January 20, 2013
Rush upend Stealth for first win
By Gerry Moddejonge, Edmonton Sun
The Edmonton Rush have found their winning ways.
Improving to 1-1 with a convincing 18-10 victory over the Washington Stealth on Sunday, the Rush were once again led by first-overall draft pick Mark Matthews.
For the second time in as many games this season, Matthews opened the scoring on his first shot of the game as the two teams traded goals through an opening quarter that ended tied 3-3.
Their other goals of the frame came on special teams, with a power-play goal from Corey Small — who set a then-Rush-record of nine points the last time they played at Everett, Wash.'s Comcast Arena, which ended in a 16-5 Edmonton victory. Defender Chris Corbeil followed up with a short-handed goal on a breakaway.
Edmonton began to pull away with three goals to open the second quarter, as Small hit Ryan Ward with a cross-crease pass with the man-advantage.