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Texas Advances to Face Milwaukee in the Central Division Semifinals

April 25, 2024 - American Hockey League (AHL)
Texas Stars News Release


Milwaukee Admirals' Denis Gurianov and Texas Stars' Kyle McDonald on game night
Milwaukee Admirals' Denis Gurianov and Texas Stars' Kyle McDonald on game night
(Texas Stars, Credit: Ross Bonander )

CEDAR PARK, Texas - The Texas Stars, American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars, advanced to the Central Division Semifinals on Thursday, where they'll meet the Milwaukee Admirals in a best-of-five series starting next week. The first two games will take place at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. Tickets will go on sale Friday at 10:00 a.m. at www.texasstars.com/tickets.

After defeating the Manitoba Moose 6-3 in Game One on Tuesday, the Stars earned a 2-0 victory Thursday in Game Two to complete a sweep of the best-of-three first round series.

Central Division Semifinals (best-of-five)

Game 1: Thursday, May 2 - Milwaukee at Texas - H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 7:00 p.m. CT Game 2: Saturday, May 4 - Milwaukee at Texas - H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 7:00 p.m. CT Game 3: Wednesday, May 8 - Texas at Milwaukee - UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 7:00 p.m. CT *Game 4: Friday, May 10 - Texas at Milwaukee - UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 7:00 p.m. CT *Game 5: Sunday, May 12 - Texas at Milwaukee - UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 5:00 p.m. CT *if necessary

The Stars and Admirals have met three times before in the Calder Cup Playoffs, including the 2023 Central Division Finals, where Milwaukee edged Texas in a decisive Game Five on May 21, 2023 at the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park to advance to the Western Conference Finals. Texas defeated the Admirals in four games during the 2013 first round after the Stars won the South Division, and the Admirals won the first-ever playoff series between the teams in six games during the 2010-11 first round.

Texas and Milwaukee faced off eight times during the 2023-24 regular season, with the Stars going 3-3-1-1 in the series. In their first meeting, the Stars topped the Admirals 3-2 in Milwaukee on Oct. 21 and won again 6-4 in Cedar Park on Nov. 10. The Admirals picked up a 5-4 overtime victory the next night at the H-E-B Center, before sweeping a mid-January series at UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena. Then in the midst of a franchise record 19-game winning streak, the Admirals earned a 2-1 shootout win against the Stars on Feb. 10 up in Wisconsin. Lastly, the teams split a late-season series in the Lone Star State, with Texas winning 4-3 on Apr. 6 and Milwaukee winning the rematch 3-1 on Apr. 7.

The winner of the best-of-five division semifinal series will face the winner of the other division semifinal between the Grand Rapids Griffins and the Rockford IceHogs in a best-of-five Central Division Final series.

Tickets for the best-of-five Central Division Semifinals will go on sale Friday at 10:00 a.m. at www.texasstars.com/tickets. For more information, call 512-GO-STARS (467-8277) or email Tickets@TexasStars.com (mailto:Tickets@TexasStars.com).





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Milwaukee Admirals' Denis Gurianov and Texas Stars' Kyle McDonald on game night
Milwaukee Admirals' Denis Gurianov and Texas Stars' Kyle McDonald on game night

(Ross Bonander )
  

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