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STARS CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT, SHUTOUT WOLVES 5-0
STARS CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT, SHUTOUT WOLVES 5-0
Texas Finishes Seven-Game Road Trip in Milwaukee on Wednesday at 7:00 PM



Chicago, IL – The Texas Stars (43-24-3-4, 93 Points) defeated the Chicago Wolves (46-21-1-6, 99 points) 5-0 on Sunday in front of 9,816 fans at the Allstate Arena. Texas goalie Brent Krahn (16-3-0) stopped 36 Chicago shots for his fifth shutout this season and five different goal scorers helped Texas secure its first Calder Cup Playoff spot. Colton Sceviour scored and added an assist, as the Stars improved to 21-13-2-2 on the road this year. Forwards Mathieu Tousignant, Luke Gazdic, Francis Wathier and Travis Morin also scored, as the Stars improved to 5-1-0-0 on their current seven-game road swing. Texas has taken 12 of its last 15 games and posted wins in seven of the last eight. Wolves’ goalie Drew MacIntyre (20-16-2) made 15 saves on 19 Texas shots before he was pulled in the second period. The Stars will play Wednesday in Milwaukee against the Admirals at 7:00 PM.

Texas jumped out to a 2-0 first-period lead with goals by Colton Sceviour and Travis Morin. The Stars opened the scoring after Sceviour picked off the puck on the right-wing boards in the Wolves zone. Sceviour than snapped a wrist shot from the corner, banking the puck off the pads of Chicago goalie Drew MacIntyre for his eighth goal of the year and a 1-0 Texas lead just 2:19 into the first period. Texas doubled its lead at 17:04 of the opening frame. Right wing Mathieu Beaudoin found Travis Morin in the right-wing circle of the Chicago zone. Morin snapped his 20th goal of the year past MacIntyre, giving Texas a 2-0 Stars lead with 2:56 left in the first period.



In the second period, Texas continued to add to its lead, starting with Mathieu Tousignant’s fourth goal of the year at 7:23. Sceviour fired the puck to the Chicago net and MacIntyre made the initial save. Tousignant picked up the rebound and gave Texas a 3-0 lead. For the second straight night, Texas broke the team record for the two fastest goals in team history. Just 21 seconds after Tousignant scored, Ray Sawada found Luke Gazdic in front of the Chicago net for his third goal of the year and a 4-0 Stars lead at 7:44. After the goal, Chicago replaced goalie Drew MacIntyre with Peter Mannino. MacIntyre finished with 15 saves on 19 Texas shots. The Stars struck once more prior to the end of the period. Warren Peters slipped the puck to Francis Wathier off a face off in the Chicago zone. Wathier beat Mannino for his 16th goal of the year and a five-goal Stars lead after two periods of play.



Texas will finish its seven-game road trip in Milwaukee on Wednesday, March 31st at 7:00 PM. Texas returns home for the State Farm Lone Star Face-off at Cedar Park Center, starting on Friday, April 2nd as the Stars take on the San Antonio Rampage at 7:00 PM. The first 3,000 fans will receive a Texas Stars puck, compliments of Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Also on Friday, Cedar Park Center will provide $2.00 domestic drafts and $1.00 hot dogs. The State Farm Lone Star Face-off continues on Saturday, April 3rd when the Stars host the Houston Aeros at 7:00 PM. The first 2,000 fans receive a Texas Stars camouflage hat. Also, fans may purchase the State Farm Lone Family Four Pack, which includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four sodas for $44.



State Farm and the Texas Stars will televise the State Farm Lone Star Face-off on Saturday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM on FSN Southwest. 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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