Quarter-Final -- Best-of-7 -- 2-1 Shawinigan
Chicoutimi ties up the series, trips up Shawinigan 2-1. Dillon Donnelly was penalized for tripping in the third period. The Cataractes came up empty on five power play chances. The club had a slight edge in shots 31-28. Game five is on Friday evening.
Western Conference Semifinals -- Best-of-7 -- 3-0 Portland
Kamloops staves off elimination, comes back to beat Portland 5-4. The Winterhawks opened the game with four goals in the first period, but allowed five unanswered tallies by the Blazers. Troy Rutkowski was plus three for Portland and assisted on Ty Rattie's 13th goal of the postseason. He was penalized for roughing in the third period. Portland will try to close out the series on Saturday.