Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. San Diego Gulls

Texas Stars
15-12-1-1, 32 pts, 0.552
#5 Pacific Division
v.San Diego Gulls
12-11-2-1, 27 pts, 0.519
#6 Pacific Division
December 31st at 7:00 PM
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Cedar Park, TX

It's time for a bounce back. Everyone from the Stars was extremely clear that the effort on Thursday night was not there. The Stars need a strong start, which they did not get on Thursday. Just two minutes into the game, they were already down 1-0 on a goal that would turn out to be the game winner.

Further, a victory in tonight's game for the Gulls would vault them ahead of the Stars in the standings by a few thousandths.

Dustin Stevenson should return to the lineup. Potentially Austin Fyten could be in. Coach Laxdal held him out on Thursday as he was nursing his previous injury.

Stars injury/call up report:
Backman, Werek, Ully (injury)
Gurianov (World Juniors)
Fyten (questionable)

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