Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. San Antonio Rampage

Texas Stars
32-36-1-4, 69 pts, 0.473
#6 Pacific Division
v.San Antonio Rampage
26-40-5-2, 59 pts, 0.404
#8 Pacific Division
April 12th at 7:30 PM
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Cedar Park, TX

Texas will end the season with a three-game set against San Antonio, starting tonight in Cedar Park. If Texas had been a little better this season, this could have been a very significant series for the club to improve their playoff positioning. Instead, it will probably more resemble a preseason matchup.

With both teams out of the playoffs, Texas is going to lean heavily on some of the kids in the lineup, such as Bayreuther, Caamano and even Vala, similar to what you would see in the preseason. With the recall of Philippe Desrosiers from Norfolk, it is even possible the once-castoff goaltender could get a start in the final three games here.

While Texas can't slip to last place, they can move into 7th if they don't win a few here. So, for pride, they'll look to hold off Tucson in the 7 spot and retain 6th. Regardless of outcome, the team cannot get back to .500 hockey on the season at four back with only three left to play.

Stars injury/call up report:
Dowling (call up)
Honka (World Championships)

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