PHOTOS: Rockford IceHogs vs. Texas Stars – 03/13/2024

Rick Crossman for Inside The Rink

CEDAR PARK, Texas – Wednesday night, the Texas Stars defeated the visiting Rockford IceHogs 5-3.

Lukas Reichel put Rockford on the board first with a powerplay goal at 12:02 in the first period. Rockford would take the 1-0 lead into the second period.

In the second period, Derrick Pouliot would tie the game when he had a wrist shot from the blue line deflected by a Rockford player and bounced past goaltender Drew Commesso, making it 1-1. The Stars would return the favor when a shot from David Gust bounced off a Stars player and past goaltender Remi Poirier, making it 2-1. Mavrik Bourque would tie the game 2-2 with a slapshot from the top of the goal crease. Curtis McKenzie gave the Stars their first lead of the night with only 2 seconds left in the period when he tapped in a pass from Bourque on the powerplay.

The Stars added to their lead in the third period when Jack Becker scored on a breakaway, putting them up 4-2. Rockford cut the lead to just one when Cole Guttman tipped in a pass from Rem Pitlick, making it 4-3. Curtis McKenzie would secure the victory for the Stars with an empty net goal in the last few minutes of the game.

Check out this photo gallery from Inside The Rink’s Rick Crossman for highlights from the game.

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