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AHL Report: Texas Stars find road success in Chicago, Cleveland

Landon Bow shines in goal as Texas wins three straight on the road

by Mark Stepneski @StarsInsideEdge / Inside Edge

The Texas Stars have found some success on the road.

The Stars, who had lost six of their first eight road games, went 3-0-0 in Illinois and Ohio last week as they continued a long stretch of games away from home. Goaltender Landon Bow led the way for Texas, picking up the win in all three games and stopping 80 of 84 shots. Texas improved to 11-8-1 on the season.

The Stars play three more road games this week as they wrap up a run of seven straight games away from home.

Here's the latest on the AHL affiliate of the Dallas Stars.

 

Tuesday, November 21: Texas 2, Chicago 1 (OT)

Landon Bow stopped 31 shots and Jason Dickinson scored the game-winner 21 seconds into overtime as the Texas Stars won, 2-1, at Chicago last Tuesday. Bow came up huge in the first period of the game when Texas was outshot 19-3 and helped the Stars get to the first intermission in a scoreless tie. Matt Mangene gave Texas a 1-0 lead in the second, but Chicago tied in the third before Dickinson scored from the right circle in the extra period.

 

Friday, November 24: Texas 4, Cleveland 1

Landon Bow stopped 28 shots and four different Texas players scored goals as the Stars made it two straight wins on the road with a 4-1 victory at Cleveland Friday night. After a scoreless first period, Denis Gurianov and Roope Hintz scored in the second period to stake Texas to a 2-0 lead. Justin Dowling made it a 3-0 game with a power-play goal just 54 seconds into the third period. Sheldon Dries sealed the win with an empty-net goal.

 

Saturday, November 25: Texas 3, Cleveland 2

Samuel Laberge's first professional goal proved to be the game-winner as the Texas Stars won their third straight game, defeating Cleveland, 3-2, at Quicken Loans Arena Saturday night. Laberge put in a rebound off the end boards to give Texas a 3-1 lead 6:24 into the third period. Roope Hintz and Brian Flynn also scored for Texas. Landon Bow stopped 21 shots.

 

Notes
  • Goaltender Landon Bow has won four of his last five starts. Bow is 6-3-0 with a 2.49 goals against average and .909 save percentage. He ranks second among AHL rookies in GAA and third among rookies in save percentage.

  • Forwards Jason Dickinson (eight goals in 14 games) and Curtis McKenzie (eight goals in 18 games) co-lead Texas in goal scoring.

  • Travis Morin leads Texas with 20 points (three goals, 17 assists). McKenzie ranks second with 17 points (eight goals, nine assists).

  • Forward Roope Hintz has scored three goals in his last five games. Hintz has 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 20 games.

  • Denis Gurianov's goal on Friday was his first of the season and snapped an eight-game pointless streak. Gurianov has seven points (one goal, six assists) in 18 games.

  • With last week's three road wins the Stars improved to 5-6-0 away from home this season.

 
Texas Lineup

Here is the Texas lineup from the last game.

Curtis McKenzie - Jason Dickinson - Travis Morin 
Denis Gurianov - Roope Hintz - Brian Flynn 
Sheldon Dries - Justin Dowling - Colin Markison 
Samuel Laberge - Max French - Matt Mangene

Andrew Bodnarchuk - Niklas Hansson 
Dillon Heatherington - Brett Regner 
Gavin Bayreuther - Reece Scarlett

Landon Bow 
Mike McKenna

 

Week Ahead

Wed., Nov. 29, at Grand Rapids, 6:00 p.m. 
Fri., Dec. 1, at Grand Rapids, 6:00 p.m. 
Sat., Dec. 2, at Rockford, 6:00 p.m.

 

Transactions
  • 11/24: G Philippe Desrosiers assigned to Idaho (ECHL) from Texas (AHL)

  • 11/23: D Julius Honka recalled to Dallas (NHL) from Texas (AHL)

  • 11/23: G Mike McKenna assigned to Texas (AHL) from Dallas (NHL)

  • 11/23: LW Curtis McKenzie assigned to Texas (AHL) from Dallas (NHL)

  • 11/22: D Julius Honka assigned to Texas (AHL) from Dallas (NHL)

  • 11/22: LW Curtis McKenzie recalled to Dallas (NHL) from Texas (AHL)

  • 11/21: C Austin Fyten assigned to Idaho (ECHL) from Texas (AHL)

 
Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads hosted the Allen Americans for a three-game series last week and lost two of the three games. The Steelheads are 9-5-4 on the season. Stars goaltending prospect Philippe Desrosiers made one start, stopping 25 of 26 shots in a 5-1 win over Allen on Saturday. Desrosiers is 7-1-2 on the season with a 2.45 goals against average and .911 save percentage. He is tied for fifth in the ECHL in wins and ranks ninth in GAA.

This story was not subject to approval of the National Hockey League or Dallas Stars Hockey Club. Mark Stepneski is an independent writer whose posts on DallasStars.com reflect his own opinions and do not represent official statements from the Dallas Stars. You can follow Mark on Twitter @StarsInsideEdge.

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