|(Credit: Vince Rappleyea/San Diego Gulls)|
The Stars opened the scoring with Roope Hintz collecting his second of the season off a loose puck scramble between the circles. On the power play later in the first, Travis Morin fed Curtis McKenzie for his first of the year to make it 2-0. That would be all the scoring Texas would need in the contest.
Mike McKenna locked things down with a 27 save performance. Following last week's five-goal outings, Texas and McKenna alike have to be feeling more confident in the team's defense.
Austin Ortega would net a power play goal in the third to make it close, but Matt Mangene found the empty net with eight seconds left to ice the game at 3-1.
These two teams face off again tomorrow night in San Diego.
Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Regner, McNeill, Markison (scratch)
Elie (call up)
Austin Fyten and Greg Rallo both played their first game of the year tonight.
Tonight's attendance was 12,920.
AHL Gamesheet - Texas at San Diego - October 13 2017