Gaining momentum in the playoffs is huge, just ask the IceHogs, once winners of 6 straight playoff games. But now the K-Wings have reeled off a few wins of their own.
So series tied at 2..heading into tonights pivotal Game 5 at the MetroCentre. Hogs get goin right away in this one...Up 2-1 already...Kevin Ulanski...Picks up the loose puck off the save and lights the lamp...Hogs up 3-1. In the second...Nick Bootland...The slapper..great save by Frederic Cloutier...Cloutier has just been untouchable at home...29 saves on the night
Still in the second...Great pass here by Matt Gens...Finding Jason Ralph all alone....he adds some padding to the Hogs lead. 4-1 Hogs. Rockford just getting it done on all ends of the spectrum tonight.....The Chaz Johnson express is now boarding....What a hit by Johnson.
And with time winding down in the third...Preston mizzi gets this one to go near the net...6 goals by the Hogs...Rockford takes 3-2 series lead as the series heads back to Kalamazoo. After the game the 23 Sports Ticket caught up with the man who had two of those 6 goals..Mr. Kevin Ulanski.
"ULANSKI: Last night wasn't a night that my line wanted anyhow. We finished the game minus three or minus four. We're not going to win many games when were at that stat. Tonight it was huge for us to come out early and get a couple of those to go for us."
So Game 6 between the Hogs and the K-Wings will be in Kalamazoo on Tuesday...Start time set for 6:00. Game 7 if necessary will be played in Rockford on Thursday at 7:30