Gameday Preview: Stars at Iowa Wild

Texas Stars
35-21-13-1, 84 pts
#6 Western Conference
atIowa Wild
22-43-2-2, 48 pts
#15 Western Conference
April 7th at 7:00 PM
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA

Among the seven games on the calendar tonight is the final matchup on the season between Iowa and Texas. The Stars are 5-1-1 against the Wild this season. As the year winds down in Des Moines, it's nearly a statistical guarantee that Iowa will finish with the worst record in the league.

Texas went out on this road trip in need of some point to lock up a playoff spot. Interestingly enough, maybe the Stars are rooting for the Rampage tonight. San Antonio is playing OKC tonight and a win for Texas with a loss for the Barons would put Texas up to 5th place and drop OKC to 6th. Of course, the merits of such a rise in the standings is dubious. If the Stars make it to fifth, they are currently slated to play fourth place Rockford. Texas is 0-3-1 against the Chicago affiliate.

So... is this one of those weird points where you should root for OKC to win so Texas doesn't play Rockford? Maybe.

Stars injury/call up report:
McKenzie (questionable)
Rynnas, Faksa. Meech (injury)

Wild Web Resources:
Blog (Official): I Wild Blog
Twitter: @IAWild
Twitter: @IowaWildFish (former Stars PBP Josh Fisher)