Barons general manager Bill Scott said there have been some challenges in getting a workable playoff schedule in place.
But save one minor conflict in the later rounds that he expects to be resolved, things have fell into place.
A large slate of high school and college graduations scheduled at the Cox Center in May might make it difficult for the Barons to get in many weekend playoff games.
“The building has been really good at working with us,” Scott said before Oklahoma City trimmed Houston 2-1 on Friday night. “We have enough dates that we'll be all right.”
OPENING ON THE ROAD
After Sunday's regular-season finale on the road at San Antonio, the Barons might have to wait around in Alamo City to determine where they will go to start the American Hockey League playoffs.
A change in the format for the first round this season will have the Barons starting the playoffs on the road.
The first round was trimmed to a best-of-5 series, with the higher-seeded team getting the choice to play the first two games at home or the final three. The Barons, who will be the higher seeded team for winning the Western Division championship, will keep home-ice advantage and play the final three games at the Cox Center.
The Barons announced earlier this week that all upper-level tickets during the playoffs will be sold for $10. Tickets are currently on sale.
1. Yann Danis, Barons: The AHL's outstanding goaltender showed why, turning away 23 of 24 Houston shots to improve 26-13-2-5.
2. Teemu Hartikainen, Barons: The 21-year-old Finn added a spark to the Barons' top forward line, with an assist and a second-period scrap in his return from the NHL.
3. Mark Arcobello, Barons: Broke a six-game goal scoring drought with what proved to be the game-winner midway through the second period.
BARONS ANNOUNCE AWARD WINNERS
The Barons announced their team award winners during the intermissions Friday.
*Goaltender Yann Danis, who earlier this week was named the American Hockey League's outstanding goaltender, earned the team Most Valuable Player Award.
*Ryan Keller (21 goals, 28 assists) was named the Barons' Forward of the Year. Keller was a scratch for Friday's game, just his third scratch of the season.
Keller aggravated an upper-body injury earlier in the week and will miss the final two regular-season games before returning for the playoffs.
*Veteran Bryan Helmer was named the Defenseman of the Year. Earlier in the week, Helmer was selected as the Barons' Man of the Year for community service.
*Defenseman Kirill Tulupov earned Fan Favorite honors.
The Barons (44-21-9) will close the regular season with a 7 p.m. Saturday game vs. the Texas Stars in Austin and a 3:30 p.m. game Sunday at San Antonio.