The Stockton Thunder earned the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and will open the 2011 Kelly Cup Playoffs against the No. 6 seed Utah Grizzlies in a best-of-five series (2-3 format). Game 1 will hit the ice on Tuesday at 6:05 p.m. at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah.
The Thunder finished second in the Pacific Division, tying a franchise record with 86 points and a 37-23-12 record.