Gameday Preview: Texas Stars at Iowa Wild

Texas Stars
27-18-5-2, 61 pts, 0.587
#3 Pacific Division
atIowa Wild
25-16-7-3, 60 pts, 0.588
#4 Central Division
February 19th at 7:00 PM
Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA

A rare Monday game comes into focus tonight as the Stars finish off a 3-in-3 weekend, all on the road, with a chance to sweep the trip and further cement their place in the playoff race. A win keeps them in 3rd, but a loss will drop them to 4th. Yesterday's loss for the Wild dipped them all the way to 4th place in the Central, technically a tie for 3rd with Chicago. However, it's extremely clear that the entire Western Conference is highly competitive this season.

(Credit: Iowa Wild)
Landon Bow has to figure in today as Mike McKenna has started the last two games, both wins. As always, Texas should expect a second night response from the Wild. Iowa has only lost in regulation back-to-back twice this season: to open the year against Milwaukee and two weeks ago in California. This will be the last game of the season in Iowa for Texas, and the season series will complete in two weeks at home on March 7th.

Stars injury/call up report:
McKenzie (injury)

Wild Web Resources:
Blog (Official): I Wild Blog
Twitter: @IAWild