Hogs Edge Stars 2-0 as Goaltenders ShineJan 16, 2012
Texas Captain Brad Lukowich Plays in His 1,000th Pro Game
Rockford, IL - The Texas Stars (17-18-1-2, 37 points) were defeated by the Rockford IceHogs (15-21-1-3, 34 points) 2-0 in front of 4,717 fans at the BMO Harris Bank Center on Monday afternoon. Rockford goalie Carter Hutton (6-5-1) recorded his first shutout of the season, stopping all 31 Texas shots for the win. Texas goalie Andrew Raycroft (3-2-1) made 32 saves in the defeat, as the team fell to 9-11-0-1 on the road this year. IceHogs forward Brandon Svendson scored the eventual game-winning goal at 8:49 of the second period and Rockford added an insurance goal late in the third by Jeremy Morin. Texas Captain Brad Lukowich played in his 1,000th pro game in the defeat. Stars right wing Colton Sceviour had his six-game scoring streak snapped as the club was shutout for the first time all season. Texas travels to Chicago for a game on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. to face the Wolves.
After a scoreless first period, Rockford claimed a 1-0 lead with the only goal of the second period. IceHogs center Brandon Pirri snapped a shot to the Texas net from the bottom of the right-wing circle. Texas goalie Andrew Raycroft made the save, but could not control the rebound. Rockford forward Brandon Svendson poked in the puck for his first goal of the season at 8:49, giving the Hogs a 1-0 lead through 40-minutes of play.
In the third period, Rockford’s Jeremy Morin banged in a rebound for his ninth goal of the year and a 2-0 lead with 3:59 left on the clock. Ben Smith and Brian Fahey each had an assist on the power-play goal that rounded out the scoring.
Texas concludes a four-game road trip in Chicago on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. The team will return home on Friday, January 20th to host Peoria at 7:30 p.m. The first 2,500 fans to Friday’s game will receive a player magnet courtesy of Time Warner Cable. Friday is also 3-2-1 night presented by Community Impact featuring $3 domestic drafts, $2 sodas and $1 hot dogs. The Stars take on the Houston Aeros at home on Saturday, January 21st at 7:00 p.m. The first 2,500 fans to Saturday’s game will receive a player card set compliments of Goodwill. Saturday is also a State Farm Family Four Pack night consisting of four tickets, four sodas and four hot dogs starting at $48.
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