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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Aeros Defeat Texas Yet Again - UPDATED

The Aeros got the 4-1 win over Texas tonight, in Austin. They scored in each period, with Justin Falk getting the game's first goal. With Milwaukee and San Antonio idle tonight, the Aeros are back in a tie for first with the Admirals and Rampage, each with 64 points.

Before you read some good notes below, be sure to click here to read the game story from the Stars' hometown paper. Lots of good nuggets in here about the Aeros absolutely domination of the Stars this year.

For example, the Stars are now just 1-6-1-1 again Houston. Against the REST of the West, which is by far and away the best division in the AHL, Texas is 21-6-0-1. Crazy.

Some Miscellaneous Notes:

Justin Falk, Patrick O'Sullivan, Cody Almond, and Jed Ortmeyer got the goals for Houston. O'Sullivan and Almond also had assists. Jon DiSalvatore had three assists on the night with Max Noreau, Tyler Cuma, and Colton Gillies also getting assists.

The three stars were 1) Anton Khudobin, 2) Cody Almond, and 3) Colton Sceviour.

The Aeros are 8-1-0-0 versus the Stars this season.

The Aeros play in Rockford tomorrow night, then their next two games are against the Peoria Rivermen, one of the teams the Aeros are in a tight race for a playoff spot with. They play Friday in Peoria, then have the "home" game against Peoria in St. Paul on Sunday afternoon. So maybe there will be some spacing in the standings after this weekend.

The Aeros next actual home game is next Thursday morning at 11:05 a.m. against the Chicago Wolves.


ICEVET said...

Another solid game from Anton Khudobin, last night.

While recent additions of Jed Ortmeyer and Patrick O'Sullivan have been BIG, the most significant improvement over the last 15 games has been the players' real commitment to Mike Yeo's System and a growing belief that every game is winnable, irrespective of the opponent.

With 17 of the remaining 27 games at home (13 West and 4 North), the schedule favors the Aeros to capture a playoff spot.

Go Aeros!

Andrew J. Ferraro said...

I was not able to log in and "watch" until the third period, but those at the game said Anton was really big when the game started to turn a bit, momentum-wise, in the second period.

Have to agree with IceVet here. The Aeros go balls to the wall, get the first goal and then are really started to wear down anyone they play.

As long as they can avoid getting into a 2-0 hole, they CAN beat anyone. And like ICEVET said, they all believe they can.

I don't want to sound like a homer here, but Yeo is doing way more with less and is the unquestioned coach of the year at this point.

Forecheck said...

Andrew -

I agree regarding Yeo.

The game was a lot like Friday's game, almost a re-run. True, the Aeros were dominating a depleted team, but given what happened earlier in the season it is good to see them dominate ANYONE start to finish.

Maybe the guys have finally figured out you need to play the whole game, start to finish, in order to win.