Monday, April 11 - Playoff Edition
Semi Finals Series Capsules
Berry Conference Semi Finals (best-of-5)
Allen Americans (1) vs. Odessa Jackalopes (5)
Thursday, April 14- Odessa at Allen, 7:30 CT
Sunday, April 17- Odessa at Allen, 6:00 CT
Tuesday, April 19- Allen at Odessa, 7:05 CT
Thursday, April 21- Allen at Odessa, 7:05 CT (if necessary)
Friday, April 22- Odessa at Allen, 7:30 CT (if necessary)
-The Americans and Jackalopes meet for the second straight season in the playoffs with Allen winning last year in Game Seven of their epic battle.
-The Jacks have the league’s top scorer from the regular season, Sebastien Thinel, who had 10 points (1-9=10) against Allen this season. He finished the year with 110 points (35-75=110).
-Allen goalie Chris Whitley has stopped 82 of 87 shots (.943 save percentage) so far in the post-season and has yet to taste defeat. His 1.67 GAA is tied for third lowest in the playoffs thus far.
Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (2) vs. Tulsa Oilers (3)
Friday, April 15- Tulsa at Bossier-Shreveport, 7:05 CT
Saturday, April 16- Tulsa at Bossier-Shreveport, 7:05 CT
Tuesday, April 19- Bossier-Shreveport at Tulsa, 7:05 CT
Friday, April 22- Bossier-Shreveport at Tulsa, 7:35 CT
Saturday, April 23- Tulsa at Bossier-Shreveport, 7:05 CT
-The all-time rivalry between the two clubs is very lopsided with Bossier-Shreveport winning 20 of the last 22 meetings and going 42-11-0 in the all-time series. Tulsa’s win on January 15th over the Mudbugs ended a 16-game win streak for Bossier-Shreveport over Tulsa.
-Tulsa’s Chad Costello is the top point scorer in the playoffs with 11 points (4-7=11). The 84-point scorer during the regular season had points in all five games in the series with Mississippi and had multiple-point games in four of the contests.
-Bossier-Shreveport is one of two teams (Allen) that has not allowed a power play goal in the playoffs. The Mudbugs stopped all 19 PP chances for Arizona.
Turner Conference Semi Finals (best-of-5)
Rapid City Rush (1) vs. Fort Wayne Komets (6)
Friday, April 15- Fort Wayne at Rapid City, 7:05 MT
Saturday, April 16- Fort Wayne at Rapid City, 7:05 MT
Wednesday, April 20- Rapid City at Fort Wayne, 7:30 ET
Friday, April 22- Rapid City at Fort Wayne, 8:00 ET
Sunday, April 24- Fort Wayne at Rapid City, 6:05 MT
-The Rush and Komets met twice during the regular season with the Rush winning both contests (one at each home venue).
-Rapid City has the league’s best power play in the post-season connecting five times in 13 chances, good for a 38.5% success rate.
-Komets forward Mathieu Curadeau is averaging more than two and a half points per game with eight points (4-4=8) in three games. Curadeau has two game winning goals and two shorthanded goals in the playoffs so far.
Colorado Eagles (2) vs. Missouri Mavericks (4)
Friday, April 15- Missouri at Colorado, 7:05 CT
Saturday, April 16- Missouri at Colorado, 7:05 CT
Tuesday, April 19- Colorado at Missouri, 7:05 CT
Thursday, April 21- Colorado at Missouri, 7:05 CT
Saturday, April 23- Missouri at Colorado, 7:05 CT
-Colorado goaltender Andrew Penner was brilliant in his time in net in the Opening Round going 3-0 with a shutout and a 1.14 GAA. Penner allowed just three goals on 70 shots.
-Missouri defenseman Ray DiLauro is tied for the lead among defensemen with five points (2-3=5). Fort Wayne’s Frankie DeAngelis and Tulsa’s Derek Eastman also have five points.
-The Eagles and Mavs played five one-goal games versus each other this season and Missouri goaltender Robby Nolan was sharp versus the Eagles going 5-2-1 with a .924 save percentage.