Here is the press release:
HAMILTON BLANKS TEXAS 3-0, CLAIMS 3-2 SERIES LEAD
Game 6 is on Monday at 6:30 PM (CT) in Hamilton
Cedar Park, TX - The Texas Stars (10-6) were defeated by the Hamilton Bulldogs (11-6) 3-0 on Saturday night in front of 5,020 fans at Cedar Park Center in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals. Bulldogs goaltender Curtis Sanford stopped all 23 Texas shots, lifting Hamilton to a 3-2 series lead over the Stars. Hamilton center David Desharnais scored a goal and added an assist as Hamilton claimed its fourth road win in the postseason. Texas goalie Matt Climie (3-3) made 30 saves in the defeat. Game 6 will be in Hamilton on Monday, May 24th at 6:30 PM (CT).
With 6:38 remaining in the first period, the Bulldogs opened the scoring with a power-play goal. Defenseman Shawn Belle fired a shot that bounced off of a Stars defender and Ryan Russell picked up the rebound, and sending a shot past Texas goalie Matt Climie for the 1-0 lead. David Desharnais also tallied an assist on Russell's seventh goal of the playoffs.
At 3:37 of the second period, the Bulldogs increased their lead to 2-0 when winger Mike Glumac found a rebound in the slot and fired a shot past Climie. Forward Grant Stevenson and defenseman Alex Henry notched assists on Glumac's team-leading 11th tally of the postseason. At 15:33 of the middle frame, Hamilton extended its lead to 3-0 after Desharnais carried the puck from the right-wing circle to the slot and sent a wristshot past Climie on the gloveside. Belle assisted Desharnais' ninth goal of the playoffs.
Western Conference Finals Schedule (best of seven)
Game 1 - Texas 2 at Hamilton 3 (OT)
Game 2 - Texas 1 at Hamilton 3
Game 3 - Hamilton 4 at Texas 5 (OT)
Game 4 - Hamilton 1 at Texas 2 (OT)
Game 5 - Hamilton 3 at Texas 0 (HAM leads series 3-2)
Game 6 - Mon., May 24 - Texas at Hamilton, 6:30 pm CT
*Game 7 - Wed., May 26 - Texas at Hamilton, 6:30 pm CT
Games 6 and 7 will be in Hamilton, starting with Game 6 on Monday, May 24th at 6:30 PM (CT). If necessary, Game 7 is slated for Wednesday, May 26th at 6:30 PM (CT)