Special Teams Sink Stars as Wild Score Four Power Play Goals

(Credit: Shane Abbitt/Iowa Wild Photographer)

The Stars penalty kill was the weakest link today as an 0-for-4 effort gave the Iowa Wild a 5-4 victory to end the 2019 calendar year. Texas battled back from three separate deficits to tie the game at one, two and four. However, another later power play for Iowa handed them the victory with 72 seconds left in the contest.

Joel L'Esperance continued his scoring ways with the opening marker for the Stars. Joel Kiviranta, Michael Mersch and Emil Djuse finished out the goals for Texas. Brad McClure notched his second multi-point game of the season with a two assist afternoon, and Joel Hanley did the same. Tye Felhaber had points in his second game in a row, assisting on Mersch's tally.

Texas will go to Chicago on Thursday night.

Injuries, scratches, and notes:
Nyberg, Gleason (scratch)
Caamano, Mascherin (injury)

Tonight’s attendance was 6,420.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Iowa - December 31 2019