Stars Move into Fourth with 4-2 Win over Iowa

Stars Back in Playoff Spot After 4-2 Win

Mar 7, 2018


Three Stars:
1. Colin Markison (TEX)
2. Travis Morin (TEX)
3. Justin Dowling (TEX)

Stars - 33
Wild - 22

W - Landon Bow
L - Niklas Svedberg

CEDAR PARK, Texas - Austin Fyten's shorthanded tally was the highlight of a three-goal second period that lifted the Texas Stars to a 4-2 win over the Iowa Wild on Wednesday, and back into playoff positioning, in front of 4,750 fans at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.

The win placed Texas (31-21-5-3) back in fourth in the Pacific Division as Colin Markison paced the offense with a three-point night (1-2=3). Landon Bow stopped 20 of 22 shots in net for his 16th win of the season and the Stars took three of four meetings against Iowa (27-18-8-4) in the season series.

The Stars travel to Tucson this weekend for two-game set against the Roadrunners Friday and Saturday at 8:05 p.m. CST.

Tied at 2-2, Fyten's shorthanded goal came midway through the second when the puck rebounded off of Iowa Wild goaltender Niklas Svedberg for a tip-in chance generated by Markison's breakaway run. Markison had knotted the game 34 seconds into the period when a point shot deflected off him for his sixth of the year. 

Returning to the lineup after a four-game absence, Justin Dowling added his 10th of the season with three minutes left in the second on a wrist shot from the left circle to make it 4-2.

Iowa struck early to open the scoring as a Kurtis Gabriel's breakaway shot found the back of the net within the first minute of the game. Sheldon Dries responded for the Stars with a centering feed from the corner that glanced of Svedberg's skate and in the net for the rookie's 13th of the season. Zack Mitchell tipped in a power-play goal through Bow’s legs to make it 2-1, Iowa, before the Stars' second period surge.

Svedberg stopped 29 of 33 shots in net in the loss for Iowa.

Texas was 0-for-3 on the power play. Iowa went 1-for-4.

Photo Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars

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