ST. JOHNS, N.L. -- Travis Morin made sure the Texas Stars Game 3 finish was just as good as their start. Morin scored in overtime as the Stars held off the St. Johns IceCaps 2-1 on Wednesday to take a 2-1 series lead in the American Hockey Leagues Calder Cup final. Morin tipped home a point shot from Brendan Ranford while stationed on the doorstep 7:20 into OT, but Stars coach Willie Desjardins credited his teams start in the win. "We had a really good first two periods, probably the best two weve played," he said. "The (IceCaps) showed they are resilient and came back, and overtime could have gone either way. Both teams are resilient." A low-scoring affair suits the IceCaps game plan perfectly, according to St. Johns coach Keith McCambridge, although he wasnt content with how his team started. "Thats our type of game, keeping it close like that and not giving up a lot of chances. It took us probably two periods to get our feet underneath us and to get our speed up and get our feet moving," said McCambridge. "(I thought) we did that in the third period, we were able to create some chances and get in the game. I liked our third, but was only OK with our first or second. As the game wore on, we realized we have to have our speed at a higher level." Brett Ritchie also scored for the Stars, while Kael Mouillierat had the lone goal for St. Johns. A scoreless first period extended into the second when IceCaps goaltender Michael Hutchinson made a spectacular save at 10:53. Hutchinson sprawled out for a high-glove save on a one-timer by Morin, who wired a slapshot from the left face-off dot. The Stars opened the scoring when Ritchie tapped in a rebound five-hole while stationed in front of the net 15:54 into the second period. Hutchinson made the first save, but the puck bounced right onto the stick of Ritchie. The IceCaps levelled the game with 8:16 left in the third. Mouillierat tipped home a Zach Redmond point shot into the high corner of the Stars net. Just 3:05 into overtime the IceCaps thought they had a goal after jarring the puck loose from Stars goalie Cristopher Nilstorp, but the referee had blown his whistle thinking the puck was covered. Nilstorp finished with 31 saves, while Hutchinson stopped 34 shots. Desjardins praised both goalies for their play. "I liked (Nilstorp) all night long, I thought he played pretty good," said Desjardins. "I think (Hutchinson) has been good all series. Hes a good goaltender. He (has saved) anything he can get a good look at." Game 4 is Monday in St. Johns. While not ideal, McCambridge said losing Game 3 isnt a "morale blow" for the IceCaps. "Its just one game, a lost game. You cant expect to win every single game. We have a really good character group. We realize we didnt play our best for two periods. Well get back to the rink tomorrow and get back to where we need to be for Game 4 ... We wouldnt expect anything but a long series here. Playoffs arent decided in one game." Andre Roberson Thunder Jersey . His stated reason for abruptly resigning as head coach of Canadas Olympic womens hockey team was he felt there were doubts about his ability to coach the team to Olympic gold in February. Abdel Nader Jersey . -- Chris Tillman paid no attention to the Baltimore bullpen as it started to stir in the ninth inning. https://www.thunderrookiesshop.com/Russe...Edition-Jersey/. 5 Trade Deadline is drawing closer and teams will be deciding on whether to buy or sell. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Thunder Jersey . - The Washington Redskins have signed free agent offensive lineman Mike McGlynn. Detlef Schrempf Thunder Jersey . After deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the league would consider pulling out of Sochi if something "significant" happens before players arrive, those set to participate are trying not to worry about that scenario.TURIN, Italy -- Juventus and Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo is expected to be sidelined until the new year with damaged knee ligaments. Pirlo limped out of Sundays 1-0 win over Udinese after just 13 minutes. Juventus says Pirlo underwent tests on Monday which revealed he has "a second-degree lesion to the collateral medial ligament in his right knee." The club has not reveealed how long Pirlo will be out for, but an injury of this type normally takes at least a month to recover from.dddddddddddd Juventus plays Bologna, Sassuolo and Atalanta in the Italian league before the winter break and also has a crucial final Champions League group match at Galatasaray. Pirlo has been instrumental in Juventus winning the past two Serie A titles. ' ' '