Bow Stays Hot in Stars' 4-1 Win over MonstersNov 23, 2017
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Landon Bow continued his strong play with 28 saves in net while Denis Gurianov and Justin Dowling both ended long goal droughts in a 4-1 win for the Texas Stars over the Cleveland Monsters on Friday afternoon in front of 7,122 fans.
Gurianov and Dowling both scored their first goals of the season. Bow picked up his fifth win in his last eight appearances giving up just 15 goals over that stretch. Roope Hintz tallied the game-winner for the Stars.
Texas (10-8-0-1) and Cleveland (7-5-2-2) close out their two-game weekend set on Saturday at 6 p.m. CST.
After a scoreless first period, the Stars jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead early in the second thanks to Gurianov and Hintz. Gurianov deflected Brent Regner's point shot 1:13 into the middle frame for his first of the season to open the scoring. Less than four minutes later, Hintz slipped home a breakaway goal past Matiss Kivlenieks from Brian Flynn's assist. Gurianov's tally came after playing 16 games this season without scoring.
Less than a minute into the third, Dowling struck on the power play to make it a 3-0 lead for Texas and snapped a career-high, 15-game goal drought in the process. Miles Koules answered back at 5:46 for Cleveland with a power-play goal.
Sheldon Dries added an empty-net goal late in the game for the Stars. Curtis McKenzie extended his point streak to six games with an assist on Dowling's goal. Flynn finished with two helpers in the game for Texas.
Kivlenieks suffered the loss stopping 25 of 28 shots in net.
Texas finished 1-for-4 on the power play. Cleveland went 1-for-5.