|(Credit: Milwaukee Admirals)
Texas scored the first goal of the night, but they couldn't score the last as the visiting Stars fell to the Milwaukee Admirals 4-3 in overnight on Wednesday night. Texas earned a point in the loss, sitting at 1-1-1 on their road trip and 9-14-4-1 overall. They sit last place in the division, trailing 6th place Milwaukee but having an insane 14 games in hand over them.
Fredrik Karlstrom got Texas on the board in the first with a deflection, but Milwaukee scored three goals in the middle frame to take what seemed to be a commanding lead. Joel L'Esperance continued the Stars' power play hot streak to bring things within one early in the third period. It appeared Texas had tied things up in quick succession with a Ryan Shea goal, but it was reversed upon review and kept the score at 3-2 Ads.
Late in the third, Nick Caamano knotted things up with his fifth of the season, and we would see overtime for the sixth time this year. Texas had a 2-3 record in overtimes coming into the game, not counting shootouts.
In the end, Texas was downed by a former compadre. 2020-21 Stars captain Cole Schneider collected his team-leading fourteenth goal of the year to end it on the power play in OT. It was also a big night for a noted Stars-killer. Rocco Grimaldi, who bedeviled Texas when he was with San Antonio, scored a goal and had an assist on every other Milwaukee tally for four points total. Matt Luff, a newcomer to Milwaukee this season, had two goals and two assists.
Texas goalie Matt Jurusik saw 48 shots in the loss, including every shot of overtime.
The Stars take just one day off to transit to Rockford, where they will play a pair of games. The Stars are an even 2-2 against the IceHogs this year but have yet to play in their barn.