Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. Milwaukee Admirals

Texas Stars
26-23-3-3, 58 pts
#5 Central Division
23-21-11-1, 58 pts
#6 Central Division
February 27th at 7:00 PM
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Cedar Park, TX

Note: We have removed Roope Hintz and Taylor Fedun from the call up list, as neither was on the Texas Stars roster Monday and cannot play in the AHL for the rest of the season. 

Update: Dallas recalled Joel L'Esperance this afternoon.

No matter how you feel about the Texas Stars' recent performance, you can be glad that you're not where the Milwaukee Admirals are right now. Riding high for most of the season, they've been brought low. Since and including their shutout loss at the hands of Landon Bow on February 6th, they've gone 1-4-3 and are 1-4-5 in their last ten overall. They've got a crazy high 11 overtime losses, leading the next highest by 4.

(Credit: Texas Stars)
It's the perfect time for Texas to pounce. Milwaukee is tied with the Stars at 58 points, but Texas has the edge in games played. They will be without the services of Denis Gurianov and still a bit banged up at forward with Markison and Laberge out. The grind starts now.

One other note to look out for is the decision in net. Landon Bow seemed a bit shaky coming back this weekend, but I don't think it shakes Laxdal enough to not play him as the starter in most situations. The recent string of play by Desrosiers, however, does give Laxdal that option if he chooses.

Stars injury/call up report:
Scarlett (season-ending ACL injury)
Markison (lower body)
Laberge (upper body)
Gurianov, L'Esperance (call up)