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Stars Suffer First Shut Out Loss of the Season, 3-0

Nov 23, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – 32 saves by San Antonio Rampage goaltender Dan Ellis was the difference on Sunday evening in a 3-0 loss for the Texas Stars at AT&T Center in front of 4,375 in attendance.

It was the first shutout loss for the Stars (6-6-4-0) this season as the team prepares for three home games this week, all against divisional opponents.

Texas will host Oklahoma City on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. to start that stretch.

A late first period goal by Mark Mancari with 1:05 remaining was all the Rampage netminder would need in the win.  Jack Campbell took the loss for the Stars despite stopping 32-of-34 shots in net.

Connor Brickley also scored for the Rampage (12-6-0-0) with a power play strike at 1:49 of the second.  Drew Shore added an empty-net goal with just over two minutes to play in regulation to round out the game’s scoring.

The shots on goal were nearly even with San Antonio leading 35-32, but Ellis proved to be the difference with a series of key saves in the third period, including a breakaway chance and a 2-on-1 rush late for Texas.

The Stars finished 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Rampage went 1-for-3.

Three Stars:
1.  Dan Ellis (SA)
2.  Connor Brickley (SA)
3.  Mark Mancari (SA)

The Texas Stars entered the 2014-15 season as the AHL’s defending Calder Cup Champions.  Single-game tickets and season ticket packages for the 2014-15 campaign are on sale now.  For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStarsHockey.com.

Photo Credit:  Darren Abate/AHL

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