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TEXAS SINKS ROCKFORD 4-3 IN OVERTIME
Stars Host the Houston Aeros on Saturday at 7:00 PM.

Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars (34-22-3-4, 75 Points) defeated the Rockford IceHogs (37-18-1-5, 80 Points) 4-3 in overtime on Friday night in front of 5,878 fans at Cedar Park Center. Stars center Travis Morin scored 2:40 into overtime, leading Texas to its fifth win over the Hogs this season. Texas captain Landon Wilson scored two goals as the Stars improved to 18-11-1-2 at home. Texas goalie Matt Climie (17-14-3) made 26 saves in the win. Rockford goalie Corey Crawford (18-13-2) stopped 29 of 33 Stars shots in the loss. Texas hosts the Houston Aeros on Saturday, March 6th at 7:00 PM.

Rockford opened the scoring 5:40 into the first period. Winger Pete MacArthur fired a wrist shot from the high slot past Stars goalie Matt Climie on the stickside, taking a 1-0 IceHogs lead. At 11:39, Rockford increased their lead to 2-0 when winger Derek Nesbitt found a rebound in the Texas crease for his second goal of the year.

Texas cut the Rockford lead to 2-1 at 4:38 into the second period. Right wing Ray Sawada received a backdoor feed from Warren Peters and sent a wrist shot past the glove of IceHogs goalie Corey Crawford. Stars left wing Landon Wilson tied the game 2-2 at 8:40. In his first game back from a 25-game absence due to an injury, the Stars Captain scored his third goal of the season, beating Crawford with a shot from the crease. Centers Aaron Gagnon and Greg Rallo assisted Wilson’s tally. The Stars took a 3-2 lead when Wilson scored his second goal of the night at 12:04. Forward Travis Morin found Wilson open in front of the net for the go-ahead goal. Defenseman Dan Jancevski also tallied an assist on Wilson’s fourth goal this season.

The IceHogs tied the game 3-3 with 7:19 remaining in the third period. Center Matt Keith tipped a shot from Danny Richmond in the crease, beating Climie and forcing overtime.

At 2:40 of the overtime period, Stars center Travis Morin fired in a rebound past Crawford for the victory. Morin leads the Stars with 39 points this season. The game-winning goal was assisted by defenseman Trevor Ludwig and Rallo.

The Stars continue the State Farm Lone Star Faceoff by hosting the Houston Aeros on Saturday, March 6th at 7:00 PM. The first 2,000 children 12 and under will receive a Texas Stars youth jersey t-shirt. Also on Saturday, fans may purchase the State Farm Family 4-Pack, which includes four tickets, four sodas and four hot dogs for $44.00. Texas plays at home against the Peoria Rivermen on Wednesday, March 10th at 7:30 PM. On Wednesday, fans who bring an HEB Brand non-perishable food item will receive $5.00 off their ticket price. All games can be heard on the Stars flagship station ESPNAustin 104.9 FM “The Horn” or ESPNAustin 1530-AM.

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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