Texas Stars (AHL):
The Texas Stars moved into first place in the West Division after beating the San Antonio Rampage 3-0 on Friday. Stars’ prospects Sergei Korostin and Francis Wathier
each scored a goal while Ivan Vishnevskiy added two assists. Brent Krahn made 34 saves, including 29 in the second and third period for his first shutout of the season.
Saturday, Texas beat Chris Chelios and the Chicago Wolves 4-1 at the Cedar Park Center. Krahn made 28 saves on 29 shots for his second win in as many nights. Perttu Lindgren
had a goal and two assists, Landon Wilson scored two goals and Francis Wathier
added a goal in the victory.
Texas took care of business again at home Sunday, beating the Houston Aeros by a score of 3-1. Matt Climie, back from a short stint in the NHL, made 27 saves on 28 shots. Eight different Stars scored points as Texas improved to 3-1-0 against Houston this season.
The Stars play two games at home Friday and Saturday against the Manitoba Moose before leaving the state of Texas for the first time all season for a game next Wednesday, November 11, against the Peoria Rivermen. Noteworthy:
Texas is now in sole possession of first place in the West division at 8-2-2. The Stars are third in the AHL with 18 points, behind only Rochester (9-1-1, 19 points) and Manchester (9-2-1, 19 points).
In back-to-back games Friday and Saturday, Brent Krahn went 2-0 with a .984 save percentage, allowing just one goal on 63 shots.
In 12 games this season, Texas has allowed just 21 goals, good for second in the AHL (Manchester-17 goals allowed in 12 games).
Dating back to October 23, the Stars have earned at least one point in five straight games (4-0-1, 9 points).Elsewhere:
Center Scott Glennie
has 18 points (7-11-18) in 17 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL).
Right Wing Tomas Vincour
is on pace for his best season in junior hockey, with 17 points (10-7-17) and 23 penalty minutes in 19 games with the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL).
Center Tristan King
has eight goals and 10 assists in 19 games with Medicine Hat (WHL).
Defenseman Philip Larsen
has two assists in eight games with Frolunda (Swedish Elite League).
In the college ranks, Dallas native Austin Smith
has seven points (4-3-7) in seven games with Colgate University.
Goaltender Richard Bachman
has a 4-1-1 record and a 2.78 GAA in six games with the Idaho Steelheads, the Stars ECHL affiliate. Bachman has helped lead Idaho to first place in the ECHL standings at 7-1-1 (15 points).