|(Credit: Chicago Wolves)|
Riley Damiani was the lone goal scorer for the Texas Stars this evening as they lost a tight one to the host Chicago Wolves in Rosemont. The final 2-1 score handed Texas a regulation loss to end their season-long roadtrip at 3-3-0-1, an even mark overall. The Stars had flirted with .500 twice on the roadtrip but now sit three below the mark at 18-21-5-5.
Damiani's goal was the first scoring action of the game. Coming off two unsuccessful power plays, the forward scooped up a loose puck to set the score at 1-0 on the assist from Rhett Gardner and Ty Dellandrea. Texas would kill a full two-minute 5-on-3 situation to end the frame up 1-0 on a shot lead of 9-5.
The Wolves bit back in the second with a rebound shot beating Matt Jurusik to even the score. In the third, Texas-native Stefan Noesen notched his 30th of the year off a redirection. Texas pummeled Pyotr Kochetkov throughout the game, finishing 31-22 on shots, but only pierced the armor once.
The Stars return home to play Charlotte on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Injuries, scratches and notes
Caamano (9th straight, day-to-day), Comeau (back/has not played), Khudobin (injury)
Lipanov, Aksiantsiuk, Barteaux (scratch)
Tonight's attendance was 7,152.