Stars End Trip with 2-1 Shootout Win over WolvesMar 31, 2018
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Nothing has been easy this season between the Texas Stars and Chicago Wolves, and it was more of the same on Saturday at Allstate Arena as Texas pulled out a 2-1 shootout win in front of 6,027 in attendance to close out their three-game road trip.
Five of the six meetings between the Stars (35-24-7-4) and Wolves (38-21-7-3) this season were decided by a goal, including two in overtime and two in regulation. Travis Morin was the hero in round three of the shootout, beating Chicago's Oskar Dansk, and Landon Bow stopped two of the three shooters he faced to earn his 19th win of the season.
Texas returns home on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. CST matchup against the Stockton Heat, who are trying to catch the Stars for the final playoff spot in the Pacific Division
Brian Flynn also scored for Texas in the shootout. Bow finished with 29 saves on the night. Dansk stopped 24 of 25 in net for the Wolves. Flynn also extended his point streak to five games with an assists on the Stars' first goal of the night.
Texas opened up the scoring early with the first period's only goal as Justin Dowling batted in a loose puck in the goal crease for his second straight game with a goal and his 13th overall this season.
Brandon Pirri responded for the Wolves during a 4-on-4 stretch with 6:30 left in period two after steering Phillip Holm's centering pass past Bow for his 29th goal of the season.
Texas finished 0-for-2 on the power play. Chicago went 0-for-3.
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