Shots from the Point for Friday, April 4 (Playoff Edition)


April 4, 2014 (Playoff Edition)

Opening Round

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Opening Round – (best-of-7)
Arizona Sundogs vs. Missouri Mavericks
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 4 – Arizona at Missouri, 7:05
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 6 – Arizona at Missouri, 7:05
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 9 – Missouri at Arizona, 6:35
Game 4 – Fri., Apr.11 – Missouri at Arizona, 7:05
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 12 – Missouri at Arizona, 7:05
*Game 6 – Tue., Apr. 15 – Arizona at Missouri, 7:05
*Game 7 – Wed., Apr. 16 – Arizona at Missouri, 7:05

Series Notes:
-Missouri won the season series winning all four games against the Sundogs outscoring Arizona 14-5.  The teams combined for 272 penalty minutes in the four regular season games.
-Mavs forward Andrew Courtney won the Easton Player of the Month for March thanks to 12 goals and 10 assists during the month.  Courtney has scored eight goals over his last five games and has points in 15 straight games.
-The series pits two of the top goalies in the league with 35 win Shane Owen of Missouri going against 29 win Andrew Engelage of Arizona.  The pair rank second and third in the CHL in GAA with Owen at 2.58 and Engelage at 2.46.
-Arizona’s Shawn Limpright and Brandon Coccimiglio each have seven goals over their last 10 games.

Opening Round – (best-of-7)

Tulsa Oilers vs. Denver Cutthroats
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 4 – Denver at Tulsa, 7:35
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 5 – Denver at Tulsa, 7:35
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 9 – Tulsa at Denver, 7:00
Game 4 – Fri., Apr.11 – Tulsa at Denver, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 12 – Tulsa at Denver, 6:00
*Game 6 – Tue., Apr. 15 – Denver at Tulsa, 7:05
*Game 7 – Thu., Apr. 17 – Tulsa at Denver, 7:00

Series Notes:
-Tulsa has scored just nine goals in the six games in the season series versus the Cutthroats being shut out twice.  Blair Macaulay and Michel Beausoleil each have two goals against the Cutthroats.
-Denver defenseman Steve Kaunisto has two goals and two assists in the series against the Oilers with both goals serving as the game winner.
-The Fish will be playing their seventh and eighth straight road games as they finished the season with six consecutive away from home (went 3-2-1).  The series starts in Tulsa due to building availability issues at the BOK Center later in the series.
-Tulsa forward Todd Robinson scored a remarkable 74 points (17-57=74) in 48 games and enters the post-season with five consecutive multiple-point games.  Last season with Allen, Robinson won the Cup leading the league in playoff scoring with 22 points in 19 games.

Opening Round – (best-of-7)
Brampton Beast vs. Allen Americans (Americans lead series 2-0)
Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 2 – Brampton 2 at Allen 7
Game 2 – Thu., Apr. 3 – Brampton 3 at Allen 5
Game 3 – Thu., Apr. 10 – Allen at Brampton, 7:00
Game 4 – Fri., Apr.11 – Allen at Brampton, 7:30
*Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 13 – Allen at Brampton, 4:00
*Game 6 – Wed., Apr. 16 – Brampton at Allen, 7:05
*Game 7 – Thu., Apr. 17 – Brampton at Allen, 7:05

Series Notes:
-Allen has now won five straight home games dating back to last season thanks to wins in Game’s 1 and 2 of the series against Brampton. 
-The teams have combined for 11 first period goals through the first two games of the series with Allen scoring six goals and Brampton scoring five goals.
-CHL Most Outstanding Defenseman Tyler Ludwig leads all skaters with five points in the post-season (two goals and three assists) and in 27 career CHL playoff games, has scored seven goals with 14 assists.
-The Beast have had goals scored by five different skaters with Michael MacIsaac leading the way with a goal and two assists (three points).

Opening Round – (best-of-7)
Quad City Mallards vs. Rapid City Rush
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 4 – Quad City at Rapid City, 7:05
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 5 – Quad City at Rapid City, 7:05
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 9 – Rapid City at Quad City, 7:05
Game 4 – Fri., Apr.11 – Rapid City at Quad City, 7:05
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 12 – Rapid City at Quad City, 7:05
*Game 6 – Tue., Apr. 15 – Quad City at Rapid City, 7:05
*Game 7 – Wed., Apr. 16 – Quad City at Rapid City, 7:05

Series Notes:
-The Rush are 7-1 all-time in Game 1’s in their playoff history but have been dismissed in the Opening Round during the last two post-seasons.  Last year, the Rush won the first two games of their series against the Missouri Mavericks but then dropped four straight to lose the series four games to two.
-The Mallards are looking for their first CHL playoff series win as they have dropped both series’ they have been in including last season against the Fort Worth Brahmas (four games to one).
-The Rush have several former Mallards players including Bobby Preece, Ryan Palmer, Eric Giosa, Jared Brown and Anthony Perdicaro.
-Rapid City’s Jared Brown scored goals in each of his team’s last six games.

 



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