For the third time this postseason, the Chicago Wolves had come back from a series deficit. And for the third time, they found themselves in a position to eliminate their opponent.
It was a game of special teams breakdowns as Colorado and Bakersfield combined for one successful powerplay of the 14 total. Following an impressive, clean game one, both teams came out playing significantly more physical.
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.
May 2nd brought with it game two of the opening round match up between the Chicago Wolves, who were looking to double their series lead, and the Iowa Wild, who wanted to steal one game before returning home.
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.
Needing five games apiece to move on, the Central Division Final features the #1 and #3 seeds, the Chicago Wolves and Iowa Wild.
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.
Check out this best shots collection from Sarah Hobday from game four of the opening round series between the Providence Bruins and Charlotte Checkers!
The Chicago Wolves had come back from two series deficits, 1-0 and 2-1, in order to force a game five against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Entering Sunday’s rubber match, head coach Rocky Thompson noted Chicago would only move onto the second round if it excelled at its own style of play, and did not allow Grand Rapids to get under its skin.
BAKERSFIELD, Ca. - It took a three-goal third period for the Condors to send the Colorado Eagles home.