35-23-6-3, 79 pts, 0.590
#3 Pacific Division
41-21-3-1, 86 pts, 0.652
#1 Central Division
March 26th at 7:00 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX
Same hockey team, same hockey time. Texas is of course hoping for not the same hockey result.
|(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)|
Here are my keys to the game.
- Strike first — Milwaukee is 30-7-2-1 when scoring first. They know how to play with a lead. Meanwhile, Texas is a younger squad that is still learning to play from behind. Come out hot and score first.
- Score on the power play — Over the season, Texas has been clipping along at 20% on the PP. Recently, they've hit the skids with an 2-for-15 effort on this homestand, including an 0-for-4 mark on Wednesday. Both of those goals came in the second GR game. Keep it simple. Pucks to the net; generate rebounds. Score on the trash.
- Support your goalie — Lagace has been great on the homestand. Make sure he keeps seeing the puck well enough to employ his excellent glove hand. Make sure he doesn't have to face 48 shots like he did last weekend.
Faksa, Ritchie, Johns (call up)
Shore, Morin (injury)
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