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STARS SINK ADMIRALS 2-1, CLOSE IN ON FIRST PLACE
Texas to Play in Peoria at 7:05 PM on Wednesday

Milwaukee, WI - The Texas Stars (32-19-3-3, 70 points) defeated the Milwaukee Admirals (31-15-2-7, 71 points) 2-1 on Sunday night in front of 4,822 fans at the Bradley Center. One day after getting recalled from Idaho of the ECHL, rookie goalie Tyler Beskorowany (5-4-0) made 34 saves to give the Stars the win and pull within one point of first place in the AHL’s West Division. Right wing Sean Backman scored the game-winning goal and Mathieu Tousignant also added a tally as the Stars improved to 16-11-0-1 on the road this season. Stars defenseman Dan Spang and forward Brandon Segal each had two assists as Texas won its third straight game. Admirals’ goalie Mark Dekanich (20-9-5) stopped 22 shots in the loss. Texas will play in Peoria on Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:05 PM (CT).



The teams traded goals in the first period with the Stars striking first at 7:23. Forward Brandon Segal drove the puck to the net with Milwaukee goalie Mark Dekanich making the initial save. Texas center Mathieu Tousignant poked in the rebound for his eighth goal of the year and a 1-0 lead. The Admirals countered to tie the game 1-1 with a power-play goal at 13:49 by Jonathon Blum. Defenseman Roman Josi picked up an assist on the play, extending his scoring streak to an AHL high 13 games.



Texas pushed in front with a power-play goal from right wing Sean Backman at 7:34 of the second period. Backman’s sixth goal of the season was set up by Dan Spang and Brandon Segal, giving the Stars a 2-1 lead through 40 minutes of play.



Prior to the game, the Dallas Stars announced that the club has assigned defenseman Trevor Ludwig to the Texas Stars, Dallas’ primary affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).



Ludwig, 25, was recalled by Dallas on February 15 but he did not appear in an NHL game. He has played in 50 AHL games this season with Texas and has recorded six assists and 50 penalty minutes. The 6-1, 216-pound defensemen from Rhinelander, Wisc., spent the majority of the 2009-10 season with Texas, playing 47 games and collecting eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) and 62 penalty minutes. Ludwig was Dallas' sixth round selection (183rd overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.


The Texas Stars continue an eight-game road trip on Wednesday, February 23rd at 7:05 PM (CT) at the Peoria Rivermen. The Stars return home to face the Oklahoma City Barons on Sunday, February 27th at 5:00 PM.



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 02/20/11

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