Gameday Preview: Stars v. Milwaukee Admirals

Texas Stars
11-7-0-0, 22 pts
#5 West Division
v.Milwaukee Admirals
9-6-1-3, 22 pts
#6 West Division
November 26th at 7:30 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX

Milwaukee returns to the Cedar Park Center this evening for the second of the game in the Stars-Admirals season series. Last week's visit to Texas was not kind to Milwaukee. Richard Bachman stoned the Ads and got a shutout win 2-0.

Milwaukee is in the middle of their longest road stretch of the season, 10 games in 18 days in 6 different cities. Since playing Texas last week, the Ads have twice faced off against the Oklahoma City Barons, losing 5-2 and 4-1. Their two losses have dropped them from #2 in the West division to #6, tied with Texas at 22 points in one more game overall.

Against the Barons, Milwaukee ceded 5 PP goals on 12 opportunities and allowed a shorty as well. The Ads, who rank in the bottom seven of the league in overall PP and PK.

Mark Dekanich is still statistically in good shape with an 8-3-2 record, a 1.81 GAA and a .938 SV%. Texas's Bachman is 6-2-0 with a 2.01 GAA and a .931 SV%. From the teams' overall styles of play, strong defensively and a lack of refined offensive prowess, expect a lower scoring game, much as last week.

Stars injury/call up report:
Krahn (day-to-day, lower body)
Vincour (day-to-day, upper body)
Blindenbacher (call up)

Admirals Web Resources:
Blog (Official): In The Crease
Blog (Unofficial): Admirals Roundtable (@adsroundtable)
Twitter: @mkeadmirals