Stars Claim Fourth-Straight Home Victory; Glennie Extends Point Streak to Five Games
Colton Sceviour scored his AHL-leading 18th goal of the season with 1:11 remaining in overtime and Cristopher Nilstorp stopped 38-of-39 shots as the Texas Stars beat the Iowa Wild 2-1 Saturday night in front of 5,080 fans at Cedar Park Center.
The Stars came out firing in the first frame outshooting the Wild 20-11 and also killed off two tripping penalties. At the ten-minute mark, Texas had outshot Iowa 16-3. However, neither team was able to find the net during the first 20 minutes.
Texas goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp made an early save in the second period splitting his pads to deny Jason Zucker the chance to give Iowa the lead. With just 35.3 seconds left in the middle frame, Stars center Scott Glennie would put the first point on the board extending his point streak to five games. Glennie took a pass from Maxime Fortunus and brought it around the back of the net to the top of the left faceoff circle before snapping a wrist shot past a screened Darcy Kuemper to take the lead.
At 10:49 of the third period, Wild center Tyler Graovac tied the game on the power play with a one-timer from the slot off a give-and-go with defenseman Brian Connelly. There were no more goals for the remainder of regulation play, sending the game into overtime.
Texas out-shot Iowa 5-1 in the extra session and with just 1:11 left in overtime Stars right wing Colton Sceviour took a centering pass Justin Dowling, slipped around a Wild defenseman and then beat Kuemper over the glove from close range to score the game-winning goal. This was Sceviour’s AHL leading 18th goal of the year and he became the second player in the league this season to reach the 30-point mark.
Cristopher Nilstorp stopped 38-of-39 shots to record his sixth win over season in goal for Texas. Iowa goaltender Darcy Kuemper finished with 44 saves on 46 shots and suffered his ninth loss of the year. The Stars out-shot the Wild 46-39 in the game and went 0-for-2 on the power play. Iowa was 1-for-4 with the man-advantage.
The Stars will return to action on Friday, December 13th as they will host the Chicago Wolves for a 7:30 p.m. faceoff at Cedar Park Center. Friday’s game is another $3 Draft Beer and $4 Robert Mondavi Private Selection Wine Night. Pro-rated full and partial 2013-14 Texas Stars Season Tickets are on sale now. For more information on Texas Stars season tickets call (512) GO-STARS (467-8277) or visit www.TexasStarsHockey.com.