North Division Semifinals -- Best of 7 -- 1-0 Lake Erie
Manitoba trips up Lake Erie 3-2 in overtime; ties the series at one game a piece. The Monsters were out shot 43-36. After falling behind 1-0, the Monsters tied up the game on a David Van der Gulik (1) power play goal with 26 seconds remaining in the first period.
After no scoring in the second period, Julien Brouillette (1) gave the Monsters a 2-1 lead past the midway point of the third period. Yet, the Moose would tie up the game with 50 seconds remaining in regulation. Rick Rypien scored the game winner for Manitoba at the 8:03 mark of the first overtime.
John Grahame stopped 40 shots in the loss. Former Avalanche farm hand, Tyler Weiman, started the game for Manitoba. Matt Ford led the team in shots with nine. The series shifts to Manitoba on Tuesday.
Western Conference Semifinals -- Best of 7 -- 3-2 Portland
Portland doubles up Kelowna 4-2; wins the series in six games. The Rockets held a 47-39 shot advantage. In what was likely his final game in a Rockets uniform, Tyson Barrie assisted on a third period power play goal. He was minus two for the game. Barrie was named the second star of the game. He finishes the playoffs with two goals and nine assists in 10 games.
Troy Rutkowski did not factor in on the scoring. Portland will face the Spokane/ Tri-City winner in the Western Conference Finals. Barrie is eligible to join the Lake Erie Monsters on an amateur tryout.