Friday, November 19, 2010

Stars Need Shootout to Finish Barons, 2-1

Texas and Oklahoma City played a much more evenly matched game than their last content this evening. Instead of a blowout, the Stars needed a shootout to put a ribbon on this one.

Texas opened the scoring in match with the goal ultimately credited to Travis Morin. A point shot from Dan Spang was originally credited to Dan Spang on the goal but eventually given to Travis Morin for the tip in front of the net at 10:21. Despite trailing on shots 14-6, Texas led after one.

The Barons tied it up in the second with a power play goal of their own. With Texas's goal scorer, Travis Morin, in the box, Hartikainen collected a rebound in the high slot off Bachman for the tying goal.

Texas played through a scoreless third period, which including a penalty shot by Colton Sceviour. Sceviour went for his signature move, the high backhand, but was stopped by Jeff Deslauriers. Deslauriers catches right, which is a rarity in hockey, and that may have contributed to the stop. More defensive hockey followed as Texas went to OT tied at 1 with shots at 32 a side.

The Stars killed a power play in the OT period but couldn't get the game ender in the even strength time. The game would go to a shootout.

The first goal in the skills competition came from Oklahoma's Hartikainen in the third round. Vincour matched it with a weaving bobbing goal of his own to the top right corner. Gagnon finished the thing off in the 5th round to grab the extra point for Texas. The Stars were 1/5 on the PP this evening while holding OKC to 1/4.

Texas will return to Cedar Park for their first contest of the year against the Milwaukee Admirals.

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

Spang-Fortunus
Stephenson-Lukowich
Benn-Blindenbacher

Bachman

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Chupp, King, Larsen, Tr. Ludwig (scratched)
Krahn (injured)

Marcus Vinnerborg, who became the first European referee to call a game in the NHL in Dallas's game on Tuesday, called tonight game.

Tonight's attendance was 4,481.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Oklahoma City - November 19 2010

2 comments:

  1. Way to go Gagnon! We've seen you do a lot of passing this year more so than shooting.....nice team work, but take some shots for the fans!

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  2. Absolutely love this blogspot! Thanks for the great reporting!!!!!

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