Thursday, March 19, 2015

Gameday Preview: Stars at Chicago Wolves

Texas Stars
29-18-13-1, 72 pts
#7 Western Conference
atChicago Wolves
29-24-6-1, 65 pts
#10 Western Conference
March 19th at 7:00 PM
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL

This is one of those cliche games: a four point game. The last time these two teams played, Texas was the one chasing. In fact, the conference standings were exactly opposite with the Stars in 10th and the Wolves in 7th.

In late January, Texas managed to put down the Wolves twice at home and earn four points. Since that point, Texas has been on a tear (11-3-4-1) and the Wolves have been treading water (8-7-1-0). It isn't out of the question to say that those two games on the 23rd and 24th might have kickstarted Texas' playoff run and potentially killed Chicago's chances. With the margins looking as razor thin as they are, four points is a huge loss for the Wolves.

All that being said, here we are with a chance for the Wolves to get some redemption. They come into the contest with a two-game losing streak and a 3-6-1 record in their last ten. Texas, of course, brings a four-game winning streak and will roll out Jack Campbell in net for his third appearance in as many games.

In net for Chicago, Jordan Binnington has taken much of the load during the interim stretch since the teams last met. Matt Climie has been battling injury this season. The former Star missed the entire month of February.

Stars injury/call up report:
McKenzie, Ritchie (call up)
Honka (probable)
Rynnas, Faksa (injury)

Website: chicagowolves.com
Twitter: @Chicago_Wolves
Twitter: @theshaves (Wolves PxP)

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