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Texas Stars Eliminated in Overtime Heartbreaker

May 6, 2022 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Texas Stars News Release


Texas Stars center Riley Damiani vs. the Rockford IceHogs
Texas Stars center Riley Damiani vs. the Rockford IceHogs
(Texas Stars, Credit: Rockford IceHogs)

ROCKFORD, IL- The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars, lost a heartbreaker 1-0 in overtime to the Rockford IceHogs Friday in game two of a best-of-three first round series at BMO Harris Bank Center. The IceHogs won the series two games to none to advance to the Central Division Semifinals, ending the Stars season.

The Stars jumped all over the IceHogs in the opening period to a 16-3 shots advantage, but Arvid Soderblom stood tall for Rockford as he kept the game scoreless heading into the first break.

Both teams generated 11 shots in the middle period, but the score stayed 0-0 heading into the third. Soderblom had 27 saves through 40 minutes, while Texas goaltender Matt Murray had 15 saves in the first two periods.

Following a scoreless third period, Dylan McLaughlin fired a shot from the top of the left circle 56 seconds into overtime that beat Murray through a screen, sending Rockford to the second round.

Soderblom stopped all 36 shots and 69 of 70 in the series for the IceHogs. Murray stopped 31 of 32 Friday and 59 of 62 in the series.





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Texas Stars center Riley Damiani vs. the Rockford IceHogs
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