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Shots from the Point for April 22

April 22, 2011 - Central Hockey League (CHL) News Release

Berry Conference Semi Finals (best-of-5)

Allen Americans (1) vs. Odessa Jackalopes (5)

Thursday, April 14- Odessa 3 at Allen 2

Sunday, April 17- Odessa 5 at Allen 2

Tuesday, April 19- Allen 3 at Odessa 1

Thursday, April 21- Allen 5 at Odessa 3 (Series tied 2-2)

Friday, April 22- Odessa at Allen, 7:30 CT

Allen/Odessa Series Notes:

-The road team has won the first four games in the series so far.

-The Americans have won back-to-back games in the series and on Friday night will look to become just the third team in the 19-year history of the CHL to win a best-of-5 series after trailing 0-2. Tulsa became the second team earlier in this year's playoffs.

-Allen's Judd Blackwater had his third two-goal game of the playoffs in Game Four and is tied for the league lead with six goals in the post-season.

Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs (2) vs. Tulsa Oilers (3)

Friday, April 15- Tulsa 5 at Bossier-Shreveport 4 (OT)

Saturday, April 16- Tulsa 1 at Bossier-Shreveport 6

Tuesday, April 19- Bossier-Shreveport 2 at Tulsa 3 (Oilers lead series 2-1)

Friday, April 22- Bossier-Shreveport at Tulsa, 7:35 CT

Saturday, April 23- Tulsa at Bossier-Shreveport, 7:05 CT

Bossier-Shreveport/Tulsa Series Notes:

-Ian Keserich's 44-save gem in Game Three marked his first CHL post-season victory in his third playoff game (saw action with Mississippi in 2008).

-The Mudbugs are 3-0 when leading after two periods this post-season.

-Tulsa's Chad Costello is tied for the league lead with 15 points in the playoffs matching the totals of Odessa's Sebastien Thinel and Todd Robinson.

Turner Conference Semi Finals (best-of-5)

Rapid City Rush (1) vs. Fort Wayne Komets (6)

Friday, April 15- Fort Wayne 2 at Rapid City 5

Saturday, April 16- Fort Wayne 3 at Rapid City 4

Wednesday, April 20- Rapid City 4 at Fort Wayne 5 (OT) (Rush lead series 2-1)

Friday, April 22- Rapid City at Fort Wayne, 8:00 ET

Sunday, April 24- Fort Wayne at Rapid City, 6:05 MT

Rapid City/Fort Wayne Series Notes:

-Kevin Reiter saw his first action of the 2011 playoffs in Game Three making 27 saves and earning the OT win. Nick Boucher had played every minute of Fort Wayne's previous five playoff games and was carrying a 15-game home win streak during the playoffs.

-Fort Wayne forward Mathieu Curadeau leads all post-season skaters with three game winning goals. He has scored the winner in all but one of the Komets wins this playoff season. The CHL record for GWG's in a single post-season is five.

-Despite taking the loss in Game Three, Rapid City goaltender Tim Boron is 8-4 all-time in the post-season with three shutouts and a 2.08 goals against average.

Colorado Eagles (2) vs. Missouri Mavericks (4)

Friday, April 15- Missouri 2 at Colorado 5

Saturday, April 16- Missouri 1 at Colorado 5

Tuesday, April 19- Colorado 3 at Missouri 4

Thursday, April 21- Colorado 2 at Missouri 1 (Eagles win series 3-1)

Colorado/Missouri Series Notes:

-The Eagles have advanced to the conference finals marking the sixth time in the last seven seasons they have moved at least as far as the conference finals. Colorado has played in the Presidents' Cup Finals four times winning the Cup twice.

-Thursday's Game Four win by the Eagles was their 100th playoff game in franchise history. Colorado is 57-43 all-time in post-season action.

-Missouri forward Ryan Jardine has three goals and two assists in his team's last three games and finished the post-season with a team-high 11 points (5-6=11).

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