Sunday, October 25, 2015

Texas Stars Offense Returns in 4-1 Victory in Iowa

Texas never trailed in today's contest in Des Moines, jumping out to a 1-0 lead en route to a 4-1 victory. Travis Morin scored his first of the season, as did Justin Dowling.

Devin Shore scored his league-leading 8th goal of the year. So far, he has been held without a point in just one game. Remi Elie completed the scoring with his second of the year.

John Muse took the start in net, improving his record to 3-0. The Stars stay in the Midwest for Tuesday's rescheduled game against Milwaukee.

Here's the release:
Travis Morin scored his first goal of the season and John Muse turned aside 29 shots in net as the Texas Stars shot down the Iowa Wild in a 4-1 road win on Sunday evening in front of 3,612 in attendance at Wells Fargo Arena.

Devin Shore scored his team-leading eighth of the season for Texas (5-2-0-0). Derek Hulak also scored and appeared in his 100th career AHL game. Morin added an assist in the third period for a two-point night and four different players overall scored for the Stars.

The Stars close out their three-game road trip on Tuesday at Milwaukee at 7 p.m. CST.

Similar to Friday night's meeting between the two teams, Texas jumped on the board first midway through the opening period. After an Iowa turnover at the Stars' blue line, Morin finished off a 2-on-1 rush off Brendan Ranford's assist from the left circle for his first of the season.

In the second, Matt Carey put Iowa (2-4-1-1) on the board off a one-time shot from the right circle at 4:27 in Muse's only blemish of the night. Texas responded four minutes later as Esa Lindell threaded a backdoor pass to Shore on the left side of the goal crease for a 2-1 Texas lead and a share of the AHL goal-scoring lead with Providence's Frank Vatrano.

The Stars offense continued to roll in the third as Remi Elie slapped home his second of the year from the slot at 6:38 and Justin Dowling drove the net through the left circle for his first of the year at 10:39.

Jeremy Smith took the loss in net for the Wild with 37 saves. Muse earned his third win of the season with 29 saves for Texas.

Both the Stars and Wild each finished 0-for-4 on the power play.

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
McKenzie, Campbell, Faksa (callup)
Stransky, Kane (scratch)

Matt Mangene returned to the lineup tonight.

Tonight's attendance was 3,612.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Iowa - October 25 2015

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