Saturday, January 23, 2016

Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. San Diego Gulls

Texas Stars
21-16-3-3, 48 pts
#3 Pacific Division
v.San Diego Gulls
19-16-1-1, 40 pts
#4 Pacific Division
January 23rd at 7:00 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX

Texas looks to retool after their game last night lacked the desired pep. Same opponent, but a different lineup.

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
Coach Laxdal expects to shift up his backend, possibly bringing in Zack Kamrass for his second AHL game. He's also looked to reunite the line of Cole Ully, Gemel Smith and Remi Elie, which played well last weekend for the team.

Overall, Laxdal is looking to increase the mobility in his backend. With San Diego clogging the neutral zone, you need fleet footed defenders to break through. Coach noted, "Our group was a little disconnected tonight. 3 played well, 3 struggled. We have to play better as a group."

Stars injury/call up report:
Lindell (callup)
Johns, Blacker (questionable)
Dowling (injury, lower body)
Shore (out, surgery)

Gulls Web Resources:
Website: sandiegogulls.com
Twitter: @SDGullsAHL
Twitter: @619sports (PBP)
Twitter: @danarelAHL

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