DALLAS — The Stars' second-round playoff matchup is set.
The Seattle Kraken on Sunday night earned an upset Game 7 win over the Colorado Avalanche, meaning the Kraken will advance to the second round to face the Dallas Stars.
The Stars knocked out the Minnesota Wild with a 4-1 victory on the road Friday night, taking the series 4-2.
Because the Stars were the higher seed entering the playoffs, they'll get home ice advantage against the Kraken. That means Dallas will host Games 1 and 2 at the American Airlines Center, beginning Tuesday night.
Here's the schedule, as it stands now, via the NHL:
Game 1 | Tuesday, May 2 at 8:30 p.m. CT | American Airlines Center | TV: ESPN, SN, CBC, TVAS
Game 2 | Thursday, May 4 8:30 p.m. CT | American Airlines Center | TV: TNT, SN, CBC, TVAS
Game 3 | Sunday, May 7 at 8:30 p.m. CT | Climate Pledge Arena | TV: TBS, SN, TVAS
Game 4 | Tuesday, May 9 at 8:30 p.m. CT | Climate Pledge Arena | TV: ESPN, SN, TVAS
Game 5 | Thursday, May 11 (time TBD)* | American Airlines Center | TV: TNT, SN, TVAS
Game 6 | Saturday, May 13 (time TBD)* | Climate Pledge Arena | TV: ESPN, SN, TVAS
Game 7 | Monday, May 15 (time TBD)* | American Airlines Center | TV: ESPN, SN, TVAS
* If necessary
Fans can buy tickets to the second round games through the NHL here.
Pavelski banged his head hard on the ice after a blindside hit from Matt Dumba midway through the second period of Dallas’ double-overtime loss in Game 1 on April 17 that didn’t even draw a major penalty.
“I think Pavs going down early in that series rattled us a little bit,” DeBoer said. “I thought we were getting better as the series went on. So we worked through some stuff against a really tough opponent and proud of our group.”