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GRIFFINS SLIP PAST STARS 4-3 IN OT
Dallas Reassigns Tyler Beskorowany to Idaho

Cedar Park, TX - The Texas Stars (23-14-3-2, 51 points) were defeated by the Grand Rapids Griffins (20-19-1-4, 45 points) 4-3 on Tuesday night in front of 4,412 fans at Cedar Park Center. Griffins forward Jordan Owens scored twice, including the game-winning goal 3:11 into overtime. Owens also scored the game-tying goal with 4:12 remaining in regulation to force the extra session. Texas defenseman Jordie Benn notched his first career AHL goal in the defeat. Forwards Brandon Segal and Mathieu Tousignant also scored for Texas, as the Stars dropped to 11-7-3-1 at home. Griffins goalie Jordan Pearce (5-3-1) made 39 saves for the win as Texas outshot Grand Rapids 42-18. Texas goalie Richard Bachman (14-9-2) stopped 14 of 18 Griffins shots in the loss. Texas will travel to Houston to face the Aeros on Friday at 7:35 PM.


The Griffins jumped out to an early lead 1-0 with a goal by right wing Jamie Tardif at 4:25. Texas responded at 6:04 with a power-play goal by left wing Brandon Segal. Center Aaron Gagnon and defenseman Dan Spang provided assists to end the first period 1-1.


With 4:31 remaining in the second, the Griffins tallied the lone goal of the period with a shot from left wing Chris Minard. Defenseman Greg Amadio and forward IIari Filppula supplied assists to give Grand Rapids a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes of play.


Texas defenseman Jordie Benn snapped his first AHL goal past Pearce to tie the game 2-2. Right wing Raymond Sawada and center Mathieu Tousignant each provided an assist 2:04 into the third period.

Texas gained a 3-2 lead at 7:11 with a power-play goal by center Mathieu Tousignant. Brad Lukowich and Colton Sceviour assisted Tousignant’s seventh goal of the year. Grand Rapids tied the game 3-3 on the power play with 4:12 remaining in regulation. Left wing Jordan Owens put in a rebound for his fourth goal of the year, tying the game 3-3 and forcing overtime.


Owens sealed the Grand Rapids win with a wraparound goal with 1:49 left in overtime for the 4-3 final.


Prior to the game, the Dallas Stars reassigned goaltender Tyler Beskorowany to the Idaho Steelheads. Beskorowany posted a 1.85 goals against average and stopped 202 of 213 shots (.948%) in his last six games (4-2-0). Overall, Beskorowany is 4-4-0 with a 2.64 goals against average and a .925 save percentage with Texas. In ten games with Idaho this season, he posted a 4-3-1 mark with a 2.27 goals against average and a .932 save percentage.

The Dallas Stars drafted Beskorowany in the second round (#59 overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder spent the 2009-10 season with the Kingston Frontenacs of the OHL. In 62 appearances, Beskorowany posted a 29-25-4 mark with a 3.52 goals against average and a .903 save percentage. For his OHL career, the Hammer, ONT native went 52-56-17 with a 3.69 goals against average and a .902 save percentage.


The Stars travel to Houston on Friday, January 21st at 7:35 PM to take on the Houston Aeros. Texas returns home to face the Milwaukee Admirals on Saturday, January 22nd at 7:00 PM. The first 2,500 fans will receive a Texas Stars mouse pad courtesy of Heroic Efforts. Every Saturday, fans may purchase the State Farm Family Four Pack to receive 4 ticket, 4 hotdogs and 4 soft drinks for $44.00.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets are available online at www.TexasStarsHockey.com or by calling 512.GO.STARS (467.8277). Pro-rated season ticket packages to see the Stars play at the Cedar Park Center are on sale now. 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 01/18/11

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