The Texas Stars got some help earlier in the day and clinched the top seed in the Western Conference, but limped into the playoffs with a 5-3 loss to the Rockford IceHogs in the final game of the regular season.
Texas had already clinched the top seed earlier in the day when the Toronto Marlies fell to the St. John’s IceCaps in a shootout, but had one of its worst let downs of the season allowing five unanswered goals.
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