Monday, April 19, 2010

Texas Stars Report on Defending Big D: Holding Serve in the Playoffs

The Texas Stars are two games into the franchise's first ever playoff series. They've shutdown the Rockford IceHogs (Chicago Blackhawks) at home thanks to strong performances from Jamie Benn on Friday and Brent Krahn on Friday and Saturday. As you've all been seeing the short updates that I've been posting here as the games complete, I won't need to go into too much detail on the games.

Texas now takes the series on the road for the team's first ever away playoff game. The Stars have yet to allow a goal in the first or second period in the playoffs and have not given up more than one in either game, winning 2-1 and 3-1 on Friday and Saturday respectively. Brent Krahn has had a sparkling performance so far despite these two games being only his 2nd and 3rd AHL playoff starts ever. His previous lone start came with the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights. For the record, Ak-Sar-Ben is Nebraska backwards, and it's sort of a thing in Omaha.

Below the fold here, we'll take a second look at the games from this week and preview next week's. Also, there's been an update on the Texas Stars franchise status and possible future in Austin that we'll discuss. Finally, we'll finish up with a look ahead to this week's Games 3, 4 and maybe 5, with the IceHogs in Rockford.

Texas Stars Report: Holding Serve in the Playoffs

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