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FIVE MORE DAYS UNTIL GAME 1 OF THE CALDER CUP FINALS

Saturday, 05.29.2010 / 9:43 PM / News
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Texas Stars Playoff Update

By the Numbers….. How They Stack up in Regular Season Statistics

REGULAR SEASON COMPARISIONS
Texas  Hershey   
Overall Record  46-27-3-4, 99 Points  60-17-0-3, 123 Points   
Home Record  24-13-1-2  34-4-0-2   
Road Record  22-14-2-2  26-13-0-1   
Power Play (OVR)  9th, 19.1%  Tied 1st, 20.7%   
PP (HOME)  8th, 21.1%  2nd, 23.3%   
PP (ROAD)  12th, 17.2%  11th, 17.3%   
Penalty Kill (OVR)  2nd, 86.4%  1st, 87.4%   
PK (HOME)  3rd, 89.4%  1st, 90.5 %   
PK (ROAD)  5th, 85.4%  5th, 85.4 %   
Penalty Minutes  13.91 per game (27th)  17.94 per game (10th)   
Scoring at home  117 GF -103 GA  194 GF -89 GA   
Scoring on the road  121 GF -95 GA  148 GF -109 GA   
Overtime Record  5-3 2-0  
Record when scoring 1st  35-5-1-1 (,857)  43-6-0-3 (.856)   
1st Period Scoring  70 GF -57 GA  105 GF -56 GA   
2nd Period Scoring  86 GF -64 GA  121 GF – 67 GA   
3rd Period Scoring  72 GF – 70 GA  110 GF – 72 GA   
Goals For AVG  2.98, 12th  4.28, 1st – second was 3.44   
Goals Against AVG  2.48 , tied 2nd  2.48, tied 2nd   
Shots for AVG  26.85, 29th  31.38, 9th   
Shots Against AVG  31.46, 21st  28.13, 5th   
   
Record when:   
Leading after 1 period  26-4-0-1  39-3-0-1   
Leading after 2 periods  35-1-1-0  47-1-0-0   
Tied after 1 period  15-11-2-0  15-5-0-1   
Tied after 2 periods  10-5-1-3  7-3-0-1   
Trailing after 1 period  5-12-1-3  6-9-0-1   
Trailing after 2 periods  1-21-1-1  6-13-0-2   
Outshooting Opponent  14-7-0-1  39-12-0-2   
Out Shot by Opponent  32-17-3-3  19-5-0-1   
       
Record in:      
1-Goal Games  16-10-3-4  15-5-0-3   
2-Goal Games 14-7-0-0 11-5-0-0   
3-Goal Games  7-6-0-0  12-4-0-0   


SERIES SUBPLOTS
• The Calder Cup Finals features a battle of AHL rookie head coaches. Texas Stars Head Coach Glen Gulutzan guided the ECHL’s Las Vegas Wranglers to the Kelly Cup Finals in 2008, falling to Cincinnati in six games. His only appearance in the finals as a pro coach. Gulutzan has guided his teams to three straight Conference Finals (Texas 2010, Las Vegas 08 and 09). Hershey’s Mark French is past the first round for the first time in his four years as a professional head coach.

• Hershey returns 18 players from last year’s Calder Cup Championship squad.

• Texas Stars Assistant Coach Paul Jerrard won the Calder Cup in 1996 as a defenseman for Hershey. Jerrard played in 87 games from 1995-97 and he was an Assistant Coach from 2003-05 for the Bears.

Calder Cup Finals – Texas Stars vs. Hershey Bears (best of seven)
Game 1 – Thu., June 3 – Texas at Hershey, 6:00 pm
Game 2 – Sat., June 5 – Texas at Hershey, 6:00 pm
Game 3 – Mon., June 7 – Hershey at Texas, 7:30 pm
Game 4 – Wed., June 9 – Hershey at Texas, 7:30 pm
*Game 5 – Fri., June 11 – Hershey at Texas, 7:30 pm

*Game 6 – Mon., June 14 – Texas at Hershey, 6:00 pm
*Game 7 – Wed., June 16 – Texas at Hershey, 6:00 pm
*if necessary... All times Central

TICKETS TO THE CALDER CUP FINALS AT CEDAR PARK CENTER
To purchase a Calder Cup Finals playoff package, which offers fans the same seat for all three possible home games, fans may call 512-GO-STARS. To rent a suite for a home playoff game or book a group, those interested may call 512-GO-STARS. Individual tickets for playoff games at Cedar Park Center also can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000, visiting any Ticketmaster outlet or the Cedar Park Center box office, or online at ticketmaster.com.

WATCH PARTIES AT CEDAR PARK CENTER FOR GAMES 1 AND 2 OF THE CALDER CUP FINALS
Fans who want to watch the first two games of the Calder Cup Finals may do so at Cedar Park Center. The Texas Stars will host a pair of watch parties for Games 1 and 2 inside the bowl of Cedar Park Center. The Austin Diamond District Ice Girls will be on hand, providing numerous giveaways. The game will be broadcast on the four-sided HD video board above center ice and the audio of the radio broadcast will be played through the state-of-the-art sound system. Fans may sit in the Club Section and receive In-seat service for food and beverages. Admittance and parking to the event are free. The parking lot and doors at Cedar Park Center will open at 5:00 PM with the games starting at 6:00 pm. Cedar Park Center is running food and drink specials for the watch parties.

WEAR WHITE and Calder Cup Finals Promotions
The Texas Stars are asking fans to wear WHITE to Cedar Park Center for every home game of the 2010 Calder Cup Finals. For Game 3, the first, 5,000 fans will receive a Texas Stars playoff t-shirt, compliments of State Farm. For Games 4 and 5, the first, 5,000 fans will receive a pair of Texas Stars Thundersticks. Cedar Park Center will provide $2.00 domestic drafts and $1.00 hot dogs for all three home games.

Playoff Format
Four rounds, with each round slated as a best of seven series. The top four teams in each division qualify for playoffs. The teams play within their division for the first two rounds. The division winners will meet in the conference finals. The winner of the Western Conference will play the winner of the Eastern Conference for the Calder Cup. In order to take the Calder Cup, a team must win 16 games.

The Calder Cup
The coveted Calder Cup has been a motivational force for American Hockey League teams throughout the League's 73-year history. It is one of our sport’s greatest challenges and ultimate honors to hoist the Calder Cup in victory.

The trophy is named for Frank Calder, who served as the National Hockey League’s first President from 1917 to 1943. During the 1920’s, Mr. Calder was instrumental in guiding hockey into the mainstream of America’s major cities including Boston, New York, Detroit and Chicago, while helping in the formation of the American League.

The Calder Cup trophy itself was actually first awarded in 1938 to the Providence Reds for winning the second International-American Hockey League championship. (In 1996, George Parsons of the Syracuse Stars was presented the Calder Cup in a ceremony at the Onondaga County War Memorial, as it is believed the Stars never received a trophy for their 1937 championship.







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