RESILIENT STARS EDGE WOLVES 6-5 IN OVERTIME OF GAME 7, ADVANCE TO WESTERN CONFERENCE FINALS
TexasStarsHockey.com May 11, 2010
Rosemont, IL – The Texas Stars (8-3) defeated the Chicago Wolves (7-7) 6-5 in overtime on Tuesday night in front of 3,958 fans at the Allstate Arena in Game 7 of the West Division Finals. Right wing Jamie Benn beat Chicago goalie Drew MacIntyre 4:57 into overtime, lifting the Stars over the Wolves and into the Western Conference Finals. Texas overcame a pair of two-goal deficits and a one-goal deficit with 10:15 left in the third period to defeat the Wolves in the 15th Game 7 in AHL history to go into overtime. Defenseman Andrew Hutchinson and Maxime Fortunus each scored third-period goals to complete the Texas comeback. Fortunus finished with a goal and two assists. The Stars outshot the Wolves 24-6 in the third period and overtime combined. Forwards Travis Morin, Scott McCulloch and Aaron Gagnon also posted goals in the first Game 7 in Texas history. Stars goalie Matt Climie (1-0) made 24 stops in his first postseason win of the 2010 Calder Cup playoffs. Chicago goalie Drew MacIntyre (1-2) made 47 saves in the loss. The Stars begin the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals in Hamilton on Friday. Game 1 is schedule for Friday, May 14th at 7:30 PM (EDT).
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