Season Over: Stars Fall 1-0 as Rockford Sweeps Series.

(Photo Credit: Todd Reicher/Rockford IceHogs)    Rockford, IL -  The Texas Stars 2021-22 season came to a close in the cruelest of ways as the Rockford IceHogs (Chicago Blackhawks affiliate) completed their two-game, first round sweep with a 1-0 win in overtime. Rockford advances to face the cross-town Chicago Wolves in the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs, while the Stars are left to wonder "what could have been". Dylan McLaughlin scored 56 seconds into the overtime to seal the victory in support of an incredibly hot IceHog netminder Arvid Soderblom who finished the night with 36 saves to carry Rockford to their first playoff series win since 2018. Texas' goaltender Matt Murray went blow-for-blow with Soderblom, turning away the first 31 shots he saw until McLaughlin's game-winner in the opening minute of the extra-session. Texas came out of the gate strong, dictating the pace of the entire first stanza. The Stars had an opportunity early in the game to take c

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