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TEXAS TAKES 2-0 SERIES LEAD, TOPS ROCKFORD 3-1
Stars Head to Rockford for Game 3 on Wednesday


Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars (2-0) defeated the Rockford IceHogs (0-2) 3-1 on Saturday night in front of 6,212 fans at Cedar Park Center. The Stars now lead the best-of-seven series 2-0. Texas forwards Travis Morin and Colton Sceviour each notched two assists as the Stars took Game 2 of the West Division Semifinals. Texas defenseman Maxime Fortunus and forward Colton Sceviour each scored in the first period, and right wing Raymond Sawada added a third-period tally in the victory. Stars goalie Brent Krahn (2-0) stopped 31 of 32 Rockford shots in the win. IceHogs goalie Corey Crawford (0-2) made 31 saves in loss. Texas travels to Rockford for Game 3 on Wednesday April 21st at 7:05 PM.

Texas took at 1-0 lead 7:08 into the first period. Defenseman Maxime Fortunus picked up a rebound at the right point and blasted a shot past IceHogs goalie Corey Crawford. At 17:12 Stars center Perttu Lindgren found a loose puck in front of the Rockford net and fired a shot past Crawford, increasing the Texas lead to 2-0. Forwards Travis Morin and Colton Sceviour assisted both goals.

After a scoreless second period, Texas extended its lead to 3-0 over Rockford just 1:06 into the final frame. Winger Ray Sawada fired a shot from the right-wing circle, beating Crawford on the gloveside. Center Warren Peters set up Sawada’s second goal of the playoff season. Rockford got on the board with 5:44 remaining in the third period. Left wing Kyle Beach scored from the right-wing corner during a power play for the 3-1 final score.

West Division Semifinals Schedule (best of seven)
Game 1 - Rockford 1 at Texas 2
Game 2 – Rockford 1 at Texas 3 (Texas leads series 2-0)
Game 3 - Wed., April 21 - Texas at Rockford, 7:05 p.m.
Game 4 – Fri., April 23 - Texas at Rockford, 7:05 p.m.
Game 5 - Sat., April 24 - Texas at Rockford, 7:05 p.m. - X
Game 6 - Mon., April 26 - Rockford at Texas, 7:30 p.m. - X
Game 7 - Tues., April 27 - Rockford at Texas, 7:30 p.m. -X
X = If Necessary

The series shifts to Rockford for Games 3 and 4, as well as Game 5 if necessary. Game 3 is on Wednesday, April 21st at 7:05 PM. Game 4 will be on Friday, April 23rd at 7:05 PM. The series would return to Cedar Park Center for Games 6 and 7 if needed. All games can be heard on the Stars flagship station ESPNAustin 104.9 FM “The Horn” or ESPNAustin 1530-AM.

To purchase a Calder Cup playoff package, which offers fans the same seat for all 16 possible home games, fans may call 512-GO-STARS. To rent a suite for a home playoff game or book a group, those interested may call 512-GO-STARS. Individual tickets for playoff games at Cedar Park Center also can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, visiting any Ticketmaster outlet or the Cedar Park Center box office, or online at ticketmaster.com.

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 04/17/10

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