Texas Stars Weekly Update - Jan. 23, 2017Jan 23, 2017
Stars Host Three Home Games this Week Entering All-Star Break
Last week’s record: 3-1-0-0
Overall record: 20-16-1-2
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars will spend the next four weeks in the state of Texas as they prepare for three games this week prior to the American Hockey League’s All-Star Break.
-- THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE —
January 24 at 7:30 p.m. CST vs. Manitoba Moose:
The Texas Stars and Manitoba Moose face off for the fourth and final meeting of the regular season on Tuesday evening. Texas has a 2-1-0-0 record over the Moose throughout the first three games, including a 4-3 win over Manitoba on Jan. 18 at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Stars forward Denis Gurianov leads all players in the series with five points (2-3=5) while Dan DeSalvo leads the Moose with three points (2-1=3) against Texas.
January 27 at 7:30 p.m. and January 28 at 7 p.m. CST vs. Bakersfield Condors:
The Texas Stars and Bakersfield Condors will meet for a back-to-back set of games to close out the 2016-17 season series between the two clubs. The Pacific Division rivals split their first two meetings, with the Stars taking game one in a 3-1 victory and Bakersfield earning a 5-3 win in game two. Condors forward Taylor Beck leads all skaters in the series with five points (1-4=5) while Austin Fyten leads Texas with two goals in two games.
-- LAST WEEK’S RESULTS --
January 16 at San Antonio Rampage, 4-3 (OT) Win:
Denis Gurianov created his own breakaway chance with a poke check at center ice and buried the game-winner just nine seconds into overtime to give the Texas Stars a 4-3 road win over the rival San Antonio Rampage on Monday evening at AT&T Center to close out a four-game road trip. Gurianov beat Spencer Martin clean between the leg pads for his fifth of the season on the overtime goal. Matej Stransky scored twice for the Stars, and Brandon DeFazio recorded the 100th assist of his pro career. It was the Stars’ fifth win over the Rampage in seven meetings this season.
January 18 vs. Manitoba Moose, 4-3 Win:
For the second straight game, it was Denis Gurianov scoring the game-winner as the Texas Stars topped the Manitoba Moose in a 4-3 final at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Wednesday night. After scoring the overtime-winner on Monday in San Antonio, Gurianov tallied a breakaway goal with 7:03 to play in the third for his sixth of the season and a 4-2 Texas lead. Manitoba added one more goal with the extra attacker on the ice, but the Stars held on for their sixth win in their last seven matchups against the Moose.
January 20 at Iowa Wild, 3-2 (OT) Win:
A last-second goal by the Iowa Wild forced overtime, but Nick Ebert’s second goal of the game proved to be the game-winner as the Texas Stars picked up a 3-2 road win on Friday at Wells Fargo Arena. Travis Morin set up Ebert’s winner on a feed in front for a deflection goal. Landon Bow stopped 26 shots in net and earned the win after making his fourth consecutive start for the Stars. Sam Anas scored the tying marker with 5.3 seconds left in regulation on a rebound chance for the Wild with the extra attacker on the ice.
January 21 at Iowa Wild, 3-2 Loss:
Travis Morin’s second goal of the game gave the Texas Stars a late chance, but the Iowa Wild held on for a 3-2 win on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena. The Stars and Wild split their weekend pair of games. Morin’s two goals give him 149 in his AHL career. Landon Bow stopped 39 of 42 shots in net in the loss for the Stars. Steve Michalek earned the win for Iowa in a 33-save performance.
-- NEWS, NOTES AND UPCOMING MILESTONES --
'Denis Gurianov tallied the fastest goal in franchise history on Jan. 16 at San Antonio to lift the Stars to a 4-3 overtime win. Gurianov scored just nine seconds into the overtime period to beat Brandon DeFazio’s 11-second mark that was set on Dec. 3, 2016 at Manitoba. Friday’s overtime win in Iowa was the 100th AHL coaching win for Texas head coach Derek Laxdal. The Stars’ weekend pair in Iowa wrapped an 11-day stretch where the team played seven games in four different states and three time zones – California, Arizona, Texas and Iowa. The Stars went 4-3-0-0 in those seven games.
-- UPCOMING PROMOTIONS --
Tuesday’s game against Manitoba is an H-E-B Night where fans can receive a $5 discount off their ticket purchase when they donate an H-E-B-branded, non-perishable food item at the box office.
Friday’s game against Bakersfield is 80’s Night. Fans can enjoy a $19.80 ticket special at the box office for the game. Friday, fans can also save money with a Texas Stars Two-Pack of tickets to the game, and it’s a Hat Trick Friday with $3 specials on beer and soda, plus $4 specials on Robert Mondavi Private Selection wine.
Saturday’s game features a Stars Team Poster giveaway and Postgame Autograph Session with the players. The game is also a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night and will feature Coke Zero Family Four-Packs. The first Stars player to score wins free scratch tickets for a lucky row of seats at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, courtesy of the Texas Lottery, and fans can purchase four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks starting at just $16 per person, courtesy of Coke Zero.
The Texas Stars are the primary development affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, and are currently in their eighth season at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Full season, 24-game, 12-game and six-game ticket packages for the 2016-17 campaign are on sale now. For more information, call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit TexasStars.com.