CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII SPORTS) — The IceRays feel confident they'll be heading back to Shreveport for a Game 5 against the Mudbugs next week. Problem is they've first got to win two games to get there.

Corpus Christi limps home to the American Bank Center Thursday having lost the first two games of the teams' best-of-five series. The IceRays have managed to keep both games close (4-2 and 3-2 respectively).

The puck drops for Game 3 Thursday night at 7:05 PM. If the IceRays can win that one, the two teams will square off in Corpus Christi again Friday night.