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Hershey Ties Series with 4-2 Win over Texas

June 9, 2010 - American Hockey League (AHL)
Texas Stars News Release

Cedar Park, TX - The Texas Stars (14-8) were defeated by the Hershey Bears (14-5) 4-2 on Wednesday night in front of a capacity crowd of 7,032 fans at Cedar Park Center in Game 4 of the Calder Cup Finals. Hershey defenseman John Carlson scored the game-winning goal with 2:08 left in the third period, lifting the Bears over the Stars. Hershey forwards Keith Aucoin, Jay Beagle and Alexandre Giroux each scored a goal, as they tied the best-of-seven series 2-2. Hershey goalie Michal Neuvirth (12-4) made 26 saves in the win, while Texas goalie Matt Climie (7-5) stopped 25 of 28 Bears shots. Stars centers Greg Rallo and Perttu Lindgren each notched a goal, and forward Travis Morin added two assists in the defeat at home. Texas will host Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals on Friday night at 7:30 PM at Cedar Park Center.

Hershey opened the scoring with a power-play goal at 5:17 of the first period. Forward Keith Aucoin received a pass from Alexandre Giroux, and slipped a shot from the corner past Stars goalie Matt Climie. Andrew Gordon also recorded an assist on Aucoin's second goal of the postseason. Texas countered with 2:27 remaining in the period, tying the game 1-1. Center Greg Rallo ripped a slapshot from the high slot, beating Bears goalie Michal Neuvirth on the gloveside. Defenseman Dan Jancevski and forward Travis Morin set up Rallo's third goal of the playoffs.

At 10:47 of the second period, the Stars went ahead 2-1 with a power-play goal from center Perttu Lindgren. Defenseman Garrett Stafford faked a shot at the blueline and sent a cross-ice pass to Lindgren, who carried the puck to the top of the left-wing circle and fired a shot to the net. Morin also notched an assist on Lindgren's seventh goal of the postseason. The Bears tied the game 2-2 after forward Jay Beagle capitalized off a turnover in the Texas zone, sending a shot past Climie on the gloveside. Mathieu Perrault and defenseman Patrick McNeill assisted Beagle's second goal of the playoffs, which came at 13:45 of the middle frame.

The game remained tied 2-2 until defenseman John Carlson scored a power-play goal for Hershey in the third period, giving the Bears a 3-2 lead. Carlson's first goal of the postseason was scored from the slot with 2:08 left on the clock. Keith Aucoin and winger Chris Bourque set up the eventual game winner. Giroux added an empty-net goal with 27 seconds remaining, lifting the Bears to a 4-2 victory over the Stars.

Calder Cup Finals Schedule (best of seven):

Game 1 - Texas 2 at Hershey 1

Game 2 - Texas 4 at Hershey 3

Game 3 - Hershey 6 at Texas 3

Game 4 - Hershey 4 at Texas 2 (series tied 2-2)

Game 5 - Fri., June 11 - Hershey at Texas, 7:30 pm

Game 6 - Mon., June 14 - Texas at Hershey, 6:00 pm

*Game 7 - Wed., June 16 - Texas at Hershey, 6:00 pm

*if necessary... All times Central

Tickets are going fast for the Calder Cup Finals at Cedar Park Center. The Stars expect a capacity crowd for the Friday night's game; for pricing and availability, fans 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

The Texas Stars are asking fans to wear WHITE to Cedar Park Center for every home game of the 2010 Calder Cup Finals. For Game 5, the first, 5,000 fans will receive a pair of Texas Stars Thundersticks. Cedar Park Center will provide $2.00 domestic drafts and $1.00 hot dogs.

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