Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Texas Stars Drop 4-3 Shootout Decision as Dickinson Scores First Pro Goal

The Stars took their first trip to Milwaukee this season and headed to their first shootout of the season. The four round bout culminated in an Admirals win, capping off a comeback from behind 3-1.

The loss snapped Texas' seven game victory streak against the Ads. Jason Dickinson potted his first professional goal and Travis Morin tallied his second of the year in the victory. Julius Honka also picked up his first of the season.

John Muse got his second start in a row and stopped 43 of 46 shots in the loss, moving him to a 3-1 record on the season.

Early in the first, Jason Dickinson got plenty of time and space in the high slot as the Milwaukee defense collapsed on Matej Stransky in their own zone. With no one to defend against him, Dickinson sniped his first pro goal to the top right corner, blocker side on Marek Mazanec, for the 1-0 lead.

John Muse came up huge for the Stars late in the first as they fell into a 2-man disadvantage. A flurry of great saves, including a judicious use of the two-pad stack, kep the sheet clean to end the frame.

It wouldn't be perfect for long however as a power play for delay of game handed the Admirals their first goal of the night. Vladislav Kamenev go this third of the year. Not to be outdone, Travis Morin returned serve on the power play to restore the 2-1 lead.

Julius Honka extended the Stars' lead in the third period with an even-strength tally. There was some question if the goal was his or Travis Morin's. The captain was screening Mazanec heavily either way. Milwaukee's Kamenev scored his second of the night, also on the power play, to bring Milwaukee back within one.

The late push by Milwaukee as aided by a Texas penalty to setup a 6-on-4 advantage. Kevin Fiala found paydirt with 5.9 seconds left to send things to OT. (The goal was later changed to Colton Sissons)

The Stars will return home for a pair against Bakersfield this weekend.

Tonight's lines:
Ranford-Morin-Elie
Hulak-Dowling-Rallo
Dickinson-Shore-Stransky
Smith-Kane

Lindell-Johns
Backman-Honka
Mangene-Blacker
Evans

Muse

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
McKenzie, Campbell, Faksa (callup)
Troock, Ully, Bystrom (scratch)

Tonight's attendance was 2,058.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Milwaukee - October 27 2015

1 comment:

  1. Too many penalties caused us to lose. Not blaming the refs on this one.

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