Saturday, January 28, 2012

Gameday Preview: Stars at Oklahoma City Barons

Texas Stars
20-19-1-2, 43 pts
#11 Western Conference
atOklahoma City Barons
28-11-2-3, 61 pts
#1 Western Conference
January 28th at 7:00 PM
Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK

In a bit of bad luck for Texas, the Stars will face their second team on a five game winning streak tonight in Oklahoma City. This second night of the back-to-back will see the Stars playing the #1 Barons for the first time in over a month.

The Barons are good, very good, but Texas is not completely out of the season series. In fact, both teams are 2-2-0-0 on the season against each other, not something you'd expect against a team that is nearly 18 points ahead in the standings.

Oklahoma City has been a fantastic team this season. They are sending three players to the AHL All-star game and could have just as easily sent both of their goaltenders and half their roster.

Overall, the Barons are a good measuring stick for Texas at this point in the season. As the Stars were crushed last night in SA, a good win against OKC could prove that the changes they have made over the past few weeks really are working and that game was a fluke.

Stars injury/call up report:
Sawada, Tousignant, Lukowich (injury)

Website: okcbarons.com
Blog (unofficial): NewsOK's Barons Hockey
Blog (unofficial): Oil Field Hockey
Twitter: @OKCBaronsHockey

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