5-4-2-0, 12 pts
#6 Western Conference
5-2-0-0, 10 pts
#9 Western Conference
November 2nd at 7:05 PM
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
As usual, a shorter preview for the second game in a back-to-back against the same club...
What can you say at this point for the Stars? In four games, Texas has been shellacked. Looking alternately superb and subpar in the same period with a certain lack of consistency. Across the course of the trip, Texas has failed to string together three successful periods in a row in the same game to win one outright. One point in four games doesn't cut it and certainly changes the complexion of the team as they come back from the Midwest.
The main point to raise right now is the goaltending situation. With Campbell injured and Nilstorp "not available", Texas is down to Josh Robinson and a likely callup of Pat Nagle. Let's not even think about what happens if Ellis or Lehtonen get hurt in Dallas. Robinson had a rough outing in his second AHL career game, four goals against. Robinson is likely to go again tonight.
Texas has failed to muster more than two goals in any game on the trip. Usually, much of the time, it's said, you can count on your goalie to win if you can get three. Texas needs to get there to have a chance at points tonight.
Stars injury/call up report:
Campbell, Nilstorp (injury)
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