Stars Fall in Overtime, Earn Point in 2-1 DecisionDec 22, 2018
Dahill Office Technology Corporation Three Stars:
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, battled the San Antonio Rampage to a close 2-1 decision in overtime but were bested on the road at AT&T Center. Adam Mascherin scored the lone goal of the game for Texas to open the scoring in the second period.
A scoreless first period was filled with chances for the Stars, firing 11 shots on net. Others chances that did not result in shots made the game exciting from the drop of the puck. Roope Hintz nearly helped put the Stars ahead as he danced into the offensive zone and fed Nicholas Caamano on the left side of the crease in front of a wide open net. The Stars failed to get a stick on the puck as the chance came up empty.
The Stars finally broke through netminder Ville Husso as Mascherin net the go-ahead goal. The puck wrapped around the boards two minutes into the period and came right to Justin Dowling behind the net. The center turned the puck in front attempting to tuck the shot past Husso’s pads. The chance left a rebound for Mascherin to tap home for his 13th goal of the season. The first year skater sits behind Joel L’Esperance as the top two rookie goal scorers in the AHL.
Before the period ended, the Rampage connected in transition. San Antonio turned the puck up the ice and moved it to Jordan Kyrou in the right circle with some space. The Rampage’s leading scorer ripped a shot just inside the post to tie the contest with just over five minutes left in the period.
Landon Bow and Husso turned in good performances in net, making several sprawling saves and keeping their teams in the contest. The 1-1 tie was held through regulation thanks in part to no power play goals in the game as well. Texas ended the night 0-for-2 on the power play and San Antonio finished 0-for-4.
In overtime, San Antonio pushed the pace and turned five shots on the net, scoring the game winning goal at 3:44 of the overtime period. Nolan Stevens notched the game winner as the puck rolled through the crease and he waited on the right side to tap it past the goal line.
Bow made 26 saves as the Stars earned a point in the overtime period while Husso turned in his fifth win of the season with 30 saves.