Saturday, February 24, 2018

Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. Milwaukee Admirals

            Texas Stars                         Milwaukee Admirals
    28-19-5-2, 58 pts, .583      v.      26-23-4-1, 57 pts, .528
   #3 Pacific Division                       #5 Central Division

February 24th at 7:00 PM
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Cedar Park, TX

The Stars have had Milwaukee's number this year, but that doesn't mean past results guarantee future success. The Ads had a bucket load of shots last night, 36 in total, but it was Mike McKenna who got Texas the W. Really, both goaltender played very well. It could have easily been a 6-5 final either way.

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
Coach Laxdal mentioned last night that he didn't want to concentrate too much on mentioning slow starts as it might become something of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Coming out of the first scoreless, as Texas did last night, would be a great outcome if for no other reason than the club isn't behind to get started.

The Admirals haven't had a chance to flex their top ten power play against the Stars. In two games the Ads have scored just once, last night on a weird 5-on-5 play that was technically shorthanded with Anders Lindback on the bench late. If Texas can continue not giving up opporutnities to play 5-on-4, as they did last night with just two penalties, the point will be moot.

Stars injury/call up report:
McKenzie (injured)

Admirals Web Resources:
Twitter: @mkeadmirals

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