Sam Anas scored twice and Joel Hofer made 35 saves as the Springfield Thunderbirds opened the Atlantic Division Finals with a 6-0 win over the Charlotte Checkers at the MassMutual Center on Sunday afternoon.
Joey Daccord made 23 saves and Max McCormick scored his first three career postseason goals, sending the Charlotte Checkers into the next round with a 4-0 win over Bridgeport on Monday night.
Simon Holmstrom scored his first of two goals with 4:37 remaining in regulation as Bridgeport staved off elimination with a 3-2 win in Charlotte on Saturday afternoon.
Zac Dalpe completed his first career playoff hat trick with 3:36 gone in the second overtime as Charlotte prevailed, 7-6, in a wild Game 2 at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport.
Gustav Olofsson scored the tie-breaking goal with 3:20 to play as Charlotte shook off the rust and defeated Bridgeport, 3-2, in Game 1 of their Atlantic Division semifinal series on Tuesday.
Rest? Rust? Both? Who knows? Let’s see. The Charlotte Checkers, Stockton Heat, and Utica Comets all play their first postseason games tonight following extended time off.
Joey Daccord is back with Seattle for the season’s final week before rejoining the Charlotte Checkers for the Calder Cup Playoffs.
The Charlotte Checkers have two games remaining on their regular season schedule and then they are headed for the Calder Cup Playoffs. Beyond that – what position they will end up in, who they will play, when they will play, how many rounds they will have to play – hinges on a high-stakes weekend.
The Charlotte Checkers clinched a berth in the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs on Friday night with a 3-2 victory over the Hartford Wolf Pack.
Wherever Joey Daccord spends next winter, he will miss these Charlotte Checkers.