Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Texas Stars Keep Scoring in 5-3 Win in San Diego

Two games into the road trip, Texas has two solid wins. The Stars pushed around the San Diego Gulls this evening in southern California. After two period, Texas led 4-0. The Gulls found some life after the second intermission, potting a quick three goals to come within one of the tie. The captain, Travis Morin, cashed in to put the game finally out of reach.

Jack Campbell (now recalled to Dallas) got his second start in as many games and picked up his third win of the season with 17 saves on 20 shots.

The Stars were efficient in many ways in the game: 1-for-3 power play, perfect if untested penalty kill thanks to only taking one penalty, and outshooting their opponents 35-20.

Esa Lindell opened the scoring in the first period on the power play. Brendan Ranford followed up with an individual effort to make it 2-0 after one. Devin Shore scored his team-leading 13th of the season and Justin Dowling dropped his sixth for the 4-0 lead after two.

In the first seven minutes of the third, San Diego reinvigorated the hometown fans with three goals. Travis Morin cut that off at the pass to set the final at 5-3.

Texas will stay in California for two in San Jose on Saturday and Sunday.

Tonight's lines:
McKenzie-Faksa-Rallo
Shore-Morin-Ranford
Dickinson-Dowling-Stransky
Kane-Smith-Troock

Lindell-Johns
Nemeth-Mangene
Backman-Honka

Campbell

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Blacker, Bystrom, Evans, Ully (scratch)
Elie (upper body)
Hulak (upper body)

Today's attendance was 6,406.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at San Diego - November 25 2015

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