Gameday Preview: Stars at Milwaukee Admirals

Texas Stars
5-3-1-0, 11 pts
#2 Western Conference
atMilwaukee Admirals
3-0-2-0, 8 pts
#10 Western Conference
October 30th at 7:00 PM
BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

Don't let the records fool you. Milwaukee has somehow only played five games in the first month of the season and has yet to lose in regulation. Their tenth place rank in the conference means practically nothing. They sport a better winning percentage than the Stars, who have played nine games.

The Admirals haven't played any games since the Stars were in town on Saturday. Texas, of course, will not take this game lightly after the result of that game, a 4-2 loss with four unanswered goals by the Ads.

Coach Desjardins
(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
Anyone with a keen memory will remember that the Stars started last season, one where the roster was loaded with talent now in Dallas, with a 3-6-1 record. Coach Willie Desjardins righted that ship and navigated the Stars to the top spot in the conference.

This road trip was bound to be a little tough. It was the first true 'road trip' for the team, which had not played outside Texas and Oklahoma yet this season. Five of the opening seven games were at the Cedar Park Center, perhaps generating a false sense of confidence among the fans. Desjardins alluded to as much as the team was about to go out on the road. The road stretch was going to be a good measuring stick and it looks like the Stars' got their wake-up call early on in the trip. Better to get such a call in October than March.

The health of Jack Campbell will be a question mark for the team heading into tonight's game. The second-year goalie picked up a minor injury in morning skate on Saturday.

Stars injury/call up report:
Morin (call up)
Campbell (questionable)

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