Wow, That Was Fast

It only took six days, but the Mavs swept the Evansville IceMen in the first round of the Turner Conference bracket of the CHL playoffs.  Here are links to the summaries of each game, and video highlights (if available).

Game One
Mavs Win 3-2
Game One Summary
Game One Video:

Game Two
Mavs Win 7-1
Game Two Summary

Game Three
Mavs Win 3-2 in OT
Game Three Summary

Game Four
Mavs Win 3-1
Game Four Summary
Game Four Video:
This is the third time in three years of existence that the Mavs have made it to the second round of the playoffs, but the first time they have made it to the Conference Finals (the previous two years the second round was a semi-final round).

The Mavericks are patiently waiting for the winner of the Fort Wayne and Rapid City matchup.  Fort Wayne leads the series 3-1, and can wrap it up at home on Sunday.  As mentioned before, the Mavs tied the season series with Fort Wayne (1-1), and a 4-1 record against Rapid City.

On the Berry Conference side of the bracket, Wichita leads Rio Grande Valley 3-1, with the next game this Saturday in Wichita.  They will play the winner of Texas and Allen(, Texas...).  Their next game is this Friday at (North Richland Hills,) Texas.

Grab some Conference Finals tickets over at the Mavs official site.

Hey, also, you should be reading any and all of the hockey coverage on Grantand.  It's easy to avoid Bill Simmons if that's a problem for you.  So, what are you waiting for?  Go.  GO!

s/t to Katie Baker