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TEXAS STARS WIN OT THRILLER 5-4 IN HOME OPENER
Stars Host Peoria This Sunday


Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars (2-0-0-0, 4 points) defeated the San Antonio Rampage (1-2-1-0, 3 points) 5-4 in overtime in front of 6,302 fans on Saturday night at Cedar Park Center. Stars left wing Scott McCulloch scored twice, including the overtime game-winning goal at 3:50 of the extra frame. Forwards Aaron Gagnon, Francis Wathier and Ondrej Roman each scored in the third period to erase separate deficits. Texas goalie Brent Krahn (2-0-0) stopped 26 San Antonio shots for the win. Rampage forward Alexandre Picard scored twice in the defeat. Texas will host Peoria at 5:00 pm on Sunday.

San Antonio scored early in the first period with a power-play goal from Alexandre Picard at 3:13. The Stars responded at 8:51 with a two-on-one goal by Scott McCulloch. Center Travis Morin and right wing Tomas Vincour both added assists on the goal. San Antonio regained a 2-1 lead, scoring their second power-play goal of the night with a redirect from Viktor Tikhonov at 14:27.

The Rampage extended its lead to 3-1 early in the second period with a goal from Mathieu Beaudoin at 1:05. The former Star was set up by Brett MacLean and Mikkel Boedker. San Antonio carried a 3-1 lead into the third period.

Texas began its comeback in the third period with a power-play goal at 4:22. Left wing Francis Wathier scored a goal with the extra-man advantage to trim the San Antonio lead to 3-2. The Stars struck again just 3:12 later with another power-play goal. Aaron Gagnon poked in a rebound at 7:34 to tie the game 3-3. San Antonio came back to take a 4-3 lead at 12:19 on Alexandre Picard’s second goal of the night. Texas scored again at 11:20 with a goal from left wing Ondrej Roman, tying the game 4-4 and forcing the eventual overtime.

In the extra session, Stars forward Scott McCulloch jammed in a rebound on the power play. Center Travis Morin and defenseman Dan Spang set up the game-winning goal at 3:50 of overtime for the 5-4 final.

Texas will host Peoria on Sunday, October 17th at 5:00 pm. The Stars will continue a five-game home stand next Friday with the Lake Erie Monsters on October 22nd at 7:30 pm. Every Friday, fans may purchase $3.00 domestic 12 oz drafts, $2.00 regular sodas and $1.00 hot dogs.

Individual tickets for all games are on sale now. Tickets are available online at www.TexasStarsHockey.com or by calling 512.GO.STARS (467.8277). Season ticket packages to see the Stars play in their second season at the Cedar Park Center 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.


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Posted on 10/16/10

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