Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. Rockford IceHogs, Game 2

Texas Stars
38-24-8-6, 90 pts, 0.592
#2 Pacific Division
v.Rockford IceHogs
40-28-4-4, 88 pts, 0.579
#4 Central Division
May 20th at 5:00 PM
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Cedar Park, TX

Texas leads 1-0

The unexpected ride continues for the Texas Stars in Game 2. After handing the Rockford IceHogs their first defeat of the postseason, the Stars can guarantee another game in Cedar Park this postseason with a win tonight.

"They’re going to come with a great push on Sunday, and we have to be ready to rise to the challenge," said Texas Stars head coach Derek Laxdal.

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
Even with scoring first on Friday, the Stars were still in a situation where they felt unsettled to start the game. "We had about a week off," said Jason Dickinson. "We’re starting to get our feet under us, so we can just keep getting better every game. We don’t expect to have anymore starts like that."

Watch to see if the 5 PM routine shift changes anything with the start of the game. Hockey players are creatures of routine and a 5 PM start is an oddity in the world of hockey. Texas did not have morning skate today, for example.

Stars injury/call up report:
Nyberg, Fyten (injury)

Twitter: @goicehogs