Gameday Preview: Stars at Lake Erie Monsters

Texas Stars
32-13-4-4, 72 pts
#1 Western Conference
atLake Erie Monsters
25-20-2-7, 59 pts
#6 Western Conference
February 23rd at 6:30 PM
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

The Texas Stars really stunned the hometown crowd last night as they came back to win last night's game 4-3 in the shootout. Tonight's crowd is expected to be even bigger in Cleveland and the Monsters will surely remember the events of the prior game quite clearly.

Overall, this team is showing that it is really a legitimate contender in the West. Despite roster shuffling previously unseen in Austin, Coach Desjardins' club keeps winning. There are some little things that they'd like to improve; there always will be. But the number that matters, wins, continues to tick up night after night.

Pickard has started the past two nights so it's probably Patterson in net for LE. Campbell could start for Texas again and likely will.

Stars injury/call up report:
R. Smith, Roussel, Nilstorp, Fraser, Benn (call up)
Glennie, Nemeth, Sloan, Morin, Chiasson, Fortunus (injured)

Blog (unofficial): Cleveland Plain Dealer
Twitter: @monstershockey