Saturday, November 9, 2013

Gameday Preview: Stars v. Milwaukee Admirals

Texas Stars
7-4-2-0, 16 pts
#5 Western Conference
v.Milwaukee Admirals
6-1-2-0, 14 pts
#6 Western Conference
November 9th at 7:00 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX

Exactly two weeks after the season series opened with Milwaukee, it will close for the Texas Stars. Including tonight, four of the Stars' prior seven games have been against the Admirals.

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
"It's almost like a playoff series," said Colton Sceviour after last night's 7-4 win. "We know what each team is capable of and the way they want to play."

Texas trailed only once in last night's game but knew in the back of their mind that they need to keep the pedal down to get a win against the Ads. The regulation loss Milwaukee was handed last night was their first of the 2013-14 season.

"We had a slow start, but the second half of the first and the second [Friday] is where we were playing our best. We need to do that for sixty minutes."

That sixty minutes, of course, includes the third period, where Texas 'got lucky' in their own estimation to come out ahead after taking four penalties, leading to two Milwaukee PPGs. It's not something you can practice, as Sceviour commented last night, but it's something to be aware of as the game goes on. The officiating crew is different tonight, so the game may be called 'less tightly' as well.

Expecting Allen York in net after Josh Robinson got the start last night. Some of his goals in the second period were questionable and needed to be saves. The team was fortunate to put up seven. At one point, Robinson had three against on just 14 shots.

Stars injury/call up report:
Campbell (knee injury, questionable)
Nilstorp (lower body injury, questionable)

Admirals Web Resources:
Website: milwaukeeadmirals.com
Blog (Official): In The Crease
Blog (Unofficial): Admirals Roundtable (@adsroundtable)
Twitter: @mkeadmirals

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