TEXAS SHUTS OUT IOWA 4-0Nov 4, 2023
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Texas Stars shut out the Iowa Wild by a 4-0 score at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday evening as Matt Murray stopped all 30 Iowa shots.
Texas outshot Iowa 11-6 in a scoreless first period.
Curtis McKenzie broke the deadlock at 1:33 of the second period when his shot from the right circle deflected off a Wild defender and floated over the shoulder of Zane McIntyre (30 saves).
Mavrik Bourque put Texas up 2-0 just 2:53 later when he finished a pass from McKenzie along the ice on a 3-on-1.
McIntyre became Iowa’s franchise leader in saves with his 21st save of the game late in the second period.
The Stars maintained the two-goal lead and a 24-15 shot advantage through 40 minutes.
Matej Blumel provided Texas with an insurance goal with 7:32 to play. After Antonio Stranges found Blumel in the right circle with a cross-ice pass, Blumel squeezed a shot between McIntyre and the near post.
Logan Stankoven capped the scoring at 17:27 of the third with a backdoor tap in off a pass from Blumel.
The Stars outshot the Wild 34-30. Iowa went 0-for-4 on the man advantage and held Texas scoreless on two power play opportunities.
Iowa and Texas square off again on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena.
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