Texas Stars (AHL):
|Matt Climie |
The Texas Stars played just their second home game of the young season last Thursday as they defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins 2-0 at the Cedar Park Event Center. Goaltender Matt Climie made 25 saves, recording the first shutout in team history. The game was scoreless until right wing Sergei Korostin scored with 1:33 remaining in regulation. Center Aaron Gagnon scored an empty-net goal to secure the win, improving Texas to 2-0-0 at home.
On Saturday, Texas played their third game against the Houston Aeros in nine days. Tyler Shelast, Perttu Lindgren
, Garrett Stafford, Colton Sceviour
and Korostin each scored in the Stars’ 5-1 victory. At the other end, goaltender Brent Krahn stopped 21 of 22 shots. Houston’s goal in the third period ended the Stars’ shutout streak at 152:51, dating back to October 10.
Tuesday, however, the Stars’ fortunes were reversed at home at the hands of the Lake Erie Monsters. Climie allowed three goals on 23 shots, and Lake Erie added an empty-net goal late in the third period as Texas fell, 4-0.
The Stars hope to redeem themselves against Lake Erie on Friday, and will finish their three-game home stand with a tilt against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Saturday.Noteworthy:
At 4-2-1, the Stars currently sit in second place in the West Division and sixth in the Western Conference with nine points. San Antonio paces the West Division with a 6-1-1 record (13 points).
Through seven games, Sceviour leads all Texas Stars in scoring with five points (one goal, four assists), and Korostin leads all players with three goals.
Despite Tuesday’s 4-0 loss to Lake Eric, the goaltending tandem of Climie and Krahn continues to be successful. The duo has combined for a 1.69 goals-against average and a .943 save percentage.
Including two empty-net goals, the Stars have allowed just 14 goals in seven games—the lowest per-game average in the Western Conference.
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Center Scott Glennie
, the Stars’ 1st round pick (8th overall) in 2009, is keeping up his pace with 13 points (5-8-13) and a +8 rating in 11 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL).
Right Wing Tomas Vincour
, the Stars’ 5th round pick (129th overall) in 2009, leads the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) with eight goals and is second on the team with 13 points through 14 games played.
Center Tristan King
has nine points (4-5-9) and 14 penalty minutes in 13 games with Medicine Hat (WHL).
Goaltending prospect Richard Bachman
won his first career professional start with the Idaho Steelheads (ECHL). Bachman (4th round, 120th overall pick in 2006) has a 2.00 GAA and a .929 save percentage.