Sorry this postgame report is later than usual. I was quite upset by this game and some of the news that came afterwards (more coming in next post). I'll keep this short.
The Stars got outplayed good tonight on all fronts. The Grand Rapids Griffins made it 1-0 early on a Patrick Rissmiller shot off Climie's back that went in on the power play. It was 2-0 before the period was out when Pare shot one into the empty net from the slot while Climie had overcommitted to an attempt at the side.
The Stars couldn't make a pass to save their lives and came out without a goal on the powerplay against the WORST road PK in the league. The Stars made it a bit interesting in the last 5 minutes of the game when Trevor Ludwig's slapper from the point dribbling in over the goal line after squeaking under Larsson's pads.
The Stars weren't completing checks and just lacked energy all over the ice. They had some good chances but not enough. Perhaps the trade affected their mood (more coming).
Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Wilson and Krahn (injured)
Sawada and Wathier (call up)
AHL Gamesheet - Texas v. Grand Rapids - February 9 2010