Sunday, March 5, 2017

Gameday Preview: Texas Stars at San Antonio Rampage

Texas Stars
25-27-1-2, 53 pts, 0.482
#7 Pacific Division
atSan Antonio Rampage
21-30-4-1, 47 pts, 0.420
#8 Pacific Division
March 5th at 3:00 PM
AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX

The last time Texas and San Antonio played was nearly exactly a month ago. On February 4th, the Stars and Rampage played to avoid 8th place. Now, a month later, they are both right back where they were on that day, 7th and 8th place, respectively.

Texas won that day and went on a four-game win streak. Of course, then they lost seven of their next eight and went from fourth to seventh place. San Antonio has had an even worse go of it. The loss on February 4th started a 10 game losing streak that they are still on.

The Lone Star State's two AHL clubs are a combined 4-15-0-1 since their last meeting.

The Rampage will have a former Star on their roster with the addition of Brendan Ranford. It comes with the subtraction of power play trigger man Joe Whitney.

The Stars still have something of a shot at the postseason, needing to go 14-6-1 in their final 21 games to make it.

Stars injury/call up report:
Elie (call up)
Gurianov (lower body)

Website: sarampage.com
Blog (unofficial): Rampage with Tony U.
Blog (unofficial): Runnin' With The Herd
Twitter: @SARampage
Twitter: @DanWeissPBP (play-by-play for SA)

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