The Texas Stars are headed to San Antonio to face the Rampage in the first of a 6 game road trip.
After coming off an overtime loss at home to the Abbotsford Heat on Friday, Cristopher Nihlstorp will likely get the start in net after his phenomenal 3rd star performance saving 28 out of the 29 shots that were faced. Nilstorp shutout the Rampage in an earlier meeting this month in a 3-0 Stars win.
In 15 games played so far, the Stars are 4 points ahead of the dead last Rampage in the South Division. Looking to increase their lead, the Stars will need to fine tune a couple of key elements in their play. Penalty kill seems to be the major one that comes to mind. Although no goals were scored short handed Friday night, the Stars should look the tighten up their penalty kill as getting the puck out of their end was a problem.
All in all the Stars are looking to start off this road trip with a solid win. Even though it is still early in the season, Texas will be looking to build their confidence and go into this leg with momentum as only 5 points separate them from Houston.
Puck drop in San Antonio is at 3:30 CST.