WHL WESTERN CONFERENCE SEMI-FINALS
Game 3: (1) Tri-City Americans 3 @ (4) Seattle Thunderbirds 2
Tri-City leads Best of 7 series 2-1
G Riku Helenius, SEA:
Game: Loss, 42 saves on 45 shots
Playoffs: 9 GP, 4-4-1, 2.70 GAA, .911 sv%
Game 2 summaries for Lethbridge and Seattle.
Green Bay Gamblers 2 @ Chicago Steel 3
W/C Luca Cunti, CHI: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM, 2 shots on goal
Chicago ended their season with a win over last place Green Bay. As the East Divisionâ€™s No.4 seed, the Steel will open their first round playoff matchup against the top-seeded Indiana Ice on Thursday. Indiana won the season series 4-3 over Chicago, though the Steel pounded the Ice 10-3 in November.
Cunti ended his regular season with 11 goals and 21 assists for 32 points in 34 games. He had a plus-16 rating and 37 penalty minutes while averaging more than 2 shots per game.
The Lightning pull out a dramatic victory in the Steve Stamkos sweeps in the final game of the year.
Mike Smith stopped 20 of 23 shots for the loss.
Matt Smaby was -1 in 17:27 with 2 shots and 1 blocked shot.
The big payoff? The Lightning now have a 48.2% chance of getting the #1 pick in the draft this summer and super prospect center Steve Stamkos of Sarnia.
Paul Szczechura brings the house down in the home finale.
Marc Denis stopped 27 of 29 shots for the win.
NOR Segal, (11) (Rosehill), 13:35
NOR Kearns, (9) (Wanvig, Keller), 17:09
ALB Mormina, (4) (McLeod, Blanchard), 0:11
ALB Blanchard, (9) (Ward, Murray), 8:12
NOR Keller, (14) (Szczechura, Segal), 2:38
NOR Szczechura, (14) (Quick, Jones), 4:29 (PP)
NOR Szczechura, (15) (Wanvig, Schneider), 19:07 (EN)
The Admirals finish the season 18-19-3 at home.
Box score from TheAHL.com.