Friday, November 4, 2016

Gameday Preview: Texas Stars at Bakersfield Condors

Texas Stars
5-3-1-0, 11 pts, 0.611
#4 Pacific Division
atBakersfield Condors
3-3-0-0, 6 pts, 0.500
#6 Pacific Division
November 4th at 9:00 PM
Rabobank Arena, Bakersfield, CA

The Stars continue their road trip in Bakersfield. The Condors, affiliate of the Oilers, are on a win streak after dropping three straight. Their most recent win was a crushing blow against the Rampage, 7-1.

Familiar faces dot the lineup for the Condors, including Laurent Brossoit in net, Jujhar Khaira, Ryan Hamilton, and Taylor Beck up front, and Jordan Oesterle and David Musil in back.

On the Stars' side, they've gotten offense from a potentially unexpected place. Matej Stransky has been the engine to the offense on more nights than not for Texas. He is currently tied for 3rd in the league in goals scored and is riding a four-game goal streak. He's also on a six-game point streak.

One item to watch here is whether Philippe Desrosiers or Maxime Lagace will get the start. Desrosiers has backstopped Texas to their last two wins, both in overtime. Given that he already played one on the trip and the Stars play again tomorrow, Lagace will play in one of these two games. However, the fact that Desrosiers got the third game in the desert speaks volumes about his current status on the team.

Stars injury/call up report:
Smith (call up)
Ranford (out, unspecified)

Condors Web Resources:
Website: bakersfieldcondors.com
Blog (Official): Inside the Condors
Twitter: @Condors
Twitter: @CondorsHolty (PBP)

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