Friday, February 21, 2014

Gameday Preview: Stars v. Charlotte Checkers

Texas Stars
30-16-3-4, 67 pts
#4 Western Conference
v.Charlotte Checkers
24-24-1-1, 50 pts
#12 Western Conference
February 21st at 7:30 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX

The big game is here. The one you've been waiting for. No, not that one. The Texas Stars and Charlotte Checkers. The Pink in the Rink game should be a nice postscript to today's Olympic semifinal games, whichever way they go.

The Stars come in on a two game losing streak, dropping contests in Rochester and Toronto after having a lead in each. The one in Rochester was more disheartening as they had a three goal lead in the first and lost in OT 5-4. Charlotte is coming in on a two-game winning streak. A gut-it-out win against Abbotsford at home in overtime was a solid two points for the club. A 4-3 effort against Norfolk followed. Those two broke up a five-game losing skid that included 7-1 and 8-5 throttlings at the hands of Abbotsford and OKC.

Texas holds the edge in the overall matchup at 9-6-1-0. This year they are 2-2. Each team has won and lost home and away. In both cases, Texas won first in the back-to-back and then Charlotte won.

Stars injury/call up report:
Campbell, Vause, Petersen (injury)

Website: gocheckers.com
Checkers Social Media: Social Media
Blog (unofficial): Chasing Checkers
Twitter: @checkershockey
Twitter: @mikelappan (PR)
Twitter: @PaulBranecky

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