Friday, October 16, 2015

Texas Stars' Power Play Lights Up Chicago Wolves 7-3

(Credit: Ross Dettman/Chicago Wolves)
Special teams were the big winner on both sides of the ledger for the Texas Stars this evening. A 3-for-6 power play effort and a spotless 4-for-4 penalty kill helped the Stars to a 7-3 final over the home team Chicago Wolves at Allstate Arena on Friday.

Greg Rallo and Devin Shore each scored a pair of goals. Cole Ully notched his first professional goal in his first AHL game of the season and added an assist as well. Matej Stransky and Gemel Smith rounded out the Stars' scoring.

Texas never trailed in the contest after jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first period on the Stransky and Smith goals. Stransky assisted on Smith's tally, generating a turnover that led to the score.

Chicago evened it up in the second period with goals from Peter Harrold and Danny Kristo. Just 40 seconds after the Kristo goal, Devin Shore answered unassisted and Rallo scorred on the power play nine second later to make it 4-2.

Rallo would add another poewr play goal and Ully and Shore would score in the third to finish the Stars scoring at 7. Ty Rattie scored for Chicago in the third as well, his third of the season already.

John Muse got the win, his second of the season in as many starts. Phoenix Copley took the loss with a .767 save percentage.

The Stars travel west now for two games against Rockford tomorrow and Sunday.

Tonight's lines:

Ranford-Morin-Dickinson
Elie-Dowling-Ully
Hulak-Shore-Rallo
Troock-Smith-Stransky

Lindell-Johns
Backman-Honka
Bystrom-Blacker

Muse

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
McKenzie, Campbell, Faksa (callup)
Kane, Mangene, Evans (scratch)
Braes (team suspension)

Radek Faksa was recalled to Dallas prior to tonight's game.

Tonight's attendance was 3,221.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Chicago - October 16 2015

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