Comeback: Brahmas come from behind to beat Mudbugs on Monday
Shreveport 3 @ Lone Star 4 (OT) - Monday provided hockey fans with a rare NAHL matinee pitting the South Division leading Lone Star Brahmas and third place Shreveport Mudbugs. The two teams came into the day riding extended winning streaks with the Brahmas at seven and the Mudbugs at six.
The Mudbugs scored early on the power play as Steven Mather sent one over Alec Calvaruso that he never even saw due to heavy traffic in front. It took Shreveport only 46 seconds to pick up their second when Jordan Fader carried it down the middle of the ice behind the defense and put it five hole on Calvaruso earning him a trip to the bench in favor of Max Prawdzik. Another power play chance for Shreveport paid off as Mather quickly greeted Prawdzik rather rudely, sending the puck past his left skate at 13:57 after taking a centering pass from Frankie Melton with Evingson getting the secondary assist. The goal brought Calvaruso back into the contest.
Halfway through the 2nd period, Pete Kessel got the Brahmas comeback started, sending the puck from the far point to Austin Kamer at the near halfwall. With his outstanding vision of the ice, Kamer spotted Drake Glover in the high slot and he ripped it just under the crossbar at 11:36. At the 14:08 mark the Brahmas set up for an offensive zone draw to Dylan Lubbesmeyer’s left. The puck was moved to the near halfwall for a low blast by John Zimmerman off the pads of Lubbesmeyer. Glover bounced it back out to Kamer who sent a laser over the netminders left shoulder to make the score 3-2.