The Texas Stars had a very weird week of hockey on the road and at home. Let me go into detail of why that is. It all began last Sunday when the Texas Stars went to a shootout against the Chicago Wolves and won the game. Mavrik Bourque scored with three-tenths of a second left in the game to force overtime.
Now, let’s fast forward to yesterday’s game against the Manitoba Moose where the Stars scored at the end of the second period. The referees reviewed the goal to make sure it was good and if you saw the replay, you can see there were milliseconds left on the clock when it crossed the line.
Texas Stars Head Coach Neil Graham was livid after the review and rightfully so. However, the reversed goal really didn’t affect the outcome of the game because the Stars played terribly in the 3rd period. They would eventually lose in overtime 6-5 to bring their record this week to 1-2. Hopefully, they can rebound against the Iowa Wild next weekend.
Texas Stars Down on the Farm: Logan Stankoven and Mavrik Bourque have a bad game
Logan Stankoven and Mavrik Bourque might have had their first bad professional game last night. It’s kind of weird considering they have been on a hot steak during the first couple weeks of the season. According to 100 Degree Hockey, Stankoven finished with a -4 and Bourque finished with a -5. Everyone will have a night off here and there but last night was just a brutal game for both players. I know both will turn it around as both players want to be on the NHL roster soon.
Texas Stars Down on the Farm: Lian Bichsel returned to the lineup
Lian Bichsel returned to the Texas Stars starting lineup after serving his three-game suspension. If you remember last week’s Down on the Farm article, Bichsel left the penalty box to say some words to one of the opposing players skating to the penalty box. Hopefully, he learned his lesson during the week off to reflect on his actions. He has a good shot of being the first defenseman called up if there is an injury to a Dallas Stars defenseman.
Texas Stars Down on the Farm: Texas Stars’ upcoming schedule
The Texas Stars have a very weird schedule this week. They are basically off the entire week until they hit the road to take on the Iowa Wild next Saturday and Sunday. That doesn’t mean the prospects will have the entire week off. They will more than likely be at practice working on stuff that the coaching staff wants to improve moving forward.