Texas set the pace with early goals from Matt Frasier and Kevin Connauton and rode the torrid goaltending of Cristopher Nilstorp in beating Milwaukee 2-1 Friday before 5,493 fans at Cedar Park Center, wrapping up its opening-round series of the Calder Cup playoffs.
Texas, the Western Conference’s top seed, won the best-of-five series 3-1 and advances to the conference semifinals where it will play either Houston (if the Aeros beat Grand Rapids) or the winner of the Oklahoma City-Charlotte series. Both of those series went to a deciding fifth game on Saturday.
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