Monday, February 6, 2012
Texas Stars Report
By Mark Stepneski
The past week
The Texas Stars went 0-2-0-0 last week and are 20-22-1-2 on the season. They currently rank 15th in the AHL’s Western Conference, eight points out of the eighth and final playoff spot.
The Stars lost 3-1 at Houston on Thursday. Ryan Garbutt scored the lone Texas goal and Andrew Raycroft stopped 32 of 34 shots. It was Texas’ third straight loss.
On Saturday, the Stars saw their losing streak hit four games as they lost 4-3 to Charlotte at Cedar Park Center. Garbutt, Angelo Esposito and Travis Morin scored goals. Raycroft stopped 21 of 25 shots.
The week ahead
Tuesday February 7, vs. Milwaukee
Wednesday February 8, vs. Milwaukee
Friday February 10, at Rochester
Sunday February 12, at Hamilton
*Texas ranks 12th in the AHL in scoring at 2.93 goals per game.
*Texas ranks 25th in goals against at 3.09 per game.
*Texas has the AHL’s 6th ranked power play at 20.5 percent.
*Texas’ penalty kill ranks 11th at 83.2 percent.
*2/6: D Adam Pardy assigned to Texas (AHL) on conditioning loan by Dallas (NHL)
*2/3: RW Tomas Vincour recalled by Dallas (NHL) from Texas (AHL)
*2/1: D Jace Coyle assigned to Texas (AHL) from Idaho (ECHL)
The Idaho Steelheads went 1-1-0-0 over the past week. The Steelheads are 21-20-2-3 and are currently 6th in the ECHL’s Western Conference.