing the tying goal just 1:24 into the third period forcing overtime.
The overtime was necessitated in large part due to another strong effort in goal by the Mayhem's Garrett Bartus. He made 39 saves on the game, and through the second and third periods, the RiverKings outshot the Mayhem 27-8.
Not only did the win move the Mayhem further ahead of Columbus, it also got Macon to within two points of the seventh place Louisiana IceGators. Those two teams play Sunday afternoon in Louisiana.
Fans can enjoy a 25% discount on orders from Marcos pizza on Sunday as the Mayhem scored three goals to meet the Marcos challenge. Fans can take advantage of the discount by ordering online at marcos.com and entering the code MAYHEM or by mentioning the Mayhem when dining in a Marcos restaurant.
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