Offensive explosion lifts Texas Stars to win over Stockton Heat


The Texas Stars scored four goals in the third period alone as they defeated the Stockton Heat 7-2 Friday night in California.

Brent Regner scored two goals while Gavin Bayreuther, Jason Dickinson and Curtis McKenzie each had two assists in the win.

In all, six members of the Stars put the puck in the net in the offensive explosion. Nine Stars were credited with at least one assist in the game.

Just one of the seven goals scored by Texas came on a power play. They finished 1-for-5 with the advantage while Stockton went 1-for-4.

Regner got things started at 12:39 into the first period when he scored on assists from Dickinson and McKenzie.

Stockton tied the game just over three minutes later, sending the teams to the first intermission all square.

Dickinson gave Texas the lead at 13:03 into the second period and the Stars wouldn’t let the Heat tie it up again.

Denis Gurianov made it 3-1 with less than three minutes left in the middle frame.

Texas scored again early in the third period and went on to score three more times. Samuel Laberge scored at 2:30 into the period before Roope Hintz made it 5-1 on a power-play goal.

After Regner scored his second of the night midway through the final period, Stockton answered on a power play. It was too late to make a comeback, however.

Justin Dowling added another goal for good measure. It was the 300th point of his career.

Landon Bow earned the win by stopping 26 of the 28 shots he faced.



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