Texas Earns Well-Deserved Rest, Announces Potential Second Round Dates to Season Ticket Holders

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First star of the Texas/Ontario series is unquestionably Mike McKenna. Even with Game 2's four-goal night, McKenna finished first round with a 1.68 GAA and .957 SV%. Only Ontario's Cal Petersen has played more minutes in the playoffs league wide than McKenna.

The Stars will face either Tucson or San Jose in the second round. That series is tied at one with Tucson stealing a game on the road in San Jose. Game 3 will be played tonight in Tucson. The earliest the series could be decided is Friday's Game 4. Game 5 comes Saturday if everything is knotted after four.

In the meantime, Texas is on a plane today to come back to Cedar Park. The team will have at least four days of rest, possible significantly more, before their next series begins. Both potential series  would be 2-3-2, but Texas would have home ice against San Jose.

Texas has released preliminary home dates for each of the potential opponents to season ticket holders but will not confirm anything to the media. Home dates were previously posted in this space but Texas Stars media relations asked for them to be removed, and we are respecting that request. If you would like to know more about home dates for Round 2, reach out to a season ticket holder who can share that information with you. We have been prevented from doing so.