Game Preview: Shreveport Mudbugs vs. Wichita Falls Warriors (Game 51)

Teams: Shreveport Mudbugs (28-18-1-4, 61pts) vs. Wichita Falls Warriors (27-16-5-3, 62pts)

Where: Kay Yeager Coliseum 

Broadcast: (Home)

Playoff Implications:

Only one point separates these two teams in the South Division Standings. 

Shreveport comes into Wichita Falls winners in nine of their last ten games, Sweeping the top two teams in the division in back-to-back weekends, with three of those four games going to a shootout. 

Wichita Falls are 7-2-0-1 in their last ten games. The last time Shreveport came to town, the Warriors took 4 out of a possible 6 points and lost the weekend’s final game by one goal. 

Neither team has had a firm hold on the season series, as Wichita Falls has the lead with a record of 4-3-0-0. 

A Pair of Top-10 Goaltenders: 

A pair of the league’s best goaltenders have a chance at starting in-between the pipes as Milberg and Bobak have been at opposites sides of the rink before. 

Milberg has played five games against the Mudbugs; his record is 4-1-0-0, with a 1.80GAA and a .939SV%. He won two out of the three games for the Warriors last time Shreveport was in town. 

Bobak got one start in the last series between the teams, with him collecting a loss for his efforts in the 4-1 defeat. He has played in 4 games against the Warriors with a 2-2-0-0 record, with a 1.77GAA and a .938SV% in the series. 

Bobak is 3rd among NAHL goalies, while Milberg sits 8th.

Goals Against Per Game: 

Defense is the name of the game between these teams as both sit in the top-5 in goals-against average. 

Shreveport: 2.61

Wichita Falls: 2.65

The top-four of the top-five teams in this category are from the South Division. 

Three games in Four Nights: 

It’ll be a tough couple of nights for both teams as they will also play on Friday and Saturday night. The Warriors will face-off against Corpus Christi at home while the Mudbugs will travel to Amarillo, as both teams will take on opponents outside the playoff hunt. 

Written by: Scott Masom