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
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