CEDAR PARK, Texas -- The Chicago Wolves were unable to complete the opening-weekend sweep as they fell to the Texas Stars 4-1 on Saturday night at Cedar Park Center.
The Wolves (1-1-0-0) got their only goal from defenseman Jani Hakanpaa in the second period, but it was not enough to escape the 3-goal lead Texas had built.
The Stars (1-0-0-0) got a big game from center Travis Morin, who registered 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists). Goaltender Jack Campbell finished with 18 saves for the win.
Forward Colton Sceviour opened scoring 10 minutes into the game for Texas, receiving a pass from Morin for a tap-in past Wolves goaltender Matt Climie (0-1-0), who made 34 saves.
The Stars struck again early in the second period as they capitalized on a power play five minutes in. Defenseman Maxime Fortunus ripped a shot from the point that beat a heavily screened Climie. Texas padded its lead 10 minutes later when Morin broke out on a 2-on-1 and scored top-shelf.
Hakanpaa scored his first goal of the season at the end of the second period. Center Corey Locke found the puck on the boards and threw it toward the net, where Hakanpaa deflected it past Campbell. Locke has a goal and an assist through two games in his first season with Chicago.
Morin brought the Stars' lead back to 3 goals in the third period, wrapping around from behind the net to catch his own rebound and place a perfect shot over Climie's shoulder.
The Wolves host San Antonio in their 20th home opener at 7 p.m. next Saturday at the Allstate Arena.