Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. San Jose Barracuda

Texas Stars
38-25-7-3, 86 pts, 0.589
#3 Pacific Division
v.San Jose Barracuda
30-24-8-3, 71 pts, 0.546
#4 Pacific Division
April 9th at 7:00 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX

UPDATE: Curtis McKenzie has been reassigned.

Another all-hands-on-deck type effort might be in the making for Texas. Last night, already down a few bodies, the Stars lost Gemel Smith in the third to flu-like symptoms (imagine whatever unpleasantness you will for that) and Branden Troock to an upper body injury after his fight. Cory Kane and Matt Mangene will likly check into the lineup to help Texas collect the single point it needs to clinch a playoff berth.

(Credit: Christina Shapiro/Texas Stars)
San Jose is scoreboard watching in Charlotte, who is playing tonight. They picked up a game on the Checkers last night and need every point they can get from the remainder of the schedule if they don't want to lose their spot in the playoffs to the Central Division crossover. If the energy last night was evident, tonight it is going to be even more so.

Expect Aaron Dell and Maxime Lagace once again in net.

Stars injury/call up report:
Faksa, Ritchie, Johns, McKenzie (call up)
Shore, Ully, Troock (injury)
Smith (questionable, flu)

Barracuda Web Resources:
Twitter: @SJbarracuda
Twitter: @3eyeraven (local coverage)