Stars Fall in Early Hole, Can't Recover in San Antonio

When goal's like the Rampage's first of the evening are going in, maybe it's just not your night. Indeed it was not as Texas lost 4-2 tonight in San Antonio. The absurd deflection goal that Ryan Olsen notched in the first period came at possibly the most extreme angle you can find, right on the goal line. As seen below, no one really expected the tally.

First period deflection goal for Olsen
San Antonio stretched it out to a 2-0 lead with a goal by Austin Pognarski just 21 seconds before the end of the first. Joel L'Esperance cut the lead in half, hitting the empty net off a fantastic drop pass from Gavin Bayreuther.

Within 33 seconds late in the second, San Antonio scored twice, including a 2-on-1 tally to go up 4-1. Texas would score another just as a power play expired in the third, the second of the night for Joel L'Esperance coming off the left wing circle.

Texas would pull Philippe Desrosiers with just over three minutes remaining in the contest, but to no avail.

The Stars are back at home on Friday against Manitoba.

Tonight's lines:



Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Scarlett (season-ending ACL injury)
Laberge, Hansson (scratch)

Tonight’s attendance was .

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at San Antonio - December 30 2018