Friday, December 19, 2014

Stars Can't Hold Early Lead, Take League-High Eighth OT Loss in Utica

After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first period, Texas would not score again in the game. Utica tallied three unanswered goals and handed the Stars their league-leading eighth overtime loss by a 3-2 final

The Stars drew an early penalty and managed to score before Jussi Rynnas could even make it off the ice for the extra attacker. Greg Rallo, who drew the call, assisted on Radek Faksa's 3rd of the year. Scott Glennie piciked up his third of the year off the assist from Brendan Ranford and Jesse Root as the period closed and the Stars appeared to be in pole position.

Former Star Dustin Jeffrey opened the Comets' scoring account on the night in the second period. A wrister from Brendan Gaunce in the third tied the game up at two a piece.

In overtime, Bobby Sanguenetti scored on the breakaway to end the game during the 4-on-4 segment. Jussi Rynnas finished with 28 saves on 31 shots.

Texas plays again tomorrow at Toronto. It's an early start with puck drop coming at 2 PM Central

Tonight's lines:
Henderson-Faksa-Rallo
Ranford-Root-Glennie
Ritchie-Dowling-Hulak
Stefishen-Smith-Stransky

Gaunce-Fortunus
Meech-Honka
Wrenn-Hardowa

Rynnas

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Morin, McKenzie, Jokipakka (call up)
Troock (injury)
Valentine (lower body)
Peters (scratch)

Tonight's attendance was 3,835.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Utica - December 19 2014

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