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TEXAS BLANKS ROCKFORD 4-0
Stars Host Chicago on Saturday at Cedar Park Center



Rockford, IL – The Texas Stars (11-2-1-2, 25 points) defeated the Rockford Ice Hogs (7-9-1-1, 16 points) 4-0 on Friday night in front of 2,934 fans at the Rockford MetroCentre. Texas goalie Brent Krahn (7-1-0-0) made 32 saves for his second shutout of the season and the 15th of his career. Stars forwards Scott McCulloch and Warren Peters each had a goal and an assist as Texas improved to 7-0-1-1 in the last nine games. Wingers Sergei Korostin and Colton Sceviour also added tallies, helping Texas move to 4-1-1-1 on the road this year. Texas has now suffered only one loss in regulation in the last 15 games. Rockford goalie Corey Crawford (5-7-0-1) took the loss with 23 saves. Texas will host Chicago on Saturday night at 7:00 pm.

After a scoreless first period, Texas opened the scoring with the only goal of the second period. Forward Raymond Sawada snapped a pass from the left wing to the Rockford crease. Stars winger Scott McCulloch was parked in front of the Ice Hogs net for the tip in, giving Texas a 1-0 lead at 5:10 of the middle frame.

In the third period, the Stars erupted for three goals in nearly five minutes. The scoring spree started at 8:17 of the final frame. Warren Peters netted his second goal in as many nights, finishing off a give and go with Mathieu Beaudoin for a 2-0 Texas lead. Only 2:15 later, the Stars lead grew to 3-0 after Colton Sceviour tipped in a rebound for his second goal of the season at 10:32. Texas finalized the scoring at 12:25, as Sergei Korostin snapped a wrist shot past Corey Crawford for the 4-0 score. Korostin’s seventh goal of the season was set up by Peters.

Texas returns to Cedar Park Center on Saturday to host the Chicago Wolves at 7:00 pm. Fans may purchase the State Farm Family 4-pack , which includes four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks for $44.00. Also, the first 1,000 kids under 12 into the arena will receive a Texas Stars t-shirt.

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.

--Texas Stars--
Posted on 11/13/09

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