Down On The Farm: Calder Cup ADSF Edition, Apr. 21
The Pirates are tied with the Whale at 2 games each in their best-of-seven Atlantic Division semifinal series. Chris Roy with the story (published yesterday morning)…
Pirates looking to regain their edge
Up two games-to-none in the AHL Atlantic Division semifinal, the Portland Pirates missed a prime opportunity to take control of the best-of-seven series, dropping Game 3 on Sunday, followed Game 4 on Tuesday night, both held at the XL Center.
Despite the momentum shift now being in the Whale’s favor, the Pirates aren’t in panic mode as they still hold home ice advantage in what has now become a best-of-three series, starting with Game 5 on Thursday night at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
The Pirates have played well at home, posting the second-best home win percentage (.713) in the AHL, going 25-8-6-1 on the season.
“It’s a nice feeling (to have home ice advantage),” said Pirates captain Matt Ellis. “We’ve played some really good hockey in that building this year and that’s the one thing we need to focus on. We get the opportunity to go home. We’ve worked hard for home ice advantage (this season), but it’s about what we do next game.”
The Pirates and the Whale drop the puck on game five tonight at 7PM. Listen live using News-Talk WLOB 95.5′s streaming player.