In an unexpected turn, the Texas Stars ended the San Jose Sharks 14-game winning streak with a 2-1 shootout win in California tonight. Texas was on a six-game losing streak of its own coming into the night and looking to avoid a franchise-worst seventh. Maybe something got thrown off by the fact the game was played at the Barracuda's practice rink, but whatever it was, Texas will take it.
Ethan Werek scored the only goal of regulation for the Stars, notching his tally on a rebound of a Julius Honka point shot. Ryan Carpenter scored to even things up midway through the third period.
Justin Peters and Troy Grosenick kept it tight otherwise. Peters stopped 43 shots while Grosenick deflected 37. Ethan Werek was the only player to score in the shootout. His tally came in the fourth round.
The Stars now return home after a 1-5 road trip to face the Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday.
Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Gurianov (lower body injury)
Herbert, Hache, Ully, O'Donnell, Heatherington (scratch)
Tonight's attendance was 1,449.
AHL Gamesheet - Texas at San Jose - March 1 2017