Sunday, November 21, 2010

Houston Stops Streaking Stars, 4-2

Texas's win streak came to a close this afternoon in a Saturday matinee against the suddenly hot Houston Aeros. The Aeros and Stars now have the same win-loss record of 10-7 but the Aeros are higher in the standing as they have played 3 more games and got the extra "loser" point in each other them.

The Aeros opened the scoring in the game with Matt Kassian grabbing his first of the year on the wraparound. The early 1-0 lead would be quickly relinquished. Severin Blindenbacher bombed one on Khudobin from the right wing circle and beat him stickside to make it 1-1. The goal was Blindenbacher's first of the year.

Texas jumped ahead in the 2nd period on a power play goal from forward Greg Rallo, his fifth of the year. From there on out however, it was all Aeros. Houston tied it up on the power play with one second remaining in the period. Former Stars Warren Peters tapped in a rebound to make 2-2 heading into the third.

With less than 2 minutes remaining in the third, Jarod Palmer showed why he is the Aeros leading scorer. Despite Texas only allowing 6 shots in the third period and no shots for the first 16 minutes of the frame, Palmer found yet another rebound and potted his fourth of the year. Jon DiSalvatore scored an empty netter to close out the game with 30 seconds remaining

Tonight's lines:
Brunnstrom-Roman-Vincour
Wathier-Gagnon-Sceviour
McCulloch-Morin-Rallo
Gazdic-Tousignant-Sawada

Ludwig-Blindenbacher
Spang-Fortunus
Larsen-Lukowich

Beskorowany

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Chupp, Backman, Benn, Stephenson (scratched)
Krahn (day-to-day, lower body)

Sean Backman swapped spots with Tristan King before the game. King is now assigned to Idaho where he will get a chance to get into some games, something that he is not getting right now here in Cedar Park.

Tomas Vincour did not return to the game after taking an elbow from Colton Gillies in the first period.

Tonight's attendance was 8,587.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Houston - November 21 2010

3 comments:

  1. King is one of the most skilled guys on the Stars, it's criminal that he's being sent to Idaho and not playing top line time with Texas

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  2. Why is Houston suddenly in our heads this season? They were an afterthought last year, I think we won 8 of 12. Khudobin isn't this good. I noticed quite a few Stars shots were hitting Khudobin on his jersey logo- there's nothing good about such a shot. Not only does it have no chance of going in, it presents almost no opportunities for a rebound.

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  3. Both Backman and King should be playing for the Stars. I agree that they are both skilled not sure if they deserve first line. Backman had 4 points in 5 games at least he got a chance to play. Hopefully the Stars can figure it out. Looks to me like they just have to many bodies and not all have Dallas contracts.

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