The first period really told the entire story of the night for the Texas Stars. Charlotte outshot the Stars 16-2 in the frame walked to the locker room leading 4-0 after twenty.
It only got worse from there.
With only two NHL-contracted players in the lineup and a smattering of amateur and pro tryouts filling the gaps, the 9-3 final was a tough but predictable outcome against a team that is fighting to make the playoffs against Cleveland.
Matej Stransky was the lone bright spot for the Stars, scoring two goals despite initial indications that he would be out of the lineup after taking a puck to the face in Wednesday's game. Ethan Werek had the Stars' only other goal.
Travis Morin left the game early and did not return.
Texas is next in action tomorrow at noon Central time, a quick turnaround for both teams. It will be Charlotte's home finale.
Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Elie, Dickinson, Honka, Smith, Dowling, Gurianov, McNeill (call up)
Bystrom, Dietz, Stevenson (scratch)
Tonight's attendance was 8,035.
AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Charlotte - April 8 2017