San Diego Gulls Shoot for the Stars in AHL Hockey Playoffs
The San Diego Gulls suffered a tough 5-1 loss to the Texas Stars in Game 2 of the first round of the American Hockey League Calder Cup Playoffs, evening their series at one win apiece (1-1) at the HEB Center in Cedar Park, Texas on Saturday evening, April 23.
During the first period, with San Diego trailing by a score of 1-0, the Gulls got a goal from left wing Nick Ritchie, knotting the contest up at 1-1 as the two battling squads headed back to their respective locker rooms at halftime.
Unfortunately for San Diego, that’s as close as the Gulls would get, as Texas would tack on four unanswered goals of their own, after the final intermission, to pretty much pull away and seal the victory down the stretch.
Joining Ritchie in the San Diego statistical column was forward Ondrej Kase with one assist.
A couple of nights earlier, on Thursday, April 21, the Gulls defeated the Stars by a final score of 3-1 in Game 1, taking a 1-0 advantage in the series opener that was also played in Cedar Park.
Ritchie, center Antoine Laganiere, and center Chris Mueller each put the biscuit in the basket, while right wing Matt Bailey added one assist to fill up the stat sheet for San Diego.
Gulls goalkeeper Anton Khudobin was named the Most Valuable Player of the game for stopping 28 of the 29 shots that he faced.
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