Sunday, March 10, 2019

Gameday Preview: Texas Stars v. San Antonio Rampage

Texas Stars
29-25-4-3, 65 pts
#4 Central Division
v.San Antonio Rampage
27-27-6-0, 60 pts
#8 Central Division
March 10th at 5:00 PM
H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, Cedar Park, TX

With Rockford and Milwaukee losing last night and Manitoba's win, the Stars and Rampage diverged from last night's tight divisional batter as far as the standings go. Texas now sits in playoff position in fourth, and San Antonio dipped to last in the division, but just by one point.
(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
Tomorrow's slate of games sees Rockford stay in Manitoba for a rematch of tonight's 3-1 Moose victory. Milwaukee plays Chicago. It's clear that Texas roots for Chicago in the latter game. In the former, it would be better if Manitoba got those points than Rockford, probably. However, the real thing that Texas is rooting for is a regulation finish. Extra points this time of year just complicate the playoff picture.

Speaking of that, the matchup in Cedar Park tonight is a rare one for Texas. The Stars have shied away from Sunday home games in recent years. This is the only one this season. The last time they played one was Valentine's Day 2016, a 2-1 win over Lake Erie where Cole Ully and Max Lagace were your standout players. There are only two Stars who played in the game still on the roster: Travis Morin and Philippe Desrosiers.

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

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