Stars Fall to Moose, 6-3Mar 14, 2018
CEDAR PARK, Texas - The Texas Stars got two power-play goals from Curtis McKenzie in the first period, but the AHL's second-ranked offense was too much to overcome on Wednesday in a 6-3 loss to the Manitoba Moose at H-E-B Center.
Travis Morin assited on both McKenzie goals to bring his league-leading total to 45. JP Lipon tallied a three-point night for the Moose (37-17-4-4), including the game-winning goal.
Texas (32-22-6-3) hosts the Cleveland Monsters Friday at 7:30 p.m.
After McKenzie tapped home the opening goal three minutes into the game, Mantioba took a 3-1 lead on goals from Jan Kostalek, Kirill Gotovets and Pete Stoykewych.
McKenzie buried his second late in the first on a backdoor feed from Morin to give him 23 on the season, leading the team.
Lipon's game-winner came midway through the second on a rebound chance on the power play for the Moose.
Manitoba added two more in the third to make it 6-2, but Samuel Laberge gave Texas some late life on a wrist shot from the left circle for his sixth of the season.
Landon Bow suffered the loss stopping 23 of 29 in net. Jamie Phillips of the Moose earned the win.
Texas was 2-for-6 on the power play. Manitoba went 1-for-3.
Photo Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars