Condra, Stars End 3-In-3 with Dominant 7-4 WinDec 2, 2018
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ROSEMONT, Illinois – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, ran away with a 7-4 win over the Chicago Wolves tonight in their first visit to the Allstate Arena. The Stars rode a career performance from Erik Condra who also tied a franchise record with five points (2-3=5) in the game. Condra also extended his point streak to eight straight games and ranks third in the AHL in scoring with 26 points (11-15=26).
The Stars veteran forward began the night 3:34 into the game, netting his tenth of the season. Shane Hanna’s initiail shot kicked off the end wall and right to the winger on the goal line. He banked it off goaltender Max Legace and into the cage to give the Stars the early lead. Texas never relinquished the advantage and added a second goal less than two minutes later. Again Condra found himself on the scoresheet, assisting Travis Morin on a tap in goal at the right side of the net.
After a late power play goal in the period by the Wolves, the Stars skated to the intermission up 2-1 and outshooting Chicago 14-4 in the first 20 minutes. Chicago scored three of their four goals on the man advantage and ended the game 3-for-5, while Texas used the power play to respond at the start of the second.
Justin Dowling tallied his sixth of the season on a perfect pass from Condra to extend his own point streak to six straight games. The goal came just eight seconds into the Stars first power play of the game and Texas would tack on another for a 2-for-5 effort on the night. Condra would extend the Stars lead to three goals on a breakaway pass from Ben Gleason.
Brandon Pirri responded for Chicago with his 10th of the season at 13:07 but was quickly answered by Nicholas Caamano. The rookie returned to the lineup after having last night off and tallied a pair of goals to double his output. His first came on a breakaway less than 20 seconds after Pirri’s tally to put Texas up 5-2. Caamano would later tack on a goal in the third after battling in front of the net.
Morin put the final nail in the game on the power play with less than five minutes remaining. The Stars forward collected a rebound after Legace made an open palm save with his blocker hand on Condra. Two third period goals by the Wolves were not enough as Texas skated away with their second win of the weekend. Stars goaltender Philippe Desrosiers earned the win for the Stars with 18 saves in goal while Legace took the loss with 28 saves on 34 shots.
The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, return to the H-E-B Center on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m. to face Milwaukee on H-E-B Food Drive Night.