As they play: Stars vs. Rampage, 9/29/13

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Third period

0:00 Texas wins 3-0, game over. Montgomery added an empty netter.

2:47 Texas on the penalty kill, looks like we’ll have 6-on-4 hockey with Houser headed to the bench soon.

5:06 Texas takes a time out.

8:21 Great save by Nagle with the paddle of his stick, keeps this a 2-0 game.

11:22 Cameron Gaunce fights with Jonathan Racine, this fight wasn’t nearly as exciting.

11:51 Montgomery with his second fight of the night. This time he thoroughly beats Trocheck, fight started after two big hits.

12:21 Some shoving after the whistle and we are headed to our 1st media timeout of the third period.

15:36 Texas makes it 2-0 on a goal by Justin Mercier. Jyrki Jokipakka with the initial shot, not sure how that snuck through.

Second period

0:00 Texas leads 1-0, San Antonio outshooting Texas 18-15.

0:22 Texas just had a 3-on-1 break, but Brendan Ranford’s shot was turned away by the left pad.

1:32 Texas kills the penalty, nice job by Nagle during the kill. Looked good sliding across during a couple chances.

3:32 Texas heads to the penalty kill. Taylor Peters in the box.

4:05 Another penalty kill by San Antonio.

5:22 Pat Nagle with a nice breakaway save on Logan Shaw. Now both goalies have had to make shorthanded breakaway stops.

6:05 Texas back on the power play.

6:33 Not sure how it didn’t go in, but nice job by Nagle and the Stars defense to clear a puck out of the crease.

8:43 San Antonio kills the penalty. Texas power play really hasn’t clicked tonight.

10:43 Another power play for Texas coming. Phillipe Coronet in the box for San Antonio for delay of game.

11:25 Pat Nagle coming in for Texas. Josh Robinson stopped all 9 shots he faced.

11:25 First media timeout of the period. Shots are 3-2 in favor of Texas this period.

13:29 Austin Smith gives Texas a 1-0 lead, poking home a rebound that Houser lost track of.

14:29 Back to 5-on-5 hockey, just before penalties ended Greg Zanon crushed Taylor Vause near center ice.

16:29 Make that a 4-on-4, Matej Stransky heads to the box for hooking.

16:32 Texas will get the first power play of the period, John Lee in the box for San Antonio.

17:00 Nifty move by Just Mercier to knock a puck out of mid air and fire a shot high.

First period

0:00 Period over. Still tied 0-0, shots 8-6 in favor of San Antonio.

0:46.4 Even strength hockey.

1:45 Nice save on Austin Smith by Michael Houser. Smith snuck over to the right post and was robbed with the right pad.

2:43 Texas gets a 4-on-3 power play for 43 seconds. Mike Mottau headed to the box.

4:00 Montgomery showing a bit off toughness again. Headed to the box for roughing along with San Antonio’s Tony Turgeon. 4-on-4 hockey for two minutes.

4:45 Media timeout. Shots on the board say 5-5, but I don’t think that’s accurate.

10:35 Brock Montgomery drops the gloves with Zach Miskovic. Montgomery gets the win in my book by scoring the takedown.

12:33 Spencer Bennet ended up in the Rampage net, knocking it off its moorings. First media timeout.

15:11 San Antonio kills the power play, not too many chances for Texas.

15:17 Josh Robinson makes a nice save with the left pad on a short-handed breakaway by Vincent Trocheck.

17:11 Texas gets the first power play of the game. Jared Gomes headed to the box for tripping.

20:00 The line of Brendan Ranford, Austin Smith and Matej Stransky starting for Texas. Cameron Gaunce and Ryan Button on defense, while Josh Robinson is starting in net.

Pre-game

The Texas Stars host the San Antonio Rampage tonight at the Cedar Park Center. It’s the second and final pre-season game for each team, both teams won their first pre-season tilt against the Oklahoma City Barons (Texas in overtime, San Antonio in a shootout).

Texas received some enforcements over the weekend from Dallas. Eleven players are available tonight that weren’t on the roster Friday.

Josh Robinson is the first goalie on the ice, meaning he’ll get the start in net.

Texas is debuting the new away green jerseys tonight.

The Stars lines in warmups:
Brendan Ranford-Matej Stransky-Austin Smith
Taylor Peters-Antony Nigro-Brock Montgomery
Spencer Bennet-Toby Petersen-William Rapuzzi
Curtis McKenzie-Taylor Vause-Justin Mercier

Cameron Gaunce-Ryan Button
Etienne Boutet-Hubert Labrie
William Wrenn-Jyrki Jokipakka

Josh Robinson
Pat Nagle

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