Griffins Score Once, Blank Stars in Grand Rapids

Feb 21, 2024

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars, were shut out 1-0 by Sebastian Cossa and the Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday night at Van Andel Arena.


Grand Rapids scored the game’s only goal 25 seconds into the contest when Albert Johansson fired a one-timer passed to the slot by Austin Czarnik past Remi Poirier. The opening period saw the Griffins outshoot the Stars 13-9.


After Texas was outshot for second straight period by a 14-7 margin, the Stars flipped the script and outshot the Griffins 12-6 in the final frame. However, Grand Rapids hung on to win 1-0 and climbed over Texas (53 points) to move to second in the AHL’s Central Division with 54 points.


Earning the win in goal for the Griffins, Cossa improved to 11-7-5 with his first career AHL shutout following a 28-save showing. Poirier is now 13-9-3 after allowing one goal on 33 shots.


The Stars head to Illinois next for a game against the Rockford IceHogs on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the BMO Center before returning to Grand Rapids to take on the Griffins one last time on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. ET.


Photo Credit: Nicolas Carrillo / Grand Rapids Griffins


Game Info Shots Goaltenders 3 Stars (Ubeo Business Services)
Boxscore TEX: 28 W: Cossa (GR) 1: Cossa (GR)
Photo GR: 33 L: Poirier (TEX) 2: Johansson (GR)
Video     3: Poirier (TEX)
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