(INDEPENDENCE, Mo.) The Rapid City Rush, proud affiliate of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, fell 3-0 to the Kansas City Mavericks at Cable Dahmer Arena on Friday night.
For the first time all season, Rapid City yielded the first goal as Cole Coskey hit Max Andreev for his second of the season with just five seconds left in the first period.
Despite gaining some momentum on a Tyson Helgesen fight with Justin Nachbaur, the Rush were unable to convert on five powerplay chances in the game. The Rush did manage 28 shots on net, their second highest total of the season, and outshot the Mavs 28-20 (the first time R.C. has outshot an opponent this season).
Kansas City extended the lead with a Patrick Curry goal with 1:30 left in the second period. The powerplay goal marks the seventh man-advantage marker for the Mavericks this season.
In the third period, Jake Jaremko would add one more for insurance less than three minutes into the period. Jaremko, recently named Mavericks captain, has now scored twice in as many games.
Matt Radomsky stopped 17 shots in the loss while Jack LaFontaine logged a 28-save shutout in his Mavericks debut.
The Rush will end their arduous five-game series with Kansas City tomorrow night at 5:05 p.m. from Cable Dahmer Arena.