Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. San Jose Barracuda

Texas Stars
7-4-1-0, 15 pts, 0.625
#2 Pacific Division
v.San Jose Barracuda
3-3-0-1, 7 pts, 0.500
#4 Pacific Division
November 12th at 7:00 PM
Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, TX

UPDATE: With Brendan Ranford and Jason Dickinson back in the lineup, Caleb Herbert has been assigned to the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads.

Last night's third period fireworks vaulted Texas over San Jose in the game over Stockton in the standings to put them in second place in the division. After a sub-.500 start to the year, it's a fantastic recovery that has seen them win five of their last six games. They'll look to keep their winning ways tonight with a rematch against San Jose.

Rather bizarrely, this is the final game of the season for San Jose in Cedar Park. When Tucson joined the division, the league took games from the other divisional foes (except San Antonio) to make room in the schedule for the Roadrunners. Texas will play the Barracuda tonight at home and the series will finish with a two game set in late February/early March. With the completion of tonight's game, the H-E-B Center has seen the curtain close on Ontario and San Jose's visits to central Texas.

I would expect Philippe Desrosiers in net for the Stars tonight as they continue their goalie rotation. Lagace played well last night but Barclay Goodrow had his number, netting a hat trick.

Stars injury/call up report:
Dowling, Smith (call up)

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