Morin's OT Winner Sinks Iowa, 5-4Dec 5, 2017
CEDAR PARK, Texas – Jason Dickinson scored the equalizer in the third and Travis Morin completed the comeback with the overtime-winner as the Texas Stars beat the Iowa Wild on Tuesday at H-E-B Center by a 5-4 final.
Sheldon Dries scored a pair of goals for the Stars, including his second shorthanded tally of the season. Texas (14-9-0-1) began the comeback with 10 seconds remaining in the second, when Dries tipped home his second of the night.
The game-winner was scored with just 1:05 left in the extra frame. Texas has won eight of their last 11 games, and is now 9-1-0-1 in one-goal decisions this season.
Texas continues its five-game homestand on Friday against the Bakersfield Condors at 7:30 p.m. CST.
Iowa (11-8-4-0) opened the scoring on Landon Ferraro's third of the season at 6:35 into the game, but Brent Regner responed for the Stars less than three minutes later when his one-time blast on the power play banked off the crossbar for his first goal as a Star.
Luke Kunin made it a 2-1 score for the Wild after a centering pass banked off his skate midway through the first to regain the advantage for the visitors entering the break.
Dries knotted the score again 1:26 into the second after forcing a turnover from Iowa's Pat Cannone at center and snapping home the Stars' third shorthanded goal of the season on the ensuing rush.
Cannone made up for his mistake, tapping home his team-leading 10th of the season for the Wild at 3:26, and Justin Kloos extended the Wild lead to two at 11:26 during an Iowa two-man advantage. In the closing seconds of the period, Dillon Heatherington one-timed a loose puck that was tipped by Dries, who emereged from behind the net at the final moment to beat Iowa's Steve Michalek and pull Texas within one.
Justin Dowling's backhanded pass to a streaking Dickinson down the slot set up the game-tying marker. Matt Mangene's shot from the left circle generated the rebound chance for Morin to end it on his team-leading 24th point of the year.
Landon Bow and Michalek both had 23 saves on the night. Bow earned his eighth win of the season.
Dowling and Brian Flynn also recorded two assists each for Texas in the win.