Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Texas Stars Start Cali Swing with 3-1 Win in Bakersfield

Following Saturday's disappointing result in Cedar Park, Texas got a solid road win in Bakersfield tonight. Goaltending, which was a large part of the loss on Saturday, turned away 30 of 31 Bakersfield shots as Jack Campbell picked up his second win of the season.

The Texas offense was steady but not explosive. They didn't need to be tonight with the goaltending they got and that was the difference.

Matt Mangene, who continues to be solid whenever he rotates into the lineup, scored a power play goal to open the first period. Brad Hunt answered back on the power play a minute later but that would be all the scoring the Condors would muster.

The second period found Devin Shore collecting his twelfth of the season off some bodies in front to set the score at 2-1. His goal would stand as the game-winner, his third of the season. Esa Lindell would pick up his third goal of the season to end the frame and that would settle the scoring in the contest.

While it wasn't probably the best game Texas has played all year, it was a very efficient road win: the exact kind of win that Texas needed tonight.

Tomorrow brings the first ever matchup against the San Diego Gulls.

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

Lindell-Johns
Nemeth-Mangene
Bystrom-Honka

Campbell

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

Today's attendance was 3,889.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Bakersfield - November 24 2015

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