Stingrays 6, Lynx 3
Star of the game: Stingrays center Dave Seitz had a hat trick - giving him a team-leading 27 goals - and added an assist.
Key play: With the score tied at 2, Seitz capitalized on a Lynx turnover at the blueline and scored his second goal of the night on a wrist shot from the left circle that beat goalie Cris Classen to give the 'Rays a 3-2 lead at 14:39 of the second.
Plus: A third line centered by rookie Josh St. Louis, who scored his fourth goal, and wingers Lance Galbraith (one assist, plus-2) and Tyler Willis (one assist, minus-1) looked good at times, providing the lone bright spot on an otherwise miserable evening.
Minus: The Lynx regularly coughed up the puck deep in their own end, with turnovers leading directly to four of the Stingrays goals, including two unassisted tallies by Seitz.
Next game: vs. Columbia Inferno, 7:30 tonight, Carolina Coliseum