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TEXAS EDGED BY SAN ANTONIO IN SEASON OPENER 3-2
Texas Stars Hosts San Antonio Saturday Night at Cedar Park Center at 7:00 pm



San Antonio, TX – The Texas Stars were defeated by the San Antonio Rampage 3-2 on Friday night in front of 7,804 fans at the AT&T Center. Rampage center Joel Perrault broke a 2-2 tie with 5:10 remaining in the third period to give San Antonio the victory. San Antonio goalie Al Montoya picked up his first win, stopping 20 of 22 Texas shots. Despite making 35 saves, Stars’ goalie Brent Krahn suffered the loss. Texas defenseman Maxime Fortunus scored the first goal in team history late in the first period. Fellow defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy also scored in the defeat. The Stars penalty kill was flawless, stopping all seven Rampage power plays. Texas returns home to host San Antonio for the Stars’ home opener on Saturday night at 7:00 pm at Cedar Park Center.



In the first period, San Antonio jumped out to a 1-0 lead with an early tally by Jeff Hoggan. Winger Kyle Turris set up the first goal of the night with a feed from the left-wing circle. Hoggan redirected the pass at 2:34 for the San Antonio lead. Texas tied the game late in the first period with only 26 seconds left in the opening frame. Defenseman Maxime Fortunus scored the first goal in team history, blasting a power-play goal in from the slot at 19:34 and tying the game 1-1.



San Antonio regained the lead halfway through the middle period with a loose puck in the Texas slot. Winger Chad Kolarik slammed in a rebound, beating Texas goalie Brent Krahn for his first goal of the season and a 2-1 Rampage lead at 9:13.



In the third period, the Stars pulled even with the Rampage at 11:52, tying the game 2-2. Defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy carried the puck deep into the San Antonio zone. Vishnevskiy snapped a wrist shot off of traffic and into the Rampage net for his first goal of the season. Defenseman Andrew Hutchinson and goalie Brent Krahn each had an assist on the goal. The Rampage regained the lead for the final time with only 5:10 left on the clock. Center Joel Perrault put in a rebound off a Sean Sullivan shot at 14:50 for the 3-2 lead.



Texas will host its first regular season game in team history in a rematch with San Antonio at 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 3rd, at Cedar Park Center.



Tickets for the Stars 40 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 (800) 745-3000, by going online at www.ticketmaster.com or visit 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 10/02/09

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