Stars Pick Up Important Two Points Against Peoria In 3-1 Win

Texas closed out their three game Illinois road trip with a win in Peoria to gain 4 of 6 total points in the roadie. The Stars' two points from tonight's game were crucial to keeping pace in the tight West Division. The Barons, who were tied with the Stars for 5th place coming into the day's action, also picked up two points, and Texas's win kept them even with OKC.

The Stars never trailed in the game as Philip Larsen opened the scoring with his first professional goal in North America. Colton Sceviour's cross-ice feed found the stick of Larsen who potted the goal just past the halfway mark of the first. Greg Rallo added onto the lead on the power play to end the period, and Texas had a 2-0 lead going into the first intermission.

The lead was one they would not relinquish. Graham Mink scored for the Rivermen in the middle frame, but Texas emerged victorious thanks to a gargantuan effort from rookie netminder Tyler Beskorowany, who stopped 30 of 31 and earned first star honors on the night. Brandon Segal sealed the deal with an empty netter in the last 80 seconds of play. The goal was Segal's first with the Texas Stars.

Tonight's lines:
Lines were not recorded tonight, as I could not watch the game live.

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Monast, Stephenson, Roman (scratched)
Blindenbacher (upper body)
McCulloch, Krahn (lower body)

Tonight's attendance was 5,593.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Peoria - January 15 2011