Saturday, November 11, 2017

Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. Grand Rapids Griffins

Texas Stars
7-6-0-1, 15 pts, 0.536
#4 Pacific Division
v.Grand Rapids Griffins
6-7-0-1, 13 pts, 0.464
#5 Central Division
November 10th at 7:00 PM
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Cedar Park, TX

This morning, Texas finds itself in playoff position. Last night's win over Grand Rapids puts the club a game over .500 and in 4th place in the Pacific Division. The win also started to buoy the confidence of the club.

Texas had a perfect PK last night but only had one chance on the power play thanks to a disciplined Griffins squad. If there is any way to improve on last night's excellent performance, it would be the addition of a power play goal. However, everyone on the roster would take the two points any way they get them.
(Credit: Texas Stars
Texas gets Curtis McKenzie back this evening after he was recalled to Dallas last night. He did not play in the game, so he should be a fresh addition to the lineup. Texas will also likely see Reece Scarlett at least in the building, if not in the lineup. Scarlett will wear #24 for Texas.

Mike McKenna will get the start for Texas, but Coach Laxdal commented last night that Bow's performance in the last two games has kicked off a 'healthy competition' between the two for starts. That is a very different story than the start of the year when Bow was clearly the backup and not expected to get many more than 25 starts this season.

Stars injury/call up report:
Dickinson, Elie, McKenzie (call up)

Website: griffinshockey.com
Twitter: @GriffinsHockey
Blog: Griffins Hockey on MLive.com

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