Saturday, April 14, 2018

Texas Announces Playoff Schedule, Flexing on Game 5 Depending on Tonight's Outcomes

(Credit: Texas Stars)
No matter what, the playoffs will start in Cedar Park on April 19th. The Stars will host games 1 and 2 of their opening series against Ontario with games 3 and 4 (if necessary) in California. If game 5 is needed, it will be played at the higher seed, which means the teams will return home for the last contest if Texas claims home ice by winning tonight.

Here's the schedule:

Pacific Division Semifinals – Series “H” (best-of-5)
Game 1 – Thursday, Apr. 19 – Ontario at Texas, 7 p.m. CST
Game 2 – Friday, Apr. 20 – Ontario at Texas, 7 p.m. CST
Game 3 – Sunday, Apr. 22 – Texas at Ontario, 5 p.m. CST
*Game 4 – Tuesday, Apr. 24 – Texas at Ontario, 9 p.m. CST
*Game 5 – Monday, Apr. 30 – at higher seed, 7 p.m. local time
*if necessary

Texas will claim that fifth game at home if any one of the following happens tonight:

1. A Texas win vs. San Antonio
2. An Ontario regulation loss at Bakersfield
3. A Texas overtime/shootout loss vs. San Antonio AND an Ontario overtime/shootout loss at Bakersfield

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