The Bugs took advantage of their first PP opportunity of the game when Cole Quisenberry drilled home his second goal of the series between the circles at 10:50. Jack Clement and Ryan Burnett grabbed the assists on the goal putting Shreveport ahead early 1-0. Corpus Christi responded when Adam Kadlec hit a open net after Gustavs Grigals made a nice save initially. The game was tied 1-1 after the opening period of play. Mudbugs led in SOG, 10-5 after 1.
The Shreveport Mudbugs couldn’t overcome a late 3rd period goal given up and lost in overtime to the Corpus Christi, 3-2 in game 4 Friday night at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.
Shreveport dominated the 2nd period and got rewarded at 10:26 when Jake Transit steered a puck up ahead to Gueorgui Feduolov who had time and space and buried home his second tally of the postseason putting the Bugs up 2-1. The Mudbugs led 2-1 and out-shot the Ice Rays, 19-12 after two periods.
The Mudbugs led 2-1 in the third period until Brendan Miller of the Ice Rays got a lucky bounce in front and drove the puck into the back of the net at 18:52 to tie the game up at 2.
The game stayed tied at 2 heading into sudden death overtime and Grayson Gavin was able to power in a puck past Grigals at 11:43 to give the Ice Rays a 3-2 win and a heartbreaking loss for Shreveport.
The Mudbugs and Ice Rays will now play in a winner-take-all game 5 Sunday night back at Georges Pond in Hirsch Coliseum. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:11pm.