The Texas Stars defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 3-2 tonight in game three of the Western Conference Final at Ricoh Coliseum. With the win, Texas now leads the best-of-seven series 2-1.
Toronto would open the scoring for the tenth consecutive game when T.J. Brennan scored his fifth postseason goal at 9:16 of the first period. Texas would tie the game early in the middle frame with Patrik Nemeth tallying his first of the playoffs at 3:16. The two teams would trade goals in the final frame with Kevin Henderson giving the Stars a 2-1 advantage and T.J. Brennan responding with his second goal of the night at 10:15. Travis Morin would tally his fourth goal of the postseason with just under 10 minutes remaining in regulation to secure a 3-2 victory for Texas.
The Western Conference Final resumes tomorrow night at Ricoh Coliseum with puck drop set for 7 p.m. ET. Game five will also be played in Toronto on Saturday at 3 p.m. ET. To purchase tickets, please contact the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit marlies.ca.
Toronto Goal Scorers: T.J. Brennan (2)
Texas Goal Scorers: Patrik Nemeth, Kevin Henderson, Travis Morin (GWG)
•Texas outshot Toronto 30-22
•Cristopher Nilstorp earned the victory while Drew MacIntyre took the loss
•Toronto went 0-for-3 on the power play and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill