2-3-1-0, 5 pts, 0.417
#6 Pacific Division
2-0-1-0, 5 pts, 0.833
#2 Pacific Division
October 28th at 7:30 PM
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Cedar Park, TX
It's a rematch of the Stars' first road trip with Ontario coming to town tonight. The depleted Stars are certainly not super elated to see the Reign as they opponent twice this weekend. The division champs from last season are still formidable, having retained much of their talent year-over-year.
But let's be honest.
|(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)|
On the Texas side, it's a rough road. The Stars are below .500 for the first time in nearly 4 years. Penalties were the downfall against San Antonio, but that game was winnable based on the talent match against the Rampage. Even on their best behavior, Texas has a challenge in the Reign. Their top six in scoring right now are all huge threats: Jonny Brodzinski, Vincent LoVerde, Patrick Bjorkstrand, TJ Hensick, Sean Backman and Michael Mersch. Throw in the heaviness of their entire lineup (average 6'1" and 199 lbs) against an injury and callup ravaged lineup and you've got a matchup that could be unfavorable.
Stars injury/call up report:
Dowling, Smith (call up)
Coverage: Reign coverage via Jewels from the Crown