43-20-5-6, 97 pts
#1 Western Conference
38-25-5-5, 86 pts
#5 Western Conference
April 19th at 7:30 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX
Despite holding on to the five seed for quite a while now, the
|There's no love lost between these two clubs, as Mathieu Tousignant and Carson McMillan demonstrate in a bout from the 2010-11 season. (Credit: Houston Aeros)|
To fill the gap, they signed Mike Condon, who started and won his first two pro games last week. However, he likely won't face Texas tonight. Josh Harding is down from Minnesota on a conditioning assignment and is expected to start two of the Aeros' games this weekend. What a better way to get him back into shape than a game against number one Texas.
Also on the radar for Texas should be Mathew Dumba. The Wild first-round pick defenseman was just signed on an ATO after completing his WHL career with the Red Deer Rebels. Dumba was the seventh overall pick in 2012, just six ahead of the Texas Stars' Radek Faksa. It's unclear if either plays, but it wouldn't be surprising.
Finally, on a serious note, this is the last time the Stars will ever play this incarnation of the Houston Aeros. These two clubs have absolutely battled it out every night they've matched up. You know if it's a game against Houston, everyone brings their all. Over four season, these two teams have played each other forty-seven times. If you're one for sign making, perhaps a "We'll miss you, Houston" sign wouldn't be out of line.
Stars injury/call up report:
R. Smith, Benn, Fraser, Chiasson (call up)
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Blog (unofficial): The Third Intermission
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