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October 6, 2015

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Losing in overtime on consecutive nights puts Wranglers in playoff-series hole

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The Las Vegas Wranglers are going to have to make the most of home ice.

When the Wranglers return to the Orleans Arena Monday for Game 3 of their best-of-seven game series against the Stockton Thunder, they will take the ice in a big-time hole and desperately need a win after losing a pair of one-goal games over the weekend.

Saturday at Stockton, Calif., they led 2-1 after the first period but couldn’t made the lead hold in a 3-2 defeat in overtime. Friday, in the first game of the series, the Wranglers also surrendered an early lead and lost in overtime. That puts them down 2-0 in the series.

Stockton scored on its first shot in overtime when Harrison Reed scored at the 1:44 mark to send the series to Las Vegas with the Thunder comfortably ahead.

Judd Blackwater and Scott Pitt scored first-period goals for Las Vegas as it led 2-1 after the first.

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