Friday, November 11, 2005

11-11 BUGS at MEMPHIS (L, 3-1)

SOME DECLINING NUMBERS
After beginning the season with four of five games in which they totaled more than 40 shots on goal, the Mudbugs haven't seen 40 since. In fact, Bossier-Shreveport is averaging UNDER 30 shots in the past four contests. As you can imagine, goal production is down as well.
The Mudbugs were held under three goals for the first time all season and have scored just seven in the past three games -- all loses. You don't shoot, you don't score.
TIME: 12:30 a.m.

THROW OUT THE RECORDS
For starters, it's early in the season, so Memphis' 2-4 record shouldn't have meant much. Plus, the Mudbugs are experiencing a bit of an identity crisis after blazing to a 5-0-1 record. Add on the fact the RiverKings and the Mudbugs don't really like each other. So, it comes as no surprise that Memphis -- and that darn Don Parsons -- came away with a 3-1 victory.
The Mudbugs' penalty kill unit was strong, but watched as Parsons scored with less than four minutes remaining on the power play. Goaltender Andrew Martin seemed to play well, allowing just two goals.
So it's on to Fort Worth, where first place in the Northeast Division is on the line Saturday. Don't look now, but Youngstown is breathing down the Brahmas' and Mudbugs' neck.
TIME: 11:49 p.m.

GOALTENDER ROULETTE
Bossier-Shreveport(5-2-1) heads to the DeSoto Civic Center this evening for a matchup with Northeast Division rival Memphis. Andrew Martin will be in goal for the Mudbugs, who are without Ken Carroll. Bossier-Shreveport signed former Laredo goaltender Chad Davis as the backup.

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