Texas Stars Report: Feb. 5

The Texas Stars won their only game over the past week, defeating the Houston Aeros, 2-1, in Houston. The Stars, who are riding a six-game points streak (5-0-1-0), are 27-12-4-2 on the season and are in first place in the Western Conference. The Stars have points in 11 of their last 12 games (10-1-1-0) and are tied with Springfield for most points in the American Hockey League (60). Their .667 points percentage is third best in the league.

Friday February 1, Texas at Houston: Stars 2, Aeros 1

The Stars ran their road winning streak to four games with a 2-1 victory at Houston Friday night. Matt Fraser and Tyler Sloan scored third period goals as the Stars rallied from a 1-0 deficit after two periods. Sloan’s goal with 7:41 left was the game-winner.

Reilly Smith had two assists in the game. Jack Campbell stopped 17 of 18 shots for his eighth win of the season.

Notes

*With a goal and an assist last week, Stars forward Matt Fraser ran his points streak to ten games, currently the longest in the league. Fraser has 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) during the streak.

*Fraser has 21 goals in 45 games this season, and is currently tied for second in the AHL in goal scoring.

*Ten of Fraser’s goals have come on the power play, and he leads the AHL in power play goals.

*Over his last five starts, goaltender Jack Campbell is 4-1-0 with a 2.01 goals against average, .934 save percentage and one shutout. For the season, Campbell is 8-5-2 with a 2.84 goals against average and .902 save percentage.

*D Jamie Oleksiak was named the AHL’s Rookie of the Month for January. Oleksiak, who is currently with Dallas, had 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) and a plus-11 rating in 11 games with Texas in January.

Week ahead

Tuesday February 5, Rockford at Texas, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday February 9, Texas at Hamilton, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday February 10, Texas at Toronto, 2:00 p.m.

Injuries

*F Francis Wathier returned after missing 14 games.

*C Travis Morin has missed the last 9 games.

*RW Scott Glennie has missed the last 7 games.

Transactions

*2/4: G Cristopher Nilstorp assigned to Texas from Dallas

*2/4: D Jordie Benn assigned to Texas from Dallas

*2/2: F Reilly Smith recalled by Dallas

*1/30: C Antoine Roussel recalled by Dallas

*1/30: D Jamie Oleksiak recalled by Dallas

*1/30: LW Austin Fyten signed to PTO

*1/30: G Tyler Beskorowany assigned to Texas from Idaho

*1/29: RW Colton Sceviour assigned to Texas from Dallas

Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads, Dallas’ ECHL affiliate, went 1-1-0-0 over the past week. The Steelheads are 28-12-1-4, ranking second in the ECHL’s Mountain Division and third in the Western Conference.

Texas Stars Statistics

*Indicates player under contract to Texas Stars. x-Indicates not currently on roster

No. PLAYER POS GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SH SOG S%
25 Matt Fraser LW 45 21 10 31 13 22 10 0 130 16.2
28 x-Reilly Smith LW 38 11 16 27 5 18 3 1 78 14.1
7 Colton Sceviour RW 33 11 14 25 12 4 2 2 97 11.3
20 x-Cody Eakin C 35 12 12 24 8 14 4 2 88 13.6
29  Alex-Chiasson RW 41 11 12 23 3 33 3 0 85 12.9
6 x-Jamie Oleksiak D 43 3 20 23 12 21 0 0 58 5.2
27 x-Antoine Roussel C 41 8 11 19 5 103 3 1 57 14.0
17 x-Tomas Vincour RW 39 7 12 19 4 8 0 1 85 8.2
23 Travis Morin C 35 4 15 19 5 10 2 0 73 5.5
8 Jordie Benn D 34 7 10 17 4 27 5 0 84 8.3
18 Maxime Fortunus D 45 5 12 17 -4 10 3 0 69 7.2
19 Toby Petersen C 44 5 10 15 -10 0 0 0 75 6.7
4 x-Brenden Dillon D 37 3 11 14 -1 45 0 0 72 4.2
26 Mike Hedden* LW 31 2 10 12 1 20 1 0 39 5.1
12 Patrik Nemeth D 41 0 11 11 13 32 0 0 41 0.0
38 Francis Wathier C 31 0 9 9 -4 50 0 0 41 0.0
22 x-Cam Barker* D 23 3 5 8 -5 24 1 0 66 4.5
10 Justin Dowling* C 9 5 2 7 2 2 2 0 17 29.4
5 Tyler Sloan D 24 2 5 7 6 25 0 0 13 15.4
15 Scott Glennie C 19 2 3 5 3 6 0 0 12 16.7
13 Taylor Vause* C 26 2 3 5 -9 2 0 0 19 10.5
34 Luke Gazdic LW 38 1 4 5 -6 57 0 0 37 2.7
9  Austin Smith RW 12 2 1 3 2 6 0 0 24 8.3
24 x-Jace Coyle D 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0
3 Gord Baldwin* D 11 0 1 1 -2 18 0 0 10 0.0
41 Cristopher Nilstorp G 28 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
11 x-Bretton Cameron* RW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0
16  Austin Fyten* LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
31 x-Richard Bachman G 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
16 x-Joey Martin* LW 4 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0.0
22 Carl Sneep D 3 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 3 0.0
40 Mathieu Tousignant C 7 0 0 0 -1 8 0 0 7 0.0
14 Hubert Labrie D 11 0 0 0 -1 17 0 0 8 0.0
1 Jack Campbell G 19 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
No. GOALIE GP MINS W L SOL SO GA GAA SA SVS SV%
41 Cristopher Nilstorp 28 1551:53 16 10 0 4 55 2.13 653 598 0.916
31 x-Richard Bachman 4 243:46 3 1 0 0 10 2.46 119 109 0.916
1  Jack Campbell 19 929:05 8 5 2 1 44 2.84 448 404 0.902

Idaho Steelheads Statistics

Stats of Dallas players in Idaho

No. PLAYER POS GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG S%
27 x-Austin Smith F 23 19 11 30 +17 13 1 1 94 20.2
81 Tristan King F 30 14 13 27 +7 26 5 0 77 18.2
88 x-Mathieu Tousignant F 28 4 15 19 +5 77 1 0 62 6.5
5 Jace Coyle D 21 2 13 15 +6 20 1 0 42 4.8
55 x-Hubert Labrie D 22 2 3 5 +10 46 1 0 21 9.5
No. GOALIE GP MINS W L SOL SO GA GAA SA SVS SV%
35 x-Tyler Beskorowany 23 1399 13 7 3 1 64 2.74 741 677 .914

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