Stars Shutout by Rampage 4-0Nov 22, 2019
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, fell 4-0 to the San Antonio Rampage on the road Friday night. The Rampage improved to 3-0 in the head-to-head season series with the Stars.
In the Stars return to Texas and the final game of a five-game road trip, the team was rewarded with an early opportunity on the man advantage less than a minute into the contest. After a successful penalty kill from the Rampage, Joey LaLeggia fired a shot from the blue line that Alexey Toropchenko deflected into the back of the net to give San Antonio an early lead. The Stars chances in the first period included nine shots on net and a pair of power plays but the team failed to even the score through the first 20 minutes.
San Antonio wasted no time extended the lead in the middle period. Just 31 seconds after the puck dropped, Mike Vecchione sent a backhand towards the net off a rebound to give the Rampage a 2-0 advantage. Later in the period, San Antonio got their first look at the power play, but Colton Point and the Stars penalty kill held strong. Point would finish the night with 28 saves in his first AHL appearance of the season. With less than six minutes remaining in the period, Jordan Nolan created a turnover at the Stars blue line. The Rampage captain then carried the puck in from the left side and tucked a backhand around Point’s pad to extend the lead before the second intermission.
Tensions flew high in the third period featuring several scrums and penalties. Texas was held off the board on three power plays while the Rampage turned one in the net their final of three chances. Jake Walman sent a one-timer into the net from the left circle after a fight between Rhett Gardner and Andreas Borgman yielded a Rampage power play.
Colton Point suffered the loss in the game while San Antonio netminder Ville Husso bounced back to earn his second shutout of the season with 26 saves.
Texas returns to H-E-B Center at Cedar Park to begin a five-game homestand tomorrow night. The Stars face the Rockford IceHogs for the first time on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. for Hockey Fights Cancer Night.
Written by Austen Jones
Photo Credit: San Antonio Rampage
|Game Info||Shots||Goaltenders||3 Stars (Xerox Business Solutions Southwest)|
|Boxscore||TEX: 26||W: Ville Husso (SA)||1: Ville Husso (SA)|
|Photo||SA: 32||L: Colton Point (TEX)||2: Mike Vecchione (SA)|
|Video||3: Jordan Nolan (SA)|