Road Warrior Stars Take Point in Winnipeg

(Credit: Manitoba Moose)

After a handful of weather-related travel snafus, the Texas Stars finally made their way to Manitoba for a single contest of their originally-planned two against the Moose, losing 2-1 in a shootout. Adam Scheel got the start in the matinee affair and halted 34 of 35 shots sent his way in regulation and OT. The shootout required 12 rounds before a winner could be decided.

The lone goal scorer in regulation for Texas was Ty Dellandrea. It was the only goal scored on special teams for either club on the afternoon. The Stars had four chances with the extra man, netting one goal, to Manitoba's 0-for-3 effort.

The two teams skated a scoreless second period with Texas leading 1-0 after forty. Manitoba was not deterred by the score in the third, earning at least one point by evening the score at 1-1 midway through. Mikey Eyssimont was the lucky Moose shooter. The 13-5 shot total in the period was surely a challenge for Texas.

The scoreless OT gave way to a shootout, Texas's fourth of the year. The Stars had won just one of those contests. Dellandrea went first and scored. Same for Anthony Louis in the two spot. Jordan Kawaguchi and Rhett Gardner were the only remaining goal scorers among the next ten Texas shooters. Leon Gawanke, who assisted on the Eyssimont goal, ended it in the twelfth round.

Texas sits at 12-15-4-3 with still two more games to go before they even reach the halfway point of their season schedule. They have little time to ruminate on anything from the trip as they face Manitoba again on Tuesday and Wednesday this week in Cedar Park.

AHL Gamesheet - Texas at Manitoba - February 6 2022