The Texas Stars converted four power plays to take a 6-2 win over the Tucson Roadrunners in an American Hockey League game at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park on Saturday night.
Six different Stars were able to score as Texas took its third straight win on their way to catching Tucson in the standings.
Travis Morin and Nick Ebert each scored and assisted on two goals for Texas.
The Roadrunners racked up 77 minutes in penalties to help the Stars (23-20-1-2) get rolling on the power play.
Justin Peters took the win for Texas, stopping 26 out of 28 shots.
Adin Hill was hit with the loss, not getting much help from his defense. He stopped 22 out of 28 shots.
Morin scored first for Texas midway through the opening frame. Julius Honka cashed in on a power play less than two minutes later.
Ebert notched another power play goal in the second period to put the Stars up 3-0 before Tucson (21-16-5-0) began to come back.
Goals by Christian Fischer and Eric Selleck made it 3-2 in favor of Texas by the end of the middle frame.
The Stars added two more goals via power play, by Matej Stransky and Gemel Smith, in the middle part of the third period.
With the game in control Remi Elie added the final blow to take the win on a shorthanded goal with less than eight minutes to play. The Stars lead the league in shorthanded goals with 10.
While the Stars cashed in numerous times with the man-advantage, Tucson went 0 for 4 on the power play.
Texas nexts takes on Chicago on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.