Saturday, October 21, 2017

Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. San Antonio Rampage

Texas Stars
3-1-0-1, 7 pts, 0.700
#2 Pacific Division
v.San Antonio Rampage
3-1-0-0, 4 pts, 0.750
#1 Pacific Division
October 21st at 7:00 PM
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Cedar Park, TX

It's a #1 vs #2 matchup tonight in Cedar Park. Texas earned a point last night, but San Antonio nabbed two to push past the Stars for the top of the table. Texas head coach Derek Laxdal thought last night was a solid game from his club and noted that a copy-paste effort from last night to tonight should get the job done. "I liked the game. I can't fault the guys. The effort was there for 60 minutes."

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
The Stars came up against hot goaltending and an unfortunate cold streak on the power play. Those two items are things Texas hopes to shed tonight in the rematch. Texas would love to keep collecting power plays as the malfeasance of the Rampage mounts. One key is to not get goaded into doing anything stupid to retaliate. Texas did a good job with that last night.

One thing to note will be who goes in net for both clubs. Landon Bow doesn't have a start on the season and Ville Husso has just one, a 5 goal-against performance.

Stars injury/call up report:
Elie (call up)

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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