Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Texas Stars Report
By Mark Stepneski
The past week
The Texas Stars went 1-1-0 over the past week, splitting a home-and-home series with the Houston Aeros. The Stars are now 7-8-1 on the season and currently rank fourth in the AHL’s West Division.
The Stars won 3-2 in overtime in Houston on Friday. Tomas Vincour scored with 6:20 left in regulation to tie the game and Ray Sawada scored 1:30 into the extra period to give Texas the victory. Jordie Benn also scored for the Stars and Travis Morin and Maxime Fortunus each picked up two assists. Richard Bachman stopped 21 of 23 shots.
Saturday in Cedar Park, the Stars fell 5-1 to the Aeros. Vincour scored the only goal for Texas, his 10th in 15 games this season. Bachman played the first two periods, allowing four goals on 18 shots. Tyler Beskorowany played the third, stopping seven of eight.
The week ahead
Wednesday, Nov. 23, vs. Chicago
Friday, Nov. 25, at Houston
Saturday, Nov. 26, vs. Houston
*When Tomas Vincour was called up to Dallas on Sunday, he had scored goals in eight of his last ten games with Texas.
*Vincour is currently tied for sixth in the AHL in goal scoring.
*Texas Stars rookie Matt Fraser is tied for ninth in the league in goal scoring with 9 and he ranks second among rookies.
*Texas ranks seventh in the league in scoring at 3.19 goals per game.
*Texas ranks 29th in the AHL in goals against 3.44 per game.
*Texas’ power play is second in the league at 27.2 percent.
*The Texas penalty kill is 22nd at 79.7 percent.
*11/20: RW Tomas Vincour recalled by Dallas (NHL).
The Idaho Steelheads went 1-1-0 over the past week. They are now 6-8-2, ranking fourth in the ECHL’s Mountain Division.
Here are the statistics for the Texas Stars and Dallas players in Idaho.