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TEXAS MOVES INTO FIRST PLACE WITH 3-0 WIN IN SAN ANTONIO
San Antonio, TX – The Texas Stars (6-2-0-2, 14 points) defeated the San Antonio Rampage (6-4-2-0, 14 points) 3-0 on Friday night in front of 4,003 at AT&T Center. Stars’ goalie Brent Krahn made 34 saves for his first shutout of the season and the 14th of his career. Texas forwards Sergei Korostin, Francis Wathier and Greg Rallo each scored as the team moved into a first-place tie in the West Division with San Antonio. Defensemen Brad Lukowich and Ivan Vishnevskiy both had two assists as the Stars improved to 3-1-0-1 on the road this season. Rampage goalie Al Montoya took the loss with 25 saves. Texas will host Chicago at 7:00 pm at Cedar Park Center on Saturday night.

Texas jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of power-play goals in the first period. Fresh off a stint in the NHL with Dallas, Francis Wathier netted his third goal of the season at 16:33. Wathier deflected a shot from the point by defenseman Ivan Vishnevskiy for the 1-0 lead. With only 25 seconds left in the period, Texas doubled its lead with a goal by Greg Rallo. Vishnevskiy carried the puck into the corner and centered to the San Antonio net. Rallo scored his fourth goal of the season, beating Rampage goalie Al Montoya with a redirection for the 2-0 Stars lead. Defenseman Brad Lukowich assisted on both first-period goals.

The Stars added to their lead in the second period for a 3-0 advantage. Right wing Mathieu Beaudoin found forward Sergei Korostin alone in front of the San Antonio net. Korostin snapped a wrist shot past Montoya for his team-leading fifth goal of the year at 8:42 of the period.

The Stars return home Saturday, October 31st to host the Chicago Wolves at 7:00 pm. On Saturday, the Cedar Park Center is providing an All-You-Can-Eat special for $20.00, including a hockey ticket, hot dogs, nachos, peanuts and soft drinks.

The Texas Stars will have its first Autograph Night on Sunday, November 1st when they take on the Houston Aeros at 5:00 pm. The first 2,000 fans will receive a team poster.

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 10/30/09

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