Saturday, April 6, 2013

Gameday Preview: Stars v. Hamilton Bulldogs

Texas Stars
39-18-5-6, 89 pts
#1 Western Conference
v.Hamilton Bulldogs
27-35-1-5, 60 pts
#15 Western Conference
April 6th at 7:00 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX

After a deflating loss, the Stars look to salvage the home stretch of their three-in-three weekend against Hamilton, the bottom-ranked team in the league.

The last time these two teams played, Texas scored on their own net. It was a weird game that saw one of the best teams in the league lose to the worst. Roles haven't changed much as the Bulldogs venture to Cedar Park tonight. Hamilton won last night in San Antonio but it was just their third win in their last ten games.

However, after last night's performance, Texas knows that they can't let off the gas against any team. Once you think you've won, that's the worst point in the game. Hungry opponents looking to play spoiler or fighting for their own playoff spot will pounce. That's what happened to Texas last night.

The Stars will likely trot out Cristopher Nilstorp in net. The start, if he takes it, isn't a condemnation of Campbell's effort last night. Desjardins stated on Wednesday that he would ideally like to get Nilstorp into one game coming off injury. The game against Hamilton is a perfect situation. The team will have had one game together (last night) and the competition is less than OKC. Also, it's a home start, which always helps.

Stars injury/call up report:
Fraser, Chiasson (call up)

Website: hamiltonbulldogs.com
Twitter: @dogsplaybyplay

1 comment:

  1. (a very sad Team Mom)April 6, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    If they lose to Hamilton again, send them ALL to Idaho and start over! Hopefully, the new and borderline guys who played last realized that Idaho is in their future if they don't shape up.

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