Gameday Preview: Streaks Collide As Texas Takes on Milwaukee

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
With a four game point streak in tow, Texas looks to close out their home stand with a win against the Admirals. The Stars took Milwaukee to the brink on Sunday afternoon, earning a point with an overtime loss. It was a heartening effort as Adam Mascherin, who had been a healthy scratch in the first game of the homestand, scored a pretty goal.

It seems unlikely that Texas will change anything about their lineup. They've been winning with this setup and obviously want to continue to do so. The question that remains is how will those 'motivation' scratches (Ben Gleason, Tye Felhaber, Brad McClure) work their way back into the lineup.

Mascherin did so through the injury to Tanner Kero. More injuries are always coming in hockey; it's just a fact of life. The thing that the scratched crew needs to do is exactly what Adam Mascherin has done: do the thing that you're known for when you get back in. Mascherin is a goal scorer. He scored, and he stays in. Even if Kero comes back, I think Mascherin stays in and someone else comes out.

On Milwaukee's side of things, the streak continues. Thirteen straight wins is a monumental task. The last two have been overtime wins after ceding late goals. Does the third game in four night finally break the streak?

In net, you've got to expect it's Troy Grosenick as the Ads continue their evenly matched 1a/1b goalie rotation. Texas went with Landon Bow twice in back-to-back games. I wouldn't be surprised to see him again, given the fact that he is the hot hand right now.

Injuries and call ups:
Kero (lower body)