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RiverKings throw 47 shots on goal, fall in overtime

LAFAYETTE, La. - The Mississippi RiverKings (27-17-10) threw 47 shots on goal, but they mustered just a point as they fell in overtime, 3-2, to the Louisiana IceGators (25-25-4) on Thursday night in Louisiana.

After a scoreless first period, the RiverKings got on the board first in the second. Max Cook collected a blocked loose puck in the slot and fired a shot that deflected off of Charles Mosey and past IceGator netminder Brad Barone to take a 1-0 lead just under five minutes into the first. 

Louisiana tallied a pair early in the third. John Daniels' initial shot was blocked, but Jake Hauswirth poked the rebound past a diving Peter Di Salvo to tie the game at one 2:22 into the third. Then, 60 seconds later, Zac Frischmon set up Luke Sandler who backhanded a shot between the legs of Di Salvo to put Louisiana up 2-1.

The RiverKings tied it up with under six minutes left in the third. Reid Campbell set up Cullen Bradshaw whose one-time shot beat Barone to tie the game at two and force overtime.

In overtime, Matt Robertson took a pass from Mike Kavanagh and slipped a deflection past Di Salvo to give Louisiana a 3-2 victory.

Peter Di Salvo (13-6-5) took the loss after stopping 21 of 24 shots against. Brad Barone (10-10-1) stopped 45 of 47 shots against in the win.

The RiverKings were held scoreless on eight power play chances while Louisiana went 0-2.

The RiverKings are back on home ice April 8 and 9 for their final home games of the regular season against the Pensacola Ice Flyers. Get tickets for both games starting at $10 per game by calling 662-342-1755 or visit riverkings.com for more information.

About the Mississippi RiverKings

The RiverKings are supported by our community partners, season ticket holders, fans, and grants from the Maddox Foundation, an independent private foundation based in Hernando, Miss. To find out more about the RiverKings, call 662-342-1755 or visit RiverKings.com.

Posted by David Schmoll at 8:10 PM

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TEAM GP W L OT PTS
PEO y-Peoria 56 38 13 5 81
MAC x-Macon 56 33 16 7 73
PEN x-Pensacola 56 33 16 7 73
HUN x-Huntsville 56 30 16 10 70
KNX x-Knoxville 56 30 20 6 66
EVV x-Evansville 56 27 20 9 63
MRK x-RiverKings 56 29 25 2 60
RKE x-Roanoke 56 26 26 4 56
BIR Birmingham 56 22 28 6 50
FAY Fayetteville 56 12 38 6 30
 
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Updated: April 8, 2018

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