Texas Stars wrap up road trip with 2-1 OT victory

The Texas Stars are heading back to Cedar Park with 10 of a possible 12 points after wrapping up their six-game road trip with a 2-1 overtime victory in Milwaukee Wednesday night.

Cody Eakin’s power play goal with 6:25 remaining tied the game, and Colton Sceviour won it 1:56 into the extra period for the Stars, who went 5-1-0-0 on the trip.

Goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp turned in another solid performance, stopping 24 of 25 shots to win for the sixth time in his last eight decisions.

The Stars (11-8-1-1) have won eight of their last eleven games (8-2-1-0) and are only two points out of first place in the AHL’s South Division.

The Stars won five of six during the trip despite giving up the first goal in each game. They overcame a 3-0 deficit in one game and a 2-0 hole in another. On Wednesday, it was just a 1-0 deficit but still it was another comeback.

The Stars outshot the Admirals 7-5 in the period and had one full power play and another that carried over into the second period.

The Stars didn’t cash in on that second power play chance and a short time later Milwaukee took a 1-0 lead. After a Milwaukee shot deflected off Nilstorp’s glove, Admirals forward Austin Watson scored on the rebound at the 2:17 mark of the second.

The Stars drew even with 6:25 left in regulation, cashing in on their third power play of the night when Eakin scored from the slot.

In overtime, Sceviour knocked home the rebound of a Tomas Vincour shot past Admirals goaltender Jeremy Smith.

Notes

*In his last nine appearances, Stars goaltender Cristopher Nilstorp has posted a 6-2-0 record, 1.84 goals against average and a .933 save percentage.

*Colton Sceviour leads Texas with three game-winning goals this season.

*Cody Eakin snapped a nine-game goal scoring drought with his tally in Wednesday’s game.

*The Stars were 1-3 on the power play and are 11-50 (22.0 percent) over their last 12 games.

*The Stars were 3-3 on the penalty kill and are 51-58 (87.9 percent) over their last 12 games.

*Texas has scored the first goal in only four of its 21 games this season.

Texas lineup

R. Smith-Eakin-Chiasson
Fraser-Morin-Sceviour
Roussel-Glennie-Vincour
Wathier-Petersen-Vause

Benn-Oleksiak
Barker-Fortunus
Nemeth-Dillon

Nilstorp (starter)
Campbell (backup)

Scratches: Gazdic, Sloan, Hedden

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