Stars Even Series Coming Back to Texas!

Stars Even Up Series Heading Back to Texas!

Jun 2, 2018


Three Stars:
1. Bayreuther (TEX)
2. McKenna (TEX)
3. Engvall (TOR)

Stars - 24
Marlies - 22

W - McKenna
L - Sparks

TORONTO - After the two teams combined for 11 goals in the series opener, Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals was much more on script as the Texas Stars edged the Toronto Marlies by a 2-1 final on Sunday evening in front of 8,219 fans at Ricoh Coliseum.

Goaltenders Mike McKenna of the Stars and Garret Sparks of the Marlies delivered bounce-back performances for their teams in net. Gavin Bayreutther's power-play goal early in the third held up as the game-winner as the Stars evened up the best-of-seven at 1-1.

Game 3 comes Tuesday in Texas at H-E-B Center at 7 p.m. CT.

The Marlies opened the scoring late in the first on Ben Smith's second of the series, deflecting a point shot from Travis Dermott.

Curtis McKenzie knotted things up three minutes into period two on breakaway goal for his league-leading eighth of the playoffs. Brent Regner and Dillon Heatherington tallied the assists as Heatheringon sprung McKenzie on pass up the middle of the ice.

Bayreuther's power-play winner came at 4:31 of the third from the blue line past a screened Sparks for his second of the playoffs.

Photo Credit: Toronto Marlies

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