That's three in a row
The Brahmas defeat the Mudbugs 4-2
Dale Lupul was on the bench alongside Scott Muscutt in civilian clothes. Lupul looked like a natural as an assistant coach up there. Hate to see him anywhere but on the ice, but it looks like his playing days may be over.
The game opened up with each team feeling the other out, with several changes to the roster having been made on both sides since they last met on November 8th.
A Tripping call on Mudbug defenseman Simon Mangos led to a power play goal from Justin Kinnunen at the 8:06 mark of the first period. Kinnunen received a pass in the high slot and fired a shot just inside the post on John DeCaro’s stick side to open the scoring. Jordan Cameron and Matt Burto were credited with the assist.
A Hooking call on Travis Clayton led to a bloody nose for Matt Burto and an early power play opportunity for the Brahmas at the 2:11 mark of the third. Less than a minute later, defenseman Chris St. Croix was called for a High Sticking Double Minor, giving the Brahmas their second five-on-three of the game at the 3:06 mark. It only took 15 seconds for the Brahmas to convert with Luke Sellars scoring his first goal of the season at the 3:21 mark to extend the lead to 3-2.
The third period shot count was 11-7 and the game count was 26-24, advantage Bossier-Shreveport.
Joe Palmer made 24 saves on 26 shots and earned the win. His record goes to 5-3-2-1. John DeCaro made 20 saves on 23 shots and takes the loss. His record goes to 5-6-0.
The Brahmas went 2 for 8 on the power play. Bossier-Shreveport went 0 for 7. The Brahmas were assessed 14 minutes on 7 infractions; The Mudbugs received 16 minutes on eight infractions.
The 3rd Star of the game went to Matt Burto two assists on the night. The 2nd Star was awarded to Joe Palmer for his performance in net and the 1st Star went to Luke Sellars for an assist and the game winning goal.