At this point, something's got to give. Today the Stars dropped their 4th straight game and have now lost 7 of their last 9 games.
The Moose scored first just 2 minutes into the game, but the Stars matched wits with them and balanced the score 52 seconds later on Colton Sceviour's 5th of the season. Texas would score next as Travis Morin redirected a Landon Wilson's shot which we got after tapping the puck out of midair along the boards. This, however, would end the Stars scoring. Two minutes later, Salcido would score with assists from Desbiens and Waugh. Before the second period was over, Grabner put another one behind Matt Climie.
In the third period, the Stars would outshoot the Moose 15-4 with 3 power plays that the Stars could not capitalize on. Moose goaltender, Cory Schneider, certainly deserved the #1 star that he received for his play in this game. He stopped 34 of the 36 shots that he faced from the Stars, who outshot the Moose overall in the game 36-29. This is almost 10 shots above their per game average which ranks them second to last in shots per game. The Stars previously had a record of 5-2-0-0 when outshooting their opponents but now drop to 5-3-0-0.
So the Stars put a lot of pucks on net and played pretty well for most of the game. What now? Certainly a large part of the Moose victory was the play of goaltender, Schneider. Schneider has played some in the NHL this season, stoning the Dallas Stars on 45 of 47 shots on November 6th but still taking the loss 2-1. Coach Gulutzan said in the postgame that the Stars will look at the game film but he does not intend on changing much about their approach.
One positive note, Maxime Fortunus stopped two empty net attempts by the Moose in the waning seconds of the game. We should really get that guy a glove and blocker and see what he could do!
As Josh mentioned in the broadcast, congratulations go out to Perttu Lindgren of the Texas Stars who did not travel with the club today as his wife gave birth this morning to a baby boy.