Looking at the standings, the Texas Stars should be favored in their first-round AHL Western Conference playoff series with the eighth-seeded Milwaukee Admirals, a team that didn’t clinch a playoff berth until the final day of the regular season.
But even with an eight-point advantage in regular season points and winning the regular-season series against Milwaukee, 2-0, the Stars seem well aware the Admirals aren’t a typical eighth seed.
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CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS
Western Conference quarterfinals (best-of-five)
Friday – Texas at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Saturday – Texas at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
May 1 – Milwaukee at Texas, 7:30 p.m.
May 3 – Milwaukee at Texas, 7:30 p.m.*
May 4 – Milwaukee at Texas, 7 p.m.*
* if necessary