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Texas Stars drop pair of games to San Antonio Rampage

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It wasn’t a good weekend for the Stars against their AHL rivals. 

Texas dropped a pair of games to the San Antonio Rampage, falling 4-2 at home on Friday night, before dropping a lopsided 8-2 game on the road at the AT&T Center in San Antonio on Saturday. 

The pair of losses drops the Stars to seventh in the Central Division with eight points in 12 games, seven points behind the division-leading Iowa Wild. Texas has lost five of its last six games. 

Diego Cuglietta struck first on Friday night to put the Stars up 1-0 in the second period, but the Rampage tied things up less than two minutes later. 

San Antonio scored a pair of goals early in the third to extend the lead to two, but Brad McClue’s shot that caused chaos in front of the net was eventually ruled a goal. It was his third power-play goal of the season. 

Texas goalie Landon Bow gave up four goals on 33 shots. 

There was no bounce back from the Stars on Saturday night. 

John Nyberg scored the first goal of the game to put Texas on top three minutes into the first period, but San Antonio answered back with three goals before the first-period horn sounded.

Nicholas Caamano — who was sent down to the AHL from the Dallas Stars earlier in the day — scored midway through the second period to cut the San Antonio lead in half. Again, the Rampage scored two goals in the second and three more in the third to complete the blowout. 

Texas goalie Jake Oettinger made 18 saves on 24 shots faced and allowed six goals before being pulled in the third period. Bow came on for just over 125 minutes of action and stopped five of seven shots. 

The Stars face off against the Colorado Eagles Saturday at 7 p.m. at the HEB Center before beginning a five-game road trip Monday afternoon in Manitoba. 

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