The Texas Stars picked up five of a possible six points this week, going 2-0-0-1. The Stars are 30-13-4-4 and lead the American Hockey League with 68 points. The Stars’ .667 points percentage is second best in the league. Texas has picked up points in 17 of the last 19 games (14-2-1-2).
Tuesday February 12, Houston at Texas: Aeros 2, Stars 1 (SO)
The Stars opened a three-game homestand with a 2-1 shootout loss to Houston on Wednesday despite outshooting the Aeros 37-16. Patrik Nemeth scored the lone regulation goal for Texas, his first AHL goal. Cristopher Nilstorp made 15 saves. In the shootout, Houston scored on three of four shots, while Alex Chiasson scored the only goal on four attempts for Texas.
Friday February 15, Oklahoma City at Texas: Stars 4, Barons 3 (SO)
It was another shootout for the Texas Stars Friday night, and this time they came out on top, defeating Oklahoma City 4-3. Jack Campbell stopped nine of ten in the shootout and Alex Chiasson and Jamie Oleksiak scored for Texas in the skills competition. Oleksiak notched the winner in the tenth round.
Campbell stopped 28 of 31 shots in regulation. Mike Hedden scored twice in regulation for Texas and Justin Dowling also scored.
Saturday February 16, Oklahoma City at Texas: Stars 4, Barons 0
Campbell stopped 20 shots for his second shutout of the season and the third of his AHL career as the Stars defeated Oklahoma City, 4-0, before a sellout crowd of 6,863 at Cedar Park Center. Matt Fraser scored two power play goals for Texas. Dowling and Bretton Cameron also tallied.
Campbell on a nice run
Texas goaltender Jack Campbell has been on a nice run lately. Over his last nine appearances, Campbell has posted a 6-2-1 record, 1.66 goals against average, .940 save percentage and two shutouts.
“I am just real confident in my game right now, the last 10-12 games,” Campbell told reporters after his 20-save shutout Saturday against Oklahoma City. “I am trying to build off each one, and help the team as much as I can.”
So far in February, Campbell is 3-1-1 with a 1.12 goals against average, .949 save percentage and one shutout.
For the season, Campbell is 10-6-3 with a 2.53 goals against average and .909 save percentage.
*Texas has points in ten straight home games (8-0-0-2).
*Texas is 21-21 on the penalty kill over the last five games.
*Texas, which scored four power play goals over the last two games, ranks second in the AHL on the power play at 21.7 percent.
*Matt Fraser, who was called up to Dallas on Monday, is tied for fourth in the AHL with 24 goals.
*Fraser leads the AHL with 13 power play goals.
Wednesday February 20, Texas at Rochester, 6:05 p.m.
Friday February 22, Texas at Lake Erie, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday February 23, Texas at Lake Erie, 6:30 p.m.
*RW Alex Chiasson and C Travis Morin both left the last game with undisclosed injuries. Their status is not known.
*D Patrik Nemeth and D Tyler Sloan missed the last game.
*F Scott Glennie (finger) has missed the last 13 games.
2/18: D Jordie Benn recalled to Dallas from Texas
2/18: LW Matt Fraser recalled to Dallas from Texas
2/18: RW Tomas Vincour assigned to Texas from Dallas
2/18: C Tom Wandell assigned to Texas from Dallas for conditioning
2/18: D Jace Coyle assigned to Texas from Idaho (ECHL)
2/16: G Cristopher Nilstorp recalled to Dallas from Texas
2/16: G Tyler Beskorowany assigned to Texas from Idaho (ECHL)
2/15: RW Taylor Vause signed to standard player contract
2/14: D Jamie Oleksiak assigned to Texas from Dallas
The Idaho Steelheads, Dallas’ ECHL affiliate, went 3-2-0-0 over the past week and clinched a playoff berth with their win Sunday over the Ontario Reign. The Steelheads are 34-15-1-4 on the season, ranking second in the Mountain Division and third in the Western Conference.
Texas Stars Statistics
*Indicates player under contract to Texas Stars. x-Indicates not currently on roster
Idaho Steelheads Statistics
Stats of Dallas players in Idaho