Texas Finishes Trip with 3-2 Win in Rockford

(Credit: Rockford IceHogs)
Texas polished off their trip with a win in Rockford, a relatively rare road win for the Stars. The scoring was evenly spread across the periods, one in each, en route to a 3-2 victory. The power play, ranked second in the league this year, activated twice on six opportunities. The Stars never trailed in the contest as goaltender Philippe Desrosiers stopped 28 of 30 shots against him.

Michael Mersch had a three point game with a goal and two assists. Mersch got things started in the first with a tip effort on a shot from Niklas Hansson. Rockford tied things up on the power play in the second, but Texas answered quickly. Travis Morin potted a rebound off Mersch's initial shot at the net.

Each club would score once in the third period. Joel L'Esperance scored his league-leading 27th goal of the season, a power play marker in tight off Ben Gleason's initial shot. It was the ultimate game winner in this one as Rockford would score once more but be unable to find the equalizer.

Texas heads home for two games against the Roadrunners this weekend. The club is still seeking to move back into playoff position. They've got games in hand, but the time to gain on the teams ahead of them is dwindling.

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Scarlett (season-ending ACL injury)
Markison (lower body)
Laberge (suspension)
Nyberg (scratch)

Today’s attendance was 2,465.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Rockford - February 12 2019