Marlies Edge Stars in Game 3 to Take Series LeadJun 5, 2018
CEDAR PARK, Texas - All the offense came in period two and the Toronto Marlies held on in the end of a physical Game 3 for a 2-1 win over the Texas Stars on Tuesday night in front of a sellout crowd at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.
The Marlies (13-3) also took a 2-1 series advantage in the 2018 Calder Cup Finals and regained home-ice advantage after the two teams split the first two games in Toronto.
Calle Rosen was credited with the game-winner, and Garret Sparks' 19 saves outlasted Mike McKenna's 22 in a low-shooting affair.
Game 4 is on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at H-E-B Center.
Rosen snapped a tie game with eight minutes to play in the second on a seeing-eye wrist shot from the blue line that beat McKenna through traffic in front of the Texas net for his second of the playoffs.
Sheldon Dries opened up the game's scoring for Texas 55 seconds into the middle frame when he finished a counter-attack rush from the left circle for his eighth of the postseason.
Former Star, Chris Mueller, tied the game for Toronto three minutes later.
It was the third straight one-goal decision in the series between the two teams and the third straight game that the team who opened the scoring came out on the losing side.
Photo Credit: Derek Sparta/Texas Stars