One way or the other, something had to give. Texas had won six straight games coming into tonight's contest and Ontario had yet to lose to the Stars all year. The Reign came out victors, ending the Stars' win streak at six and goalie Maxime Lagace's at 11.
Through two periods, Texas held tough despite a massive shot differential of 24-11. After forty, the clubs were tied at one with Jason Dickinson's power play tally standing as the lone Texas marker.
Ontario came alive in the third period. Vincent LoVerde scored the eventual game winner just 3:46 into the frame and the Reign would add two more for the final score of 4-1.
Lagace's 31 save performance was bested by Peter Budaj's 21 save effort on 22 shots.
The Stars continued to suffer from injruies to their top forwards. Travis Morin missed his second straight game, putting Derek Hulak with the captain's C for the first time in his career.
Texas faces Bakersfield tomorrow night.
Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Faksa (call up)
Rallo, Shore, Dowling, Morin (injury)
Bystrom, Muse, Mangene (scratch)
Derek Hulak wore the captain's C in Morin's absence.
Tonight's attendance was 9,491.
AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Ontario - February 19 2016