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TEXAS HANGS ON FOR 3-2 WIN IN HOUSTON
Dallas Assigns Center Warren Peters

Houston, TX – The Texas Stars defeated the Houston Aeros 3-2 on Friday night in front of 8,514 fans at the Toyota Center. Texas goalie Brent Krahn made 33 saves for his first win of the season. Stars forwards Scott McCulloch, Sergei Korostin and Greg Rallo each scored in the team’s first road win. Houston goalie Wade Dubielewicz stopped 17 of 20 in the loss. Texas rookie center Colton Sceviour recorded two assists for the first multi-point game of his career. The Stars will remain in Houston for a rematch on Saturday night at 7:35 pm.

Houston and Texas skated to a near scoreless tie in the first period. The Aeros tallied a late goal for the 1-0 lead, ending the scoreless drought. Houston defenseman Clayton Stoner ripped a shot past Texas goalie Brent Krahn with only 2:31 left in the opening period. Stoner’s second goal of the year gave the Aeros a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission. Houston outshot Texas 12-4 in the first period.

Texas countered to tie the game 1-1 at 8:28 of the second period. Winger Francis Wathier held the puck in behind the Houston net, then centered to the high slot for Greg Rallo. The Texas center rifled a one-timer past Aeros’ goalie Wade Dubielewicz for his second goal of the season. Texas would take the lead late in the middle frame. Forward Scott McCulloch, making his Stars debut, scored off a rebound of a Colton Sceviour shot at 16:19. McCulloch’s first AHL goal the Stars a 2-1 lead heading into the third period.

In the third period, the Stars gained a two-goal lead at 9:30 on Sergei Korostin’s first career goal. Forwards Travis Morin and Colton Sceviour assisted on the team’s third goal of the night, the first of Korostin’s career. Houston would trim the Texas lead down to one with a goal at 18:44. Forward Chad Rau scored off a rebound with 1:44 left, bringing the Aeros within a goal at 3-2.

Prior to the game, the Dallas Stars assigned center Warren Peters to Texas. Peters, 27, was placed on injured reserve by the Stars on September 25 with a fractured orbital bone, suffered in a pre-season game at St. Louis on September 19. He appeared in two pre-season games for Dallas, going scoreless with seven penalty minutes. Peters signed with Dallas as a free agent on July 6, 2009.

The seventh-year pro has played in 455 professional games, including 349 at the AHL level. Peters has scored 88 goals and added 79 assists for 167 career points. For his AHL career, the Saskatoon, SK native has scored 58 times and set up 49 goals for 107 points. Peters made his NHL debut last year with the Calgary Flames. The 27-year old scored one goal and added 12 penalty minutes in 16 games with Calgary in 2008-09.

Texas will play again in Houston this Saturday at 7:35 pm prior to hosting the Grand Rapids Griffins at Cedar Park Center on Thursday, October 15th at 7:30 pm.

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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Posted on 10/09/09

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