Saturday, January 19, 2019

Early Deficit Dooms Texas Stars Despite 51 Shots on Net

(Credit: Asvitt Photography/Stockton Heat)
In what has become an unfortunate trend on this road trip, Texas fell behind early and could not overcome the deficit, losing by a single goal to a Stockton team that they should have beaten. After hitting 2-0, the Stars and Heat exchanged goals as Texas got within one goal twice.

The story of the contest was the unexpected play of Tyler Parson in net for the Heat. It took 31 shots before Texas pierced the netminder, and the Stars eclipsed 50 shots in the contest overall. For a team that averages four goals against per game, the Heat did not look it tonight. It wasn't a bad game by Texas; it was hot goaltending.

Texas has lost three games for the first time since the first week of November.

Within three minutes late in the first, Stockton made it a 1-2 punch to go up two. Alan Quine and Glenn Gawdin notched their 13th and 9th of the year, respectively.

Colin Markison would make it 2-1 with a jam at the goal line. Dillon Dube got it back in the third period to make it 3-1 but Shane Hanna scored quickly to make it 3-2 off the pass from Sam Laberge. Markison's secondary assist gave him two points on the night.

The Stars could not get a goal to drop on the man advantage in six opportunities and put 51 total shots on Parsons. Stockton would earn an empty net goal to set the final at 4-2. The Stars are next in action on Monday afternoon in Tucson.

Tonight's lines
Caamano-Dowling-Mersch
Morin-L’Esperance-Condra
Payne-Hargrove-Mascherin
Laberge-Phelan-Markison

Heatherington-Hanley
Bayreuther-Hansson
Gleason-Hanna

Desrosiers

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Scarlett (season-ending ACL injury)
Gluchowski, Calderone (scratch)

Tonight’s attendance was 6,633.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Stockton - January 19 2019

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