background

Stars News

Texas CAps Off Comeback With 3-2 Overtime Win, Takes 2-1 Series Lead
Series Remains at Cedar Park Center This Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 PM

Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars (2-1) defeated the Milwaukee Admirals (1-2) 3-2 in overtime of Game 3 of the West Division Semifinal on Tuesday night in front 5,320 fans at Cedar Park Center. Center Travis Morin scored the game-winning goal at 8:44 of overtime to give the Stars a victory and a 2-1 series lead. Defenseman Brad Lukowich scored the game-tying goal with 21 seconds left in the third period to force the extra session. Defenseman Philip Larsen started the rally at 4:09 of the third as the Stars erased a two-goal deficit in the last five minutes. Morin finished with three points after setting up the first two goals of the night. Texas goalie Richard Bachman (2-1) stopped 21 shots in the win. Milwaukee goalie Jeremy Smith (1-2) made 37 saves in the defeat. Forwards Chris Mueller and Gabriel Bourque each scored a goal for the Admirals. The series remains at Cedar Park Center for Game 4 at 7:30 PM on Wednesday.

Milwaukee struck early in the first period with a goal by right wing Chris Mueller at 3:36. Defensemen Grant Lewis and Scott Ford each registered an assist on the play for the 1-0 lead.

After a scoreless second period, Milwaukee stretched its lead to 2-0 as Gabriel Bourque beat Bachman just 34 seconds into the third period. Defensemen Teemu Laasko and Roman Josi each supplied an assist on the second goal of the night. Defenseman Philip Larsen notched the first goal for Texas at 15:51 on the power play. Forwards Ray Sawada and Travis Morin helped set up the goal as the Stars cut into the Admirals lead at 2-1. Stars defenseman Brad Lukowich scored the game-tying goal with just 21 seconds left in regulation. Forwards Greg Rallo and Travis Morin each provided an assist for the 2-2 tally and overtime.

Travis Morin scored the game-winning goal for Texas 8:44 into overtime. Defensemen Maxime Fortunus and Brenden Dillon helped set up the play and push the Stars past the Admirals 3-2, taking a 2-1 series lead. Morin redirected a shot by Fortunus with 11:16 left in the first overtime.



West Division semifinal (best of seven)
Texas and Milwaukee Radio
Game 1: Texas 2 at Milwaukee 5 1530 AM
Game 2: Texas 3 at Milwaukee 1 1530 AM
Game 3: Milwaukee 2 at Texas 3 OT (Texas leads 2-1) 1530 AM
Game 4: Milwaukee at Texas on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 PM 1530 AM
Game 5: Milwaukee at Texas on Friday, April 22 at 7:30 PM 1530 AM
Game 6: Texas at Milwaukee on Monday, April 25 at 7:00 PM –X 1530 AM
Game 7: Texas at Milwaukee on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 PM –X 1530 AM

X – If Necessary


The Texas Stars will host Game 4 on Wednesday, April 20th at 7:30 PM at Cedar Park Center and Game 5 is Friday, April 22nd at 7:30 PM. Both remaining home games will be 3-2-1 nights, with $3.00 domestic drafts, $2.00 sodas and $1.00 hot dogs. The best of seven series shifts to Milwaukee for Game 6 and Game 7 if needed.


Fans looking for tickets to see the Stars defend their Western Conference crown may call 512 GO-STARS to purchase a playoff strip, which includes tickets for every Texas Stars playoff home game at Cedar Park Center. Fans looking to purchase individual game tickets may do so online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000.


2011-12 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.


--Texas Stars--

©2012 Texas Stars Hockey. All Rights Reserved. Website by 360 Interactive Media.