Texas Stars Unable to Weather the Storm in 5-3 Loss to Iowa

(Photo Credit: Michael Owen/100 Degree Hockey) Cedar Park, TX - On a bleak, icy night in Central Texas, the Iowa Wild (Minnesota Wild affiliate) got a hat trick from Nic Petan while defensively Iowa stifled the Texas Stars offense by holding them to their second fewest shots for the season as the Wild led wire-to-wire to beat Texas 5-3 in front of the  3,134 that braved the Central Texas winter storm Wednesday night at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. For the second straight game Iowa got on the board first when with Iowa just coming off of a penalty kill, Nic Petan took a Sammy Walker feed and went off to the races on a breakaway before going top shelf on Stars netminder Matt Murray to make it 1-0 just 6:50 into the game for the only tally of the first period. Iowa outshot Texas 10-8 for the opening period as the teams headed to the first intermission. The second period started much like the first as Iowa extended their lead to 2-0 on Sam Hentges' first career AHL goal. Murray made

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