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The Adirondack Flames need every win they can get in the hunt for the playoffs. So Wednesday’s 7-4 loss to Texas was not how they wanted to start the road trip.

The Flames scored first and took a lead into the first intermission, but it didn’t last long. Texas scored two goals in 20 seconds and three in about three minutes in the second period. The Flames couldn’t recover after that.

Bill Arnold scored first for the Flames, nine minutes into the game, but Travis Morin responded two minutes later for the Stars. Max Reinhart’s shorthanded goal late in the first period gave the Flames’ their last lead.

Garnet Hathaway scored late in the second and Emile Poirier did so late in the third to round our the Flames’ scoring.

Brad Thiessen allowed six goals on 32 shots before being replaced by Doug Carr early in the third period. Carr stopped the three shots he saw.

Adirondack travels to San Antonio to take on the Rampage on Thursday night. San Antonio has won nine of its last 10 games and is two points out of first in the Western Conference. The Rampage will be without defenseman Shane O’Brien, who has been suspended for a check to the head.

With the loss, the Flames sink to 12th in the conference, five points out of the playoffs.

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