New Additions Reilly Smith, Joe Morrow Help Texas Stars to 7-6 Win over Houston

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New Additions Reilly Smith, Joe Morrow Help Texas Stars to 7-6 Win over Houston
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HOUSTON, TX – Alex Chiasson scored the game-winning goal in overtime as the Texas Stars reclaimed first place overall in the American Hockey League with a wild 7-6 win over the Houston Aeros Tuesday night at Toyota Center. Jason Zucker gave Houston an early lead as his centering pass went off the heel of Stars captain Maxime Fortunus’ skate and into the net for a power play goal at 5:49 of the first period. Texas responded three minutes later as Justin Dowling redirected a William Wrenn shot from the point, tipping the puck down to the ice and bouncing it over the right shoulder of goaltender Matt Hackett at 8:32. Rookie defenseman Joe Morrow, making his Texas Stars debut, recorded the second assist on the goal. With their first power play of the night the Stars capitalized to grab their first lead. Travis Morin made a beautiful cross-ice pass to Matt Fraser for a one-timer into the far post at 11:34, just six seconds after the power play began. The goal was Fraser’s AHL-leading 16th power play and tied him for the league lead with 32 goals on the year.

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