Huge 1-0 win over a very good Charlotte Checker team and former Stars goalie Dan Ellis for the Texas Stars, who appear to be coming out of their early-season slump and are now 6-6-1 overall.
Cristopher Nilstorp, the 28-year-old goalie from Sweden signed in the off-season and expected to push Richard Bachman for the backup goalie job, had 22 saves in the game and allowed just one of nine shooters to score in the shootout. Nilstorp and Jack Campbell were splitting starts at the beginning of the season, but Nilstorp has started the last three games and has a 0.65 GAA and .971 save percentage in that span. He has a current shutout streak of 153:09.
Cody Eakin, who has been the teamís best player and is expected to be a key member of the NHL Stars if the season is played, was injured when he blocked a shot. He had a protective boot on his foot after the game, reports said, and he is expected to get X-rays to see if there is a fracture.