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Texas tops St. John's in OT, leads Calder Cup Finals

Wednesday, 06.11.2014 / 10:50 PM / AHL Update

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Texas tops St. John's in OT, leads Calder Cup Finals
The Texas Stars have a 2-1 lead in the Calder Cup Finals after their 2-1 overtime win against the St. John's IceCaps on Wednesday.

Travis Morin scored 7:20 into overtime Wednesday to give the Texas Stars a 2-1 victory against the St. John's IceCaps in Game 3 of the American Hockey League's Calder Cup Finals.

Morin, the AHL's regular-season scoring champion, tipped home a pass by Brendan Ranford to give the Stars a 2-1 lead in the best-of-7 series and disappoint the crowd of 6,287 at Mile One Centre. The IceCaps, the AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets, will host Game 4 on Monday.

Texas, the top farm team of the Dallas Stars, opened the scoring 15:54 into the second period when Brett Ritchie tapped in the rebound of Justin Dowling's shot. Kael Mouillierat tied it with 8:16 remaining in regulation by deflecting Zach Redmond's point shot past Texas goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp.

Each team had chances to win in overtime. The IceCaps killed off a Texas power play, thanks largely to a huge save by goaltender Michael Hutchinson on a wide-open Ritchie from five feet away. St. John's Patrice Cormier, who took the penalty, was sprung on a breakaway as he came out of the box but couldn't beat Nilstorp, who finished with 31 saves.

Hutchinson stopped 34 shots.

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