Friday, November 25, 2016

Stephen Johns Nets Two As Stars Top Rampage in OT

Texas needed a come-from-behind effort tonight, but Stephen Johns was up to the task. Reassigned from Dallas earlier in the day, the defenseman scored in the second period shorthanded and had the overtime game-winner as well.

The Stars improved their penalty kill in at least one regard in the game as they scored not one but two shorthanded tallies. Justin Dowling's third goal of the year cmae shorthanded in the second. San Antonio scored on the power play but Johns' shorty came next. Two San Antonio goals put Texas down 3-2 as they approached the end of the third. Travis Morin's seventh of the season came unassisted in the 12th minute to tie things up.

In the 3-on-3 overtime, Brandon DeFazio and Stephen Johns went on a 2-on-0 break. DeFazio got in tight and dished to Johns, giving Kent Simpson no chance at the save.

These two teams will face off tomorrow night in Cedar Park.

Tonight's lines:
Stransky-Dowling-DeFazio
Ranford-Morin-Elie
Gurianov-Smith-Dickinson
Fyten-McMurtry-Ully

Backman-Bystrom
Stevenson-Mangene
Johns-Bodnarchuk

Lagace

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Honka (call up)
Ebert, Werek, Van Brabant, Troock, (scratch)

Tonight's attendance was 6,385.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at San Antonio - November 25 2016

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