Saturday, February 16, 2013

Gameday Preview: Stars v. Oklahoma City Barons

Texas Stars
29-13-4-4, 66 pts
#1 Western Conference
v.Oklahoma City Barons
23-18-2-5, 53 pts
#10 Western Conference
Feburary 16th at 7:00 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX

Sticking around for another night of hockey are the Oklahoma City Barons. Last night, the Barons saw their 3-1 lead evaporate at the hands of the Stars' first line and will surely be looking to avenge such a loss.

Texas, of course, wants to avoid needing any late game theatrics on the whole. Mike Hedden commented, "[The Barons] play physically and hard and we got away from that [ourselves] in the second. We have to come hard and play the full 60."

The Stars can be expected to roll with Jack Campbell again in net, who did a fantastic job of keeping the team in last night's contest through a rough second period. Cristopher Nilstorp looks to be headed to Dallas with last night's lower body injury to Dallas starter Kari Lehtonen. Depending on how quickly Tyler Beskorowany can get into town, the Stars could potentially hold off on starting the callup chain since Dallas does not play again until Sunday.

Fellow Swede Patrick Nemeth also may not be in the lineup for Texas tomorrow. Both he and Tyler Sloan left the game in the third period and did not return. The Stars might be very lucky to have both Hubert Labrie and Gord Baldwin in town.

Stars injury/call up report:
Vincour, R. Smith, Roussel (call up)
Glennie (injured)
Nemeth, Sloan (questionable)

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

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