Game Preview: Solar Bears at Stingrays
South Division Semifinals: Game 5
WHO: South Division Semifinals - Game 5: Orlando Solar Bears at South Carolina Stingrays
VENUE: North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, S.C.
DATE: Saturday, April 20 at 7:05 p.m.
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WATCH PARTY: Cecil's Texas-Style Bar-B-Q - 2800 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32806
TONIGHT: The Orlando Solar Bears (3-1) continue the 2019 Playoffs, presented by XYMOPrint, as they look to advance to the second round of the postseason for the second year in a row with a Game 5 victory in their best-of-seven South Division Semifinals against the South Carolina Stingrays (1-3).
MAKE IT FOUR: After dropping the first game of the series, Orlando is firmly in the driver's seat, winning its last three matches. A win tonight will allow the Solar Bears to match their record for consecutive wins in the Kelly Cup Playoffs, which had been achieved last year in a four-game sweep of the Stingrays. A victory tonight will also give the team its third consecutive win on the road, which would set a new Solar Bears playoff record.
SOMPPI IN: Following his reassignment from Syracuse by the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier in the day, rookie forward Otto Somppi will skate tonight on a line with Troy Bourke and Chris LeBlanc. LeBlanc and Bourke have a combined six points (2g-4a) through the first four games of the series. Prior to his recall in early April, Somppi went on a tear of 13 points (6g-7a) in 10 games from March 13-31.
LOHAN GETS ASSIST: Defenseman Kevin Lohan retroactively received an assist on Chris LeBlanc's second goal in Game 4, as he chipped the puck ahead to Jonne Tammela, leading to the 2-on-1 chance that resulted in LeBlanc's goal. The rookie blueliner and Alexander Kuqali also matched a franchise playoff single-game record by recording a +4 rating in Friday's win, and the pair lead the team in the postseason with an overall +5.
2019 Playoffs Presented by XYMOPrint:
Tickets for the Orlando Solar Bears 2019 Playoffs, presented by XYMOPrint, are now on sale. Game 6 of the South Division Semifinals, if necessary, will take place on Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Amway Center. Tickets can also be purchased via ticketmaster.com or the Amway Center box office.
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