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Tailing the Komets

CHL notes on conference finals

Turner Conference

Series Notes:
-The Rapid City Rush are hoping to become the first team since the 2006 CHL Finals to come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a series.  The Laredo Bucks fell behind Bossier-Shreveport 3-1 before rallying to win three straight games and the Presidents' Cup.
-Colorado is looking to make their fifth trip to the CHL Finals in their eighth season as a franchise.  The Eagles won the title in 2005 and 2007 and then fell to Arizona in 2008 and Texas in 2009.
-Rookie Adam Chorneyko leads the Eagles in scoring during the post-season with 15 points (4-11=15).
-Colorado is 5-1 at home during the playoffs outscoring the opposition 27-16.  The Eagles have won five straight home contests after losing their opening game in the first round to the Quad City Mallards.
-The Eagles are the lone remaining playoff team that has not allowed a shorthanded goal.  Conversely, Colorado has scored a pair of shorthanded goals (Riley Nelson, Jason Beatty).
-The first period has been good to Rapid City as they are a +11 against the opposition in the opening period (21-10).  Meanwhile, the Eagles are -3 in the opening period (11-14).
-Colorado is the top defensive team in the playoffs allowing 2.46 goals per game.
-Eagles forward Adam Hogg had one playoff goal in 19 games with the Eagles during the 2009 and 2010 post-seasons but has scored five goals in this year's post-season (10 games).
-Dating back to the conference semi finals, the Rapid City Rush have lost four straight road playoff games (two versus Fort Wayne and two versus Colorado).
-Rush forward Les Reaney (the 2010 CHL Playoff Most Valuable Player) ranks second in the league in playoff scoring with 18 points (8-10=18), the most by any player on any remaining team.

Berry Conference

Series Notes:
-Bossier-Shreveport returns to the CHL Finals for the third time (2004, 2006, 2011) and are looking to win their fourth championship.  The Mudbugs won the WPHL Championship three straight years (1999, 2000 and 2001).
-Bossier-Shreveport has won five straight games as the home team (although one of those games was played at the Allen Event Center).  The

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Mon, 05/09/2011 - 1:28pm

Go Rush !!!!!!!!!

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 3:10pm

GO EAGLES!!! Rush are done!!!

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 6:57pm

Go Rush!!!

Hockey Fan for Life
Mon, 05/09/2011 - 8:13pm

Go Eagles. The rush are cheapshot goons.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:19pm

Both teams scored a shorty tonight so that streak by Colorado is now over... and the Rush forced a Game 7 on Wednesday night.

But the real question is... will Bossier-Shreveport be able to have any home games in the finals or did the company that operates the CenturyTel Center book a weeks worth of dates to Sesame Street Live rehearsals or some other such garbage?

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 7:13am

Rush Win !!!! Game 7 is on the horizon.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 11:01am

Quite a win for RC in Colorado. Down 2-0 with 23 minutes left, they had to overcome 4 Colorado Power-Plays in the final 23 minutes (including one with 3:59 left), win on the road in front of 5,300 hostile fans, and score 3 goals of their own. Mission accomplished.

Tue, 05/10/2011 - 12:44pm

Absolutely a Big win for the Rush !!!!