Gameday Preview: Texas Heads to Wisconsin to Face Rested Milwaukee Ads

(Credit: Andy Nietupski/Texas Stars)
As if it wasn't hard enough already to face off against the best team in the league, the Milwaukee Admirals have just been sitting idle since their shootout loss to these same Stars on Friday night. Meanwhile, Texas went and earned a split in Grand Rapids to finish a three-in-three weekend.

The Stars will be buoyed by the addition of Taylor Fedun to the lineup. At the NHL level, he was called upon to do some power play duty and acquitted himself admirably. The absence of Emil Djuse from the lineup means that he will likely be asked to jump into the PP for Texas in that gap.

You can almost 100% guarantee that Karl Taylor will be rolling out Troy Grosenick in net to face the Stars. Through 49 games, they've had a perfect rotation with neither playing consecutive games all year. They are the best goalie combo in the league, ranking 3rd and 5th in goals-against and 3rd and 7th in save percentage.

Texas is below .500 on this road trip and has a chance to snag an even mark on the journey with a win tonight. There's a lot of time left, but it looks like Chicago, Grand Rapids and Texas will battle it out for the 3rd and 4th spots in the division with Rockford and San Antonio nipping at their heels if they get hot.

Injuries and callups:
Kiviranta (callup)
Mascherin, Caamano, Djuse (injury)