Texas Stars Drop Tight Contest Against Iowa 2-1

(Credit: Iowa Wild)
The Texas Stars picked up four of six points on the weekend but couldn't come back in tonight's contest against Iowa to make it a clean weekend sweep. Michael Paliotta opened the scoring with his first as a Star but Iowa tallied a goal in each period thereafter to eke out a 2-1 win in Des Moines.

Landon Bow drew in for his first start of the weekend and stopped 25 of 27 shots against him. Overall, shots in the game were spread very evenly across the teams and periods with 27 for both sides and 18 combined shots in each period. Iowa's game winning goal came in the final frame on the power play with Greg Rallo in the box for hooking. Texas could not convert on their pair of opportunities, both coming in the last 10 minutes when they were down by a goal. Viktor Loov picked up a rare penalty in the game as well with an unsportsmanlike call for "disputing decision". That is likely what most unsprostamnlike calls are, but it is rare to see that in the game sheet.

The loss dropped Texas to fourth place but only by a thousandth of a point. The Stars return home for a pair against Milwaukee this weekend.

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Kelleher, Hanna, Scarlett, Hansson (scratch)
McKenzie (injured)

Today's attendance was 3,212.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Iowa - February 19 2018