Texas Stars Weekly Update - Nov. 28, 2016Nov 28, 2016
Stars Head North for a Three-Game Road Trip this Week
Last week’s record: 2-0-0-0
Overall record: 10-6-1-1
CEDAR PARK, Texas – The Texas Stars swept a home-and-home series with San Antonio this past weekend and now prepare for a three-game trek up north that begins Wednesday in Chicago.
-- THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE --
November 30 at Chicago Wolves, 7 p.m. CST:
Texas will take on the Chicago Wolves for the first of four total matchups this season on Wednesday. The Stars posted a 3-0-0-1 record against the Wolves last season. Forward Justin Dowling led all skaters with five points (1-4=5) in four games for the Stars, including a three-point game (1-2=3) in the final meeting between the two teams last year. Chicago defenseman Brad Hunt currently ranks second in the League with 20 points (5-15=20) in 19 games played this season.
December 3 at 2 p.m. CST and December 4 at 2 p.m. CST at Manitoba Moose:
The Stars and the Manitoba Moose face off in a back-to-back set of games on Friday and Saturday night. Texas swept Manitoba last season, earning wins in all four meetings between the two clubs. Forward Jason Dickinson tallied four goals and two assists for the Stars in last year’s series to lead all skaters while Moose forward Nic Petan led Manitoba with four points in four games. Manitoba is currently third in the AHL’s Central Division.
-- LAST WEEK’S RESULTS --
November 25, 2016 at San Antonio Rampage, 4-3 Overtime Win:
In his season debut after being assigned from the NHL that morning, Stephen Johns tallied a pair of goals to lead the Texas Stars to a 4-3 overtime win over the rival San Antonio Rampage on Friday at AT&T Center. Trailing 3-2 late in the third, Travis Morin pulled Texas back to even to extend his point streak to six games, and Johns finished off a two-man breakaway with Brandon DeFazio at 2:15 of overtime to secure the Stars’ seventh win in their last 11 games. Maxime Lagace stopped 26 of 29 shots in net to earn his seventh win of the season.
November 26, 2016 vs. San Antonio Rampage, 3-0 Win:
Stephen Johns stayed hot, the Texas Stars’ penalty kill unit scored another shorthanded goal and Maxime Lagace turned aside 28 shots in net to cap off a 3-0 shutout win over the rival San Antonio Rampage on Saturday night at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. The win was the 300th all-time regular season win in franchise history for the Stars. Johns tallied his third goal in two games, and Brandon DeFazio’s second-period goal put Texas at the top of the American Hockey League with six shorthanded goals this season.
-- NEWS, NOTES AND UPCOMING MILESTONES --
Saturday’s win over the San Antonio Rampage was the Stars’ 300th all-time regular season win in franchise history. Of those 300 wins, 51 have come against the Rampage. Texas assigned goaltender Phil Desrosiers and forward Branden Troock to their ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads, on Sunday and recalled goaltender Landon Bow and defenseman Brandon Anselmini. The Stars currently lead the AHL with six shorthanded goals this season. Last year, Texas set a franchise record with 13 shorthanded goals. The Stars have already scored two shorthanded goals in a game twice this season to tie the franchise record.
-- UPCOMING PROMOTIONS --
The Stars return home on Friday, Dec. 9 to host a weekend against the Rockford IceHogs beginning with a Hat Trick Friday. Fans can enjoy $3 specials on beer and soft drinks, plus $4 specials on Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine, and save $12 on a pair of tickets with a Texas Stars Two-Pack.
Saturday’s game against the IceHogs will feature a Stars Holiday Sweater Fleece Blanket giveaway, presented by Thrivent Financial.
Saturday is also a Texas Lottery Lucky Row Night where the first Stars player to score wins free scratch tickets for a lucky row of seats at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Fans can also take advantage of Coke Zero Family Four-Packs on Saturday with four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks starting at just $16 per person.
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.