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FORD DRIVES TEXAS TO A 2-0 WIN OVER SAN ANTONIO
Stars Host Toronto on Friday at 7:30 PM


Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars (22-13-2-4, 50 points) defeated the San Antonio Rampage (17-17-3-2, 39 points) 2-0 on Tuesday night in front of 3,852 fans at Cedar Park Center. Stars goalie Todd Ford (1-0-1) recorded his first AHL shutout with 36 saves, leading Texas to its 11th home win. Center Aaron Gagnon and defenseman Garrett Stafford each tallied two assists, improving the Stars record to 5-2-0-0 against San Antonio in the State Farm Lone Star Faceoff. Texas winger Sergei Korostin and defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy each scored in the shutout. Rampage goalie Justin Pogge (4-4-1) stopped 22 of 24 Texas shots in the defeat. The Stars will host the Toronto Marlies on Friday, January 15th at 7:30 PM.

The Texas Stars scored the only goal of the opening period with a power-play tally 10:31 into the game. Defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy ripped a slap shot from the blueline, the puck deflected off traffic and past San Antonio goalie Justin Pogge for the 1-0 Stars lead. Vishnevskiy’s sixth goal of the season was set up by Garrett Stafford and Ray Sawada.

After a scoreless middle period, the Stars extended their lead to 2-0 at 6:32 of the third period. Right wing Sergei Korostin tipped in a pass from Aaron Gagnon in the Rampage crease, beating Justin Pogge on the stickside. Korostin’s 10th goal of the season sealed the 2-0 shutout over San Antonio.

The Stars will host the Toronto Marlies at 7:30 PM on Friday, Jan. 15. The first 2,000 fans receive a Texas Stars Fleece Blanket. Also, fans will be able to purchase $2.00 domestic drafts and $1.00 hot dogs. Texas will travel to Cleveland for back-to-back games against the Lake Erie Monsters on Friday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 PM and then again on Saturday, Jan. 23 at 12:00 PM. 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.





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Posted on 01/12/10

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