Gameday Preview: Stars at Oklahoma City Barons

Texas Stars
16-10-3-2, 37 pts
#6 Western Conference
atOklahoma City Barons
16-10-1-3, 36 pts
#7 Western Conference
December 31st at 6:00 PM
Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK

How many different ways can it be said? The Oklahoma City Barons can score goals. The key to winning games against them is stopping that from happening.

Three of the top eleven scorers in the league are from the Barons side, including Taylor Hall, who had a hat trick against Texas in the last game between these two. Justin Schultz and Jordan Eberle co-lead the league in points at 43 each.

In the Stars arsenal, they are glad to have Cody Eakin back in the fold. The first line centerman was unavailable for the last game against OKC. He currently leads the Stars in both points (10-11-21) and plus-minus (plus-10). He has three points in four games against OKC this season. Colton Sceviour leads all scorers (3-3-6) followed by Maxime Fortunus with five assists.

In the only game that Texas has won against OKC this year, they were firing on all cylinders. Nilstorp pitched a shutout, and the Stars had three goals. YOu don't have ot be perfect to beat the Barons; OKC lost to San Antonio on Saturday in a shootout. However, this year, it seems like Texas nearly does.

The Stars are 9-15-0-1 all time against OKC and 5-8-0-0 all time at Cox Convention Center.

Stars injury/call up report:
Glennie (hand)
Sloan (questionable)
Vincour (head)

Blog (unofficial): NewsOK's Barons Hockey
Twitter: @OKCBaronsHockey


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