Stars Offense Erupts in 7-2 Win over HeatJan 12, 2018
STOCKTON, Calif. - Jason Dickinson tallied a three-point night to highlight a big night from the Texas Stars offense in a 7-2 win over the Stockton Heat on Friday night at Stockton Arena.
Dickinson finished with a goal and two assists in the game. Brent Regner scored twice for the Stars in the win, and Landon Bow stopped 26 of 28 shots in net for his 13th win of the season. It was the most goals scored by Texas in a game this season.
Texas and Stockton will wrap up their weekend pair Saturday at 8:30 p.m. CST.
Tied at 1-1 entering the second, Texas tallied a pair of late goals to take control of the game and a 3-1 lead. Dickinson ripped his 14th of the year from the left-wing boards to push the Stars in front with 6:57 to play. Dickinson then set up Denis Gurianov on the backdoor for an easy tap-in goal four minutes later for Gurianov's sixth of the year and second goal in as many games.
The Stars' offense continued to fly entering the third as Samual Laberge scored his third of the season on a rush through the left circle 2:30 in. Roope Hintz follow it up with a tap-in goal on the power play less than three minutes later for his ninth of the season, and Regner snapped home his second of the game midway through on a breakway to make it 6-1, Texas.
Morgan Klimchuk stopped the bleeding for the Heat with a late power play goal. Justin Dowling added another goal for Texas to record the 300th point of his pro career.
Regner put Texas on the board with seven minutes to play in the first off a wrist shot from the point that beat a screened Tyler Parsons. Former Star Luke Gazdic responded moments later on a rush through the left circle for his first of the season and an tie game entering the break.
Friday's game marked just the second time Texas pulled out a win in eight visits to Stockton Arena. Texas finished 1-for-5 on the power play while the Heat went 1-for-3.
Rookie goaltender Tyler Parsons stopped 33 of 40 shots in the loss and his AHL debut for the Heat.
Photo Credit: Stockton Heat