Friday, February 23, 2018

Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. Milwaukee Admirals

            Texas Stars                         Milwaukee Admirals
    27-19-5-2, 56 pts, .575      v.      26-22-4-1, 57 pts, .538
   #4 Pacific Division                       #5 Central Division

February 23rd at 7:30 PM
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Cedar Park, TX

Coming off a successful three-game road trip that netted them four points, the Texas Stars return home to take on the Milwaukee Admirals. The two teams squared off last week in a matinee affair that saw Sheldon Dries score the lone goal and Mike McKenna posting a shutout. 

(credit: Milwaukee Admirals)
The Admirals have had a similar roller coaster arc to their season in a less forgiving division. They are backstopped by former Star Anders Lindback, who is having a solid season. The Olympics are over for their leading scorer, Bobby Butler, but don't expect him to play in this game. In Butler's absence, Emil Pettersson has tied him in points (34) and is carrying the pail offensively.

 One lingering unknown for the Stars is the availability of Jason Dickinson. He could be called up again to the Dallas Stars at any second given the status of Martin Hanzal, who suffered another injury in Thursday's game against Anaheim. Hanzal has been graded as day-to-day for the rest of the season, so expect Dickinson's status to continue to be tied to Hanzal's health.

Before last week's game against Milwaukee, we at 100 Degree Hockey had our annual exchange with Daniel Lavender at Admiral's Roundtable. You can go a little more in depth by reading Daniel's takes on the Admirals here

Stars injury/call up report:
McKenzie (injured)

Admirals Web Resources:
Twitter: @mkeadmirals


  1. Any time table for McKenzie’s return?

    1. Coach called it both day to day and something that could take a few weeks in the same breath last weekend, so...


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