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Texas Stars Report

The past week

The Texas Stars went 0-2-0-0 over the past week. The Stars are 20-20-1-2 on the season. They rank 13th in the Western Conference, four points out the eighth and final playoff spot.

On Friday, the Stars had a three-game winning streak snapped with a 6-2 loss at San Antonio. Angelo Esposito had one goal and one assist and Tomas Vincour also scored for Texas. Andrew Raycroft got the start in goal and gave up five goals on 20 shots in 47:22 of playing time before being pulled in the third period. Tyler Beskorowany played the final 12:38 and stopped five of six shots.

On Saturday, the Stars lost 3-1 at Oklahoma City, which outshot Texas 45-23. Francis Wathier scored the lone goal for Texas and Vincour picked up an assist. Raycroft stopped 42 of 44 shots.

The week ahead

Thursday February 2, at Houston

Saturday February 4, vs. Charlotte

Notes: Fraser at AHL All-Star Classic

*Texas Stars forward Matt Fraser suited up for the Western Conference All-Stars at the AHL All-Star Classic in Atlantic City Monday night. Fraser had one assist and then scored in the shootout his Western Conference team beat the Eastern Conference 8-7 in a shootout.

*Fraser is tied for fourth in the AHL in goal scoring with 21 in 42 games. He is tied for fifth in rookie scoring with 35 points.

*F Ray Sawada, D Brad Lukowich and F Mathieu Tousignant currently are out with injuries for Texas.

Transactions

*1/30: D Philip Larsen recalled to Dallas (NHL) from Texas (AHL)

*1/30: RW Jake Hauswirth assigned to Rio Grande (CHL) from Texas (AHL)

*1/25: D Philip Larsen assigned to Texas by Dallas (NHL)

*1/25: RW Tomas Vincour assigned to Texas by Dallas (NHL)

*1/25: LW Matt Fraser assigned to Texas by Dallas (NHL)

Idaho Steelheads

The Idaho Steelheads went 2-1-0-2 over the past week. The Steelheads are 20-19-2-3 on the season and rank sixth in the ECHL’s Western Conference.