It's an awfully long way from Austin, Texas to St John's, Newfoundland. A roughly seven hour flight and a 2.5 hour time change, to be exact.
With just one day between games 2 and 3, the Texas Stars will have to use their same road mentality they had this season to push through that kind of travel.
Fun fact I learned from Stephen Meserve at Hundred Degree Hockey: the IceCaps have sold out 130 straight games...that's the same number of games they've been around as a franchise. Needless to say, that crowd probably gives the IceCaps one heck of a home ice advantage.
Scoring first (and often) would certainly help wrest that home ice advantage away from the home team.
Don't forget to watch the game on your local FSSW Plus channel. You can find the listing of channels here from earlier today.
Come chat Texas Stars hockey, prospects, and Calder Cup finals with us this afternoon/evening. Let's go Stars!