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Down on the Farm: 11-3-11

by Tyler Bouldin / Dallas Stars

WHAT HAPPENED


Texas Stars (4-5-0, 8 PTS – 4th West)

Lukowich
10/20/11 vs. San Antonio (3-4 L) -- Texas held a 39-19 advantage in shots on goal, and received two goals by Tomas Vincour. In what was the beginning of a spectacular week individually, Travis Morin added the third Stars goal.

10/22/11 vs. Peoria (6-5 W) -- Morin followed up with a three-point effort (1 G, 2 A) against the Rivermen. Matt Fraser notched two goals, while Philip Larsen (4 A), Brad Lukowich (2 A), and Raymond Sawada (1 G, 1 A), also added multi-point nights to help end the Stars’ three-game losing streak.

10/25/11 at Rockford (6-2 W) -- Texas carried the momentum of the win into the game against the IceHogs with even more offense. Morin had two assists, and was one of seven Stars’ skaters with at least two points. Fraser scored twice for the second game in a row, which helped him in being named the first star of the game. Sawada, Larsen, Vincour, Mathieu Tousignant, and Ryan Garbutt were the other Stars with multi-point nights. Goaltender Tyler Beskorowany stopped 33 of 35 shots he faced to pick up his first win of the season.

10/27/11 at Peoria (3-5 L) -- Texas showed a good comeback effort to rally from an early 3-0 deficit, and received yet another goal from Fraser, whose seventh goal of the season tied the game at 3-3 just before the second period buzzer.

10/29/11 at Chicago (1-2 L) -- Tomas Vincour tallied his fourth goal of the season late in the third period to help out goaltender Tyler Beskorowany, who stopped 20 of 22 shots in another good performance in net for Texas.

10/30/11 at Milwaukee (5-3 W) -- Texas pulled away in the seesaw game, scoring two goals in the final five minutes of the game to pick up the win. Sawada led the team with a goal and two assists, while Larsen assisted on goals by Morin and Francis Wathier. Richard Bachman made 22 saves on 25 shots to pick up the win.

RACKING UP THE GOALS
  • Texas leads the Western Conference in goals scored per game (3.78)
  • Matt Fraser is tied for second in the AHL with eight (8) goals scored, and is tied for the league lead in power play goals (PPG)
MORIN AND SAWADA STANDING OUTCOMING UP FOR TEXAS

Thursday, November 3: vs. Toronto (NHL:Toronto)

Sunday, November 6: at San Antonio (NHL: Florida)


Texas starts the month of November at home against the Toronto Marlies, the first opponent from the North Division that the Stars face in the 2011-12 season. Toronto is coming off back-to-back to the Lake Erie Monsters, including a 4-0 defeat on Sun., Oct. 30.

The Stars have a couple days off following the tilt with the Marlies before dropping the puck against the San Antonio Rampage for the second time this season. The Rampage have struggled to find their rhythm, and haven’t had good goaltending early. 

OTHER STARS PROSPECTS

Here we take a quick glance at a few of the Dallas Stars’ prospects and what they have done recently.
  • Defenseman Hubert Labrie and forward Ondrej Roman of the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL) combined for five points (2 G, 3 A) in three games this week.
  • Goaltender Jack Campbell, who was traded in the OHL from Windsor to Sault Ste. Marie, has a 6-3-2 record in 12 games played this season.
  • Forward Alex Chiasson has seven points (4 G, 3 A) through five games with Boston University.
  • Defenseman Jamie Oleksiak has four points (3 G, 1 A) in his last seven games with the Saginaw Spirit (OHL).
  • Forward Matej Stransky has eight points (3 G, 5 A) in his last six games for the Saskatoon Blades (WHL).
  • Colgate forward Austin Smith has 11 points (7 G, 4 A) in seven games, and is tied for fifth in the nation in goal scoring (1.00/game).



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