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TEXAS TAKES GAME 4, BEATING CHICAGO 3-2 AND TYING THE SERIES 2-2
Stars Host Game 5 on Friday at 7:30 PM

Cedar Park, TX – The Texas Stars (6-2) defeated the Chicago Wolves (6-5) 3-2 on Wednesday night at Cedar Park Center in Game 4 of the West Division Finals. Stars defenseman Dan Jancevski broke a 2-2 with 6:17 remaining in the third period, leading Texas to victory over the Wolves. Stars center Travis Morin scored twice as Texas tied the best-of-seven series 2-2. Goalie Brent Krahn (6-2) picked up the win, stopping 21 of 23 Chicago shots. Wolves’ winger Brett Sterling scored twice in the loss. Chicago goalie Peter Mannino (6-4) stopped 20 of 23 Texas shots. Game 5 of the West Division Finals is on Friday at 7:30 PM in Cedar Park.

Texas took an early 1-0 lead when center Travis Morin scored on a breakaway after going one-on-one with Wolves goalie Peter Mannino. Morin's first goal and eighth point of the postseason came at 6:23 of the opening period. Chicago tied the game 1-1 with a power-play goal at 11:12. Defenseman Nathan Oystrick fired a shot from the blue-line and Brett Sterling redirected the puck in the Texas crease past goalie Brent Krahn. The goal was Sterling’s second of the playoffs.

After a scoreless second period, the Stars jumped ahead 2-1 as Morin scored his second goal of the game at 6:06 of the final frame. Morin found a rebound in front of the net from Greg Rallo's shot and fired a backhander past Mannino on the stickside. Defenseman Matt Stephenson also tallied an assist on the rookie's team-leading ninth point. Just 2:31 later, the Wolves tied the game 2-2. Sterling scored his second goal of the night, finishing off a centering pass from winger Anthony Stewart for his second goal of the night. With 6:17 remaining in the third period, Stars defenseman Dan Jancevski scored off a rebound in the crease, giving Texas a 3-2 victory over the Wolves.Listen to the goal call live here! Francis Wathier and Greg Rallo both notched assists on the game-winning goal.

West Division Finals Schedule (best of seven)
Game 1 - Texas 4 at Chicago 3 (OT)
Game 2 - Texas 3 at Chicago 4 (OT)
Game 3 - Chicago 5 at Texas 3
Game 4 – Chicago 2 at Texas 3 (Series tied 2-2)
Game 5 - Fri., May 7 - Chicago at Texas, 7:30 p.m.
Game 6 - Sun., May 9 - Texas at Chicago, 3:00 p.m.
Game 7 - Tues., May 11 – Texas at Chicago, 7:00 p.m. -X
X = If Necessary

The West Division Finals wrap up in Cedar Park for Game 5 on Friday, May 7th at 7:30 PM. The best-of-seven series moves to Chicago for Game 6 and a possible Game 7. Game 6 is slated for Sunday, May 9th at 3:00 PM and Game 7 is on Tuesday, May 11th at 7:00 PM.

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.

2010-11 Season ticket packages to see the Stars play in their second 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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TEXAS STARS IN THE COMMUNITY
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TEXAS STARS CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS
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Located at the intersection of New Hope Drive and Toll Road 183-A, north of Austin, Cedar Park Center is a multi-use facility, with 6,800 seats available for hockey and 8,700 for concerts and other events. Cedar Park Center has 24 suites (including four party suites) and 545 club seats and a private club lounge. A retail site of 17 acres is adjacent to the facility grounds for mixed-use development, including 91,000 square feet for retail and 91,000 square feet for commercial, developed by Hicks Cedar Park, LLC.

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Posted on 05/05/10

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