Texas Stars (AHL)
The Texas Stars opened their regular season with a two-game home-and-home series against the San Antonio Rampage last weekend. The Rampage won the first game Friday, 3-2, at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Defensemen Maxime Fortunus
and Ivan Vishnevskiy
, who both spent the better part of training camp with Dallas, scored for the Stars. Goaltender Brent Krahn
stopped 35 of the 38 shots he faced in the loss.
Saturday, Texas took care of business at their home opener, winning, 3-2, in overtime over San Antonio. Vishnevskiy christened Cedar Park Center with its first goal midway through the first period, and Perttu Lindgren
followed four minutes later with his first goal of the season.
San Antonio scored to tie the game at 2-2 before overtime. In the extra frame, Stars’ center Greg Rallo
scored with 15 seconds left to give Texas its first-ever victory.
Texas goaltender Matt Climie
made 34 saves and got the win.
Texas will go on the road to face the Houston Aeros Friday and Saturday. The four games against San Antonio and Houston to start the season are part of an inaugural interstate rivalry called the “Lone Star Faceoff.”
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Center Scott Glennie
, the Stars’ 1st round pick (8th overall) in 2009, is back in Canada, playing for his junior team, the Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. In five games, Glennie is tied for the team lead with seven points (3-4-7) and a +7 rating.
Right Wing Tomas Vincour
, the Stars’ 5th round choice (129th overall) in 2009, is off to a quick start this season at the junior ranks as well, scoring eight points (3-5-8) in seven games with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL.