2003 - 2004
March 6, 2004
Pride - 4
Generals - 2
Site: Florence Civic Center, Florence, S.C.
Why the Generals lost: The Pride scored twice in the last 22 minutes to break open a tie game.
Stars: Greensboro - Mike Bayrack, one goal. Alex Andreyev, one goal. Florence- Josh Piro, one goal, two assists.
The play: Greensboro had an answer for Florence's first two goals, but Riku Rahikainen's tally with 1:05 left in the second period gave the Pride the lead for good.
What they said: "We have 14 games left to play. We have to play every game like it's a playoff game. Most important, we have to understand we control our own destinies." - Matt Turek, Generals forward.
Records: Greensboro 33-24-1. Florence 23-29-7
Note: Mike Bayrack, a left winger who leads the Generals in goals, rejoined the team after a three-day stint with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. After his goal Friday night, Bayrack has 32 goats and 60 points in 54 games with Greensboro.