This is the third time the teams have squared off in the opening round of the AHL Playoffs. Houston swept the Rivermen in four games in 2006 and won in seven games in 2009. Houston went 2-3-1-0 versus the Rivermen this season.
Face off is 7:05 p.m. Tickets for games 'A' and 'B' of the West Division Semifinals are on sale now. Tickets are available for purchase by calling (866) GO-AEROS, the Toyota Center Box Office, AEROS.com and at select Randalls locations.