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ADMIRALS HANG ON TO EDGE STARS 3-2
Texas Plays Fourth of Seven Straight on the Road in Chicago on Friday

Milwaukee, WI – The Texas Stars (40-24-3-4, 87 Points) were defeated by the Milwaukee Admirals (38-26-1-6, 83 Points) 3-2 on Tuesday night in front of 3,143 fans at the Bradley Center. Milwaukee scored three times in the first period and held off a late surge from Texas to win. Milwaukee goalie Mark Dekanich (24-14-4) made 35 saves in the victory. Texas goalie Brent Krahn (14-3-0) stopped 17 of 20 Milwaukee shots in the first period, as the Stars fell to 18-13-2-2 on the road this year. Defenseman Dan Jancevski and forward Perttu Lindgren each scored in the defeat, ending the Stars four-game winning streak. Texas continues a seven-game road trip in Chicago on Friday at 7:30 PM.


Milwaukee built a 3-0 lead after one period of play starting at 11:01 of the first period. Milwaukee’s Triston Grant snapped a wrist shot past the glove of Texas goalie Brent Krahn for his 12th goal of the year and a 1-0 Admirals lead. Milwaukee’s lead doubled at 14:26 after forward Dave Scatchard snuck a wrist shot past the stick of Krahn for his 14th goal of the season and a 2-0 lead. The Admirals increased their lead to 3-0 with only six seconds remaining in the opening frame. Leading scorer Mike Santorelli carried the puck into the Texas zone and banked a shot off the inside of Krahn’s right leg pad for his 22nd of the season. Krahn was pulled after the first period, finishing with 17 saves on 20 Milwaukee shots.



The Stars stormed back in the second period to cut the Milwaukee lead to one by the end of the middle frame. Defenseman Dan Jancevski jumped into the play and took a pass from center Aaron Gagnon in the Milwaukee crease. Jancevski smacked the puck past Admirals goalie Mark Dekanich for his third goal of the year and a 3-1 Milwaukee lead. Texas scored again just 1:31 later to trim the Admirals lead to 3-2. Center Perttu Lindgren brought the puck into the Milwaukee zone and used the defenseman as a screen, blasting a slapshot between the legs of Dekanich. Lindgren’s 14th goal of the season was his third in as many nights.



Texas will continue a 14-day and seven-game road trip in Chicago with a 7:30 PM game against the Wolves on Friday, March 25th. Texas returns to Cedar Park on Friday, April 2nd to take on the San Antonio Rampage. The first 3,000 fans will receive a Texas Stars puck. Also on Friday, Cedar Park Center will provide $2.00 domestic drafts and $1.00 hot dogs. All games can be heard on the Stars flagship station ESPNAustin 104.9 FM “The Horn” or ESPNAustin 1530-AM.



Tickets for any of the Stars 40 regular season home games at Cedar Park Center are on sale, starting as low as $9.00 a seat. Individual game tickets may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, by going online at www.ticketmaster.com or by visiting any local Ticketmaster outlet.



Season ticket packages to see the Stars play their Inaugural season at the Cedar Park Center are on sale now, starting as low as $12.00 a seat. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com. Anyone interested in purchasing season tickets, suites, group tickets or mini-plans may call the Texas Stars front office.

photo credit: Scott Paulus

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Posted on 03/23/10

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