Preseason #2: Texas Stars vs. San Antonio RampageOct 8, 2016
Ludwig Bystrom Scores Lone Goal for Texas
CEDAR PARK, Texas -- AJ Greer tallied a pair of goals to pace the San Antonio Rampage offense as the Texas Stars fell, 3-1, on Saturday evening at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park to close out their preseason schedule.
Ludwig Bystrom scored the lone Texas goal. Garry Nunn was the other Rampage goal-scorer. Landon Bow suffered the loss for Texas, who split their two-game series with the Rampage in the preseason.
Texas opens the 2016-17 regular season campaign on Friday, when they host the Charlotte Checkers at 7:30 p.m. CST.
Greer opened the game’s scoring at 5:25 of the first when his shot deflected off the shoulder of Bow from a shot effort behind the net.
It remained a one-goal game until 8:13 of the second when Nunn pushed the Rampage lead to 2-0 from JT Compher and Turner Elson. A minute after Nunn’s tally, Bystrom put Texas on the board with a sharp-angled shot from the left side that deflected off the glove of goaltender Spencer Martin and into the net to make it a 2-1 game.
Greer buried his second of the game, with just over a minute remaining in the second, with a power play goal off a loose puck in the goal crease. The rookie forward recorded three goals over his two preseason games against the Stars.
Martin earned the win for San Antonio stopping 12 of 13 shots in limited action. Bow stopped 11 of 13 for the Stars before Phil Desrosiers came on in relief and made five saves on six shots. Nathan Lieuwen turned aside all 16 shots he faced after coming on late in the second for the Rampage.
Texas outshot the Rampage, 29-19 in the loss. The Stars went 0-for-7 on the power play. San Antonio went 2-for-7.
Friday’s season opener will feature a magnet schedule giveaway from ABC Home & Commercial Services.
Weekday home games (Monday-Thursday) are H-E-B night with the Texas Stars where fans can donate a non-perishable item at the box office and save five dollars on their ticket purchase. Every Saturday is a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night where the first Stars player to score wins free scratch-off tickets for a lucky row of seats at H-E-B Center. Fans can also enjoy Coke Zero Family Four-Packs every Saturday with four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks starting at just $16 per person.
The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, and will begin their eighth season at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in October. Full season, 24-game, 12-game and six-game ticket packages for the 2016-17 campaign are on sale now. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStars.com.
1. Greer (SA)
2. Bystrom (TEX)
3. Martin (SA)
W - Martin
L - Bow
Photo Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars