CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Toronto Marlies led 3-0 late in the second and looked to be coasting to a huge 2-0 series lead, but the Charlotte Checkers did not go quietly into the night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C.- The Charlotte Checkers have been the best team all season, but they now face the defending champion Toronto Marlies in the East Final. Toronto's postseason experience was on display in game one.
The 2019 Western Conference Final features two teams who are relatively unfamiliar with one another - the Chicago Wolves and San Diego Gulls. In fact, the only two meetings ever between the two teams occurred last season when they split the series 1-1.
Facing elimination for the second straight game, the Condors needed a solid defensive effort with the goal support they had throughout most of the regular season. It was Kalle Kossila and the Gulls who brought the fire in game six, as San Diego defeated Bakersfield 6-2, ending their historic season.
ROSEMONT, Ill - After allowing the Iowa Wild to tie the series at two games in Des Moines, the Wolves bounced back with a huge game...
For the third time this series, it took more than 60 minutes to decide a winner. In fact, it took more than one overtime as Josh Currie ended game five nearly seven minutes into the second overtime frame to give the Condors a 2-1 win.
After taking the first two matches at home, the Chicago Wolves suddenly found themselves tied 2-2 in the 2019 Central Division Finals against the Iowa Wild.
Late in the third period, Tyler Benson scored one of the most important goals of his young professional career, sending Wednesday night's game three to overtime. Bakersfield went on to win 7-6, cutting San Diego's series lead to 2-1.
The Charlotte Checkers came into game four in Hershey one win away from a series sweep of the Hershey Bears and a trip to the Eastern Conference Final.
After the Chicago Wolves won the first two games with seeming ease, Andrew Hammond has found his groove in net for the Iowa Wild. While Chicago was the better team in game three, his 26-save game three shutout began closing the series gap for Iowa. Entering game four, the series lead was now just 2-1.