The Aeros are on a serious run right now. After last night's 4-3 win over Texas, the Aeros have won three in a row and six of seven overall since a four game winless slide. They can still get home ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, but they'd have to win out and get a loss by the Charlotte Checkers today.
Not likely, but it is possible. Tomorrow's season finale at OKC could mean quite a bit. Should be a fun way to close out the season.
Josh Harding was solid in the first of his two rehab starts, and the Aeros abused the Stars third line. Chad Rau led the way with three points, and he's been getting hot during the Aeros recent winning ways.
Tonight, the Aeros play at San Antonio and really need a win against the Rampage, who have really tanked recently. As much as I respect the fans over there, a loss by the Aeros today would be truly embarrassing when you consider what is at stake.
The Aeros need to do everything they can do to avoid the Texas Stars in the first round. I'd much rather take my chances against the No. 1 team in the second round, not the first-round best of five.
I know I have said this over and over, but Jim Mill and John Torchetti have done a tremendous job getting guys to fill the gaps and to play hard all season long. They deserve a ton of credit, but there is still much to be done.
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