Friday, September 6, 2019

Dallas Takes 2-1 Win in First Game of Traverse Tourney

Dallas made a strong opening bid in their first game action of any sort in the 2019-20 season, winning Game 1 of the Traverse City Tournament over Minnesota 2-1.

The lines are below and are probably the most interesting items of the game. Nick Caamano, who wore the C, lined up with touted prospects Jason Robertson and Ty Dellandrea across the top. 2019 first-rounder Thomas Harley took top pairing with Ben Gleason, a standout from last year's tournament.

Dallas goals came from Nicholas Porco (assisted by Dellandrea) and Rhett Gardner (assisted by Riley Tufte and Ben Gleason). There was a fight in the first period with Curtis Douglas, the 6'8" winger, dropping the mitts. Dallas ended the first up 1-0 and extended the lead to 2-0 in the second.

Nico Sturm cut the lead to 2-1 but Dallas would hold on to the end, including killing a four-minute minor penalty for high sticking. Dallas outshot the Wild nearly 2:1 in the game.

The Stars are set to play the Rangers tomorrow at 6 PM Central.

Tonight's lines:
Caamano-Dellandrea-Robertson
Mascherin-Damiani-Felhaber
Tufte-Gardner-Kiviranta
Douglas-Melnick-Porco

Harley-Gleason
Nyberg-Barteaux
Djuse-Mattinen

Oettinger

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Tyszka, Cuglietta (scratch)

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting. Remember to keep it civil. Using a name will help us identify replies and build a Texas Stars community.