Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 10:35 p.m.
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.