Perttu Lindgren’s Power Play Goal Helps Stars Defeat Hamilton 5-4

Stars Win 5-4 On Grahams’s OT Blast
Hundred Degree Hockey May 19, 2010

Ethan Graham had yet to score a Calder Cup playoff goal in his entire career. In fact, Graham had only suited up for four playoffs games for the Stars before tonight. “It’s probably my biggest [career goal]. I think I had an overtime winner in bantam, so… bigger than that!” said the unlikely hero Graham.

Hamilton got a lot of bad angle shots in past Texas tonight. Texas countered with a lot of gritty goals from within 4 feet of the net. Hamilton scored first in this one, putting one in from a sharp angle with Matt Climie out too far to stop it. Texas answered with a baseball swing shot from Perttu Lindgren that beat Sanford glove-side high on the power play. Texas went to the first intermission tied at 1 with the shots advantage at 12-10.

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