North Division Semifinals -- Best of 7 -- 3-1 Lake Erie
Manitoba shuts down Lake Erie 2-0; forces a game six. The Moose out shot the Monsters 31-26. The Monsters did kill off both Moose power play opportunities and have stopped all 21 man advantage chances for Manitoba.
Both Manitoba goals, one an empty net tally, came in the final frame. Jason Bacashihua was the man between the pipes for the Monsters and made 29 saves. He was named the second star of the game. Greg Mauldin led all Monsters skaters in shots with six. The Monsters will get their second chance to close out the series on Sunday.
Western Conference Finals -- Best of 7 -- Game 1
Spokane steals game one, upends Portland 2-1. Despite being the road underdog, the Chiefs out shot the Winterhawks 43-28. Portland finished 0-3 on the power play. Troy Rutkowski was plus one for the contest. Game two is set for Sunday.