Sunday, January 4, 2015

Stars Can't Solve Second Game in Charlotte, Lose 5-2

Looking to break their bad habit of losing the second game against Charlotte, the Stars were unsuccessful this afternoon in North Carolina. Texas dropped a 5-2 decision at the hands of the Checkers to end their winning streak and see their record fall to 14-11-8-0. Without the benefit of the two points from today's game, the Stars sit in 9th place in the West. A win today would have tied them with 7th place Grand Rapids at 38.

Charlotte scored the first three goals of the game, including two in a first period where they outshot the Stars 16-5. Jussi Rynnas got the start but would not last the full game as Jack Campbell relieved him in the third period. Rynnas allowed four goals on 24 shots.

Recently assigned Jyrki Jokipakka got into the scoring to break up Drew MacIntyre's shutout in the second period. Derek Meech was the only other goal scorer for Texas.

The Stars attempted a comeback late in the game with a power play that they turned into a 6-on-4 advantage by pulling Jack Campbell. That lasted all of 18 seconds before Trevor Carrick scored into the empty net.

Texas continues their road trip on Tuesday in Oklahoma City.

Tonight's lines:
McKenzie-Faksa-Rallo
Ranford-Glennie-Hulak
Henderson-Peters-Stransky
Troock-Smith-Dalhuisen

Gaunce-Fortunus
Mangene-Meech
Valentine-Jokipakka

Rynnas
Campbell

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Morin, Ritchie (call up)
Wrenn, Root, Honka, Hardowa (scratch)
Dowling (injury)

Tonight's attendance was 5,849.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Charlotte - January 4 2015

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