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Sell Out Crowd Sees Barons Defeat Stars 5-2
Sell Out Crowd Sees Barons Defeat Stars 5-2
Texas Travels to Houston for a Meeting with the Aeros on Sunday, April 15th at 5:05 p.m.

Cedar Park, TX - The Texas Stars (31-39-3-2, 67 points) were defeated by the Oklahoma City Barons (45-21-4-5, 99 points) 5-2 in front of a sold- out crowd of 6,863 fans at Cedar Park Center on Saturday night. Defenseman Bryan Helmer and forwards Josh Green, Mark Arcobello, Magnus Paajarvi and Hunter Tremblay scored for the Barons. Oklahoma City goalie David LeNeveu (18-12-3) stopped 23 of 25 shots bringing the team’s road record to 24-9-1-3. Left wing Mike Hedden scored twice for the Stars. Texas goalie Jack Campbell (4-6-0) stopped 21 of 25 shots in the loss. The Stars travel to Houston for their final regular season game on Sunday, April 15th at 5:05 p.m.

The Barons opened the scoring with 6:39 remaining in the first period. Defenseman Bryan Helmer slipped the puck past Campbell, giving Oklahoma City a 1-0 lead. Forwards Tanner House and Chris VandeVelde set up Helmer’s third goal of the year.

Oklahoma City grabbed a 2-0 lead early in the second period. Left wing Magnus Paajarvi slapped a shot to the back of the net just 1:15 into the frame. Left wing Teemu Hartikainen registered an assist. Texas got on the board at 5:35 of the period. Left wing Mike Hedden scored off a penalty shot, cutting into Oklahoma City’s lead at 2-1. The Barons jumped out to a 3-1 lead as center Josh Green tipped the puck in with 3:15 left. Defensemen Martin Marincin and Alex Plante helped on Green’s 16th tally of the season.

The Stars cut into the Barons’ lead again just 1:41 into the third period. Left wing Mike Hedden netted his second goal of the night off a Dan Spang shot. Right wing Alex Chiasson also provided an assist on the 3-2 tally. The Barons answered back at 5:07 with a goal from right wing Mark Arcobello. Defenseman Dylan Yeo and center Tyler Pitlick set up the play for the 4-2 lead. Oklahoma City struck again with nine seconds remaining. Left wing Hunter Tremblay put in an empty-net goal for the 5-2 final.

Texas will close out the regular season on the road in Houston on Sunday, April 15 at 5:05 p.m.

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). 2012-13 season seat packages 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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