GREENVILLE, S.C. - A change in net yielded the Augusta Lynx their first point in seven games, but not even a stellar effort by goalie Cris Classen was enough to end their losing ways.
Despite Classen's 28 saves in his first start in three weeks and a third-period comeback, the Lynx fell to the Greenville Grrrowl 5-4 on Craig Minard's goal 1:11 into overtime.
The loss sets a franchise record for futility, as it extended the Lynx's winless skid to nine games (0-7-2).
Roger Trudeau scored a hat trick for the Grrrowl, and goalie Jayme Platt turned aside 38 of 42 shots to remain unbeaten in December (4-0-0), as the Grrrowl defeated the Lynx for the second straight time and improved to 14-11-1.
Minard got the game winner when his shot deflected off Lynx defenseman Trevor Gillies, off Classen and in the net for his fourth goal of the year.
After falling behind 4-2 early in the third period on Trudeau's third goal, Scott Morrow and Patrick Yetman answered with goals for the Lynx to tie the game at 4 and force overtime.
Tyler Willis and John Whitwell also scored goals for Augusta (11-11-6), which returns home to face the Charlotte Checkers today at 4:05 p.m.