Shore Scores to Stay Hot, But Texas Falls in Iowa 3-2

The Stars found no luck against the Iowa Wild on Saturday night, falling 3-2 despite a late push to even things up. Derek Hulak scored his second goal of the season and Devin Shore scored his seventh to stay very hot and right at the top of the league standings.

Maxime Lagace took the loss, his second of the season, as the Stars dropped to 4-2-0-0 with the defeat.

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The Texas Stars tallied a late goal to pull within one, and made a final push with the extra attacker, but Leland Irving and the Iowa Wild held on for a 3-2 win on Saturday night in front of 6,536 in attendance at Wells Fargo Arena.

Shore's team-leading seventh goal of the season was set up by Julius Honka's centering pass from behind the net with 2:45 left in regulation to make it a 3-2 deficit for the Stars (4-2-0-0), and that is as close as Texas could come. Irving's 29 saves on the night were the difference as the veteran goaltender made a variety of stops on quality scoring chances for Texas all game.

Texas and Iowa (2-3-1-1) face off again Sunday at 3 p.m. CST.

Derek Hulak opened up the scoring 8:33 into the first on a breakaway goal, for his second of the year, generated by a Justin Dowling pass. The Wild answered back with a pair of goals in the final 30 seconds of the first to take a 2-1 lead. Zach Palmquist snapped home his first career goal from the slot at 19:31 and Daniel Keranen converted a penalty shot chance at the end of the period.

After a scoreless second, Jordan Scroeder tapped home a power play goal at 11:55 of third to push the Wild up 3-1.

The Stars were held scoreless on five power play chances while Iowa finished 1-for-5.

Maxime Lagace stopped 17 of 20 shots in net for the Stars and suffered the loss.

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
McKenzie, Campbell, Faksa (callup)
Stransky, Backman (scratch)
Mangene (injury)

Tonight's attendance was 6,536.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Iowa - October 24 2015