Saturday, October 29, 2011

Chicago Outlasts Texas in Tight 2-1 Game

To say the Stars and Wolves played a very tight game this evening would be an understatement. Only 14 total penalty minutes were doled out in the contest and both goaltenders had sparkling saves left and right. Ultimately, the third period was the time for action for both teams with all 3 goals being scored in that period. In the end, Texas fell to Chicago by a 2-1 margin.

Neither Texas nor Chicago could break through in the first period, despite first period power play opportunities for both teams. The Stars finished the period ahead on the shot count 13-7.

The second period was similarly tight until the last minute. Each team had a fruitless power play chance. It was Darren Haydar breaking open the scoring in the last minute of the second on a nice transition play. After Texas had just had a few chances of their own, the Wolves turned the play back and beat Tyler Beskorowany to make it 1-0.

Haydar added another for the Wolves, scoring in the third period to make it 2-0 right off an offensive zone faceoff. Tomas Vincour put one in the Stars' score column almost immediately after with a sniper shot from the right wing circle to set things at 2-1. Texas would try for the equalizer with the empty net, but the goal wouldn't come.

Tonight's lines:
Wathier-Garbutt-Vincour
Fraser-Morin-Sawada
Gazdic-Sceviour-Glennie
Tousignant-Hedden-Godard

Dillon-Benn
Larsen-Lukowich
Coyle-Spang

Beskorowany

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Fortunus (day-to-day injury)
Schultz (scratched)

As previously tweeted, the Stars released Tyler Arnason from his PTO this afternoon. In seven games, he never saw better than third lines minutes and scored only one goal.

Tonight's attendance was not available at press time.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Chicago - October 29 2011

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