|Game 1 (OT)|
Brett Ritchie snapped home a shot with 11:44 gone by in overtime, giving the Texas Stars a 3-2 road win over the Milwaukee Admirals in the opener of their Western Conference quarterfinal on Friday.
The Admirals host Game 2 on Saturday.
Patrik Cehlin and Zach Hamill scored power-play goals for Milwaukee, which was outshot 44-31 for the game. Magnus Hellberg, who was named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week last week after going 4-0-0 and helping the Admirals clinch a playoff berth on the last day of the season, turned aside 41 shots.
Texas improved to 7-5 all-time in playoff overtime games. Milwaukee fell to 13-8.