18-11-3-2, 41 pts
#6 Western Conference
18-11-2-3, 41 pts
#4 Western Conference
January 6th at 5:00 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX
UPDATE: The NHL Lockout is over. That means this could be the last Texas Stars game for Cody Eakin, Toms Vincour, Brenden Dillon or perhaps some other players.
Guess who? No, not Oklahoma City; it's Houston. Texas plays its seventh game against the Aeros in their 35th game of the season. So far, the Stars have a 2-2-2 record against Houston on the season.
As previewed on Friday, Texas and Houston didn't really need the third period as the team up after forty was the ultimate winner. The Stars were that team on Friday, winning by a 2-1 mark.
The Stars expect to have Nilstorp back in the net for today's game. Including that, they aren't really expecting to change a lot.
"Friday we obviously got what we wanted out of the game," said Colton Sceviour. "We played them the way we wanted to and that's how we want to play them again. We've had our back and forth with wins and losses against them. We're hoping to play just like we did on Friday."
Darcy Kuemper played for the Aeros in the second game in their 3-in-3, so Texas is likely to see Matt Hackett again. Kuemper did win his game in a 1-0 shutout against San Antonio. ECHL call-up Nick Petersen had his second of the year on the power play, assisted by Connelly and Zucker.
Stars injury/call up report:
Wathier, Sloan (injury)
Morin (questionable, head)
Blog (official): Pilot to Gunner
Blog (unofficial): The Third Intermission
Twitter: @aero_joe (play-by-play)
Twitter: @TheJoshFisher (PR)