They pulled it off. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, dead in the water, facing the top team in the league, needing four in a row with the last two on the road… They pulled it off.
Brad Thiessen made 34 saves for another shutout. He made 141 on 143 shots in those four wins. Chad Kolarik (other teams remain not so lucky) had another big night. Trevor Smith* scored again. Jonathan puts a lot of it into context; The League did the historical context this morning.
So it’s Pens-Syracuse beginning Saturday, Grand Rapids-OKC beginning Friday.
*-Got a somewhat random laugh out of Elite Prospects today. Kurtis McLean and Mike Iggulden both signed new contracts, McLean to go back to Finland with HIFK, Iggulden going to Vityaz Chekhov of the KHL, on the day Smith played a Game 7. Party like it’s 2009.