Thursday, December 31, 2009

Gameday Preview: Stars at Manitoba Moose

Texas Stars
20-10-2-3, 45 pts
#3 Western Conf.
atManitoba Moose
19-14-4-0, 42 pts
#4 Western Conf.
December 31st at 4:00 PM
MTS Centre, Winnipeg, MB

Texas and Manitoba meet for the third and fourth times this week to close out their season series. Texas took both games of a very raucous series at home 4-0 and 3-1 earlier in the season. After the 4-0 shutout of the Moose, the second game was a penalty filled affair, racking up 58 penalty minutes between the two teams. Two of the big minute getters, Funk and McCue, are both injured for the Moose.

However, the current trajectories of the two teams are a little bit different. What's most notable is that the Stars have dropped six of their last eight games while the Moose have won six of their last eight. Additionally, the Stars goaltender who allowed 1 goal in 2 games previously, Brent Krahn, is not suiting up for the Stars today. We will see if Climie or Ford is between the pipes for the Stars today.

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