Needing five games apiece to move on, the Central Division Final features the #1 and #3 seeds, the Chicago Wolves and Iowa Wild.
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.
PROVIDENCE, RI- The Charlotte Checkers and Providence Bruins opened their Atlantic Division Semifinal with a flurry of offense in a nine-goal affair.
Despite five total goals, it was the goalies who shined in Friday night's opening round of the Calder Cup playoffs. In a battle of two Calder Cup playoff first-timers, the Condors got the last laugh as Bakersfield defeated Colorado 3-2.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Check out the best shots from The Sin Bin's Sarah Hobday from game two of the Eastern Conference Final between the Charlotte Checkers and Toronto Marlies!
“I’M DISAPPOINTED THAT WE DIDN’T PUSH BACK… WHEN THERE’S NO PUSHBACK, YOU DON’T HAVE NET PRESENCE, YOU DON’T HAVE FORECHECKS, YOU’RE NOT HITTING, YOU’RE GOING BACK AND YOU’RE DEFENDING LONGER THAN YOU SHOULD. I THINK IT’S ALL A RESULT BECAUSE WE WERE GETTING OUTWORKED BY THE END OF IT. OUTWORKED AND OUTCOMPETED, OUTBATTLED IN THE LAST 30 MINUTES AND THEY WERE ABLE TO WIN A GAME AND REALLY EMBARRASSED US IN THE PROCESS.”
A 1-1 series meant that Tuesday's game three between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Chicago Wolves was really the first in a now best-of-three series.
Friday night, two Calder Cup hopefuls from the Pacific Division begin the next stage in their 2018-19 campaigns.
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.
Check out this best shots collection by The Sin Bin's Tina Roszkowski, from the decisive game six between the San Diego Gulls and Chicago Wolves in the Western Conference Final.