Sunday, December 7, 2014

Overtime Sweet for Texas Stars in 2-1 Win in Hamilton

Maxime Fortunus scores during 4-on-4 OT for the win

Having seen their overtime record drop to 1-7 on Wednesday in Cedar Park, Texas had to be dreading the extra period today once Hamilton's T.J. Hensick evened the score in the third period. The Stars flipped the script on the Dogs thanks to their veteran captain's fourth goal of the year.

Scott Glennie popped his second of the year from in close on the power play in the first. Radek Faksa and Brett Ritchie assisted. The assist from Ritchie gave him five points (3 goals and 2 assist) since he returned from injury last Wednesday.

T.J. Hensick would get the tying goal late in the contest but without the help of an extra attacker. The 5-on-5 tally was a one-timer that beat Anders Lindback high. The goalie got his second straight start for Texas after being assigned late last week.

In the overtime frame, the Stars did not capitulate. Maxime Fortunus scored from the slot on Mike Condon, who had a fantastic game overall. The goal came five minutes into the OT period but was still 4-on-4. The whistle had not blown after the switchover time.

Texas returns home for a key home stand starting with Wednesday's battle against the OKC Barons.

Tonight's lines:
Rallo-Morin-Ranford
Ritchie-Faksa-Glennie
Hulak-Peters-Stransky
Troock-Smith-Root

Gaunce-Fortunus
Meech-Honka
Valentine-Wrenn

Lindback

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Rynnas, McKenzie, Jokipakka (call up)
Dowling, Hardowa, Dalhuisen (scratched)
Henderson (out, hand)

These lines were close, but not exact. Lots of shuffling as the game progressed.

Tonight's attendance was 2,519.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Hamilton - December 7 2014

2 comments:

  1. Dowling scratched?

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    1. Yea, not sure. You wouldn't healthy scratch Dowling, so it's gotta be something, just not sure what.

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