Saturday, March 21, 2015

Gameday Preview: Stars at Milwaukee Admirals

Texas Stars
30-18-13-1, 74 pts
#6 Western Conference
atMilwaukee Admirals
32-23-5-4, 73 pts
#7 Western Conference
March 21st at 7:00 PM
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

Texas faces another team they've vaulted in the standings for another head-to-head 'four point game'. Last weekend, these two squads faced off in Cedar Park, and Texas came away with two big wins. Milwaukee was on a five game skid after that second loss but bounced back against Oklahoma City on Tuesday night. The Ads will be coming in on short rest; they played last night in Grand Rapids and lost 3-1.

One piece that isn't helping the Ads' case is the loss of Viktor Arvidsson. The first-year right winger had two goals and an assist last weekend against the Stars but was recalled to Nashville earlier this week. One point bolstering the lineup for Milwaukee is the addition of longtime Ad Scott Ford, who had been playing in the ECHL all season. The former captain of the Milwaukee squad is playing his first AHL action of the year this week. It's an emotion add from the Admirals.

On the Stars' side, the big story is the play of Jack Campbell. The young American had a shutout in his last contest and now has a 1.07 GAA and .970 SV% in three games in the month of March. Campbell figures to get today's game and tomorrow's as well. Can he continue to fuel this club's climb back into playoff position and beyond perhaps to home ice advantage?

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

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

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