Gameday Preview: Western Conference Final Shifts to Sioux Falls, SD for Game #3
Sioux Falls, SD. - The Tri-City Storm travel to the Denny Sanford Premiere Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota tonight for Game #3 of the Western Conference Final against the Sioux Falls Stampede. The Viaero Center in Kearney is hosting the official watch party for tonight's playoff game. Puck drop for tonight's game is set for 7:05pm.
Tri-City (3-2, #1 Seed) dropped Game #2 of the Western Conference Final on Wednesday night at the Viaero Center by a final score of 4-1 to fall behind two games in the best of five series. Tri-City now faces an elimination game for the first time this postseason and seeks to force a Game #4 tomorrow night at the Denny Sanford Premiere Center with a win in tonight's game. In the regular season, Tri-City split two games on the road against the Stampede. The Storm clinched a spot in the 2019 Clark Cup Playoffs by defeating the Stampede by a final score of 3-1 on March 2nd. Tri-City has not lost three consecutive games in regulation time all season and seeks to snap its current two game winless streak tonight in Sioux Falls. Two wins this weekend by the Storm on the road would force a series deciding Game #5 on Tuesday at the Viaero Center in Kearney. The broadcast for tonight's game will begin at 6:45pm on HockeyTV, Storm Radio, and will be shown at the team's official watch party at the Viaero Center.
Sioux Falls (7-1, #3 Seed) has won four consecutive games in the 2019 Clark Cup playoffs, the most of any team. The Stampede have outscored the Storm 7-1 through the first two games of the Western Conference Final, and a win tonight would send the organization back to the Clark Cup Final for the first time in five years. Sioux Falls previously won the Clark Cup in 2007 & 2015. The Stampede is currently tied with the Chicago Steel for the most goals scored this postseason (23). Sioux Falls won its only game against the Storm in the four game regular season series by a final score of 4-1 on March 1st. The Stampede finished the 2018-2019 regular season with a home record of 23-5-1-2, and the team currently holds a perfect 4-0 record when playing on home ice in the 2019 Clark Cup playoffs.
Today's playoff game is set to begin at 7:05pm CT, and will be streamed on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. For Clark Cup Playoff tickets, and additional information on the Storm, visit www.StormHockey.com or call 308-338-8144.
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