Mudbugs foiled by another one-point weekend

By ROY LANG III, Journal Sports 

The Shreveport Mudbugs fell 3-0 on Friday and 2-1 in a shootout on Saturday in New Mexico as their losing streak reached five games.

The power-play woes continued for Shreveport, who failed to convert on all seven chances with the man-advantage during the weekend. The Mudbugs are now 0-for-20 on the power-play dating back to the second period on Oct. 22.

Shreveport scored just one goal in 125 minutes of action – their lowest output of a weekend series this season — against the Ice Wolves.

Things get no easier as Shreveport will begin the second half of their extended road trip with a pair of games at Lone Star. The Brahmas boast a 13-1-1 mark and lead the North American Hockey League’s South Division.

Last week’s 3 Stars

  1. Tommy Aitken: Made 29 of 30 stops in regulation and overtime in Saturday’s shootout loss.
  1. Kason Muscutt: Scored his second goal of the season to give Shreveport a 1-0 lead early in the third period Saturday.
  1. Matthew Danzinger: Collected the lone assist on the weekend.

NAHL South Division standings 

Lone Star (13-1-1), 27 points

New Mexico (11-2-1), 23

Oklahoma (10-2-1), 21

Amarillo (8-5-1), 17

Shreveport (6-8-4), 16

El Paso (7-7-0), 14

Odessa (6-7-1), 13

Corpus Christi (2-12-2), 7

*top four make the playoffs

Team leaders

Goals: Logan Gotinsky, Niklas Miller, Garrett Steele, 5

Assists: Jaden Goldie, Drake Morse, 7

Points: Gotinsky, Goldie, Morse, 9

Penalty Minutes: Maksim Sushchynski, Miller 37

Game-winning goals: Miller, Gotinsky, Morse, Sutton Murray, Goldie 1

Goals-against average: Tommy Aitken, 2.32

Save percentage: Simon Bucheler, .913

Up next

The Mudbugs head to North Richland Hills, Texas, for a series against Lone Star — Friday and Saturday (7:30 p.m., CST).

Contact Roy at roylangiii@yahoo.com