Series math: 2 + 2 = tie


Randy Russon
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April 26, 2018

Depending on what side of the equation you are on, there are a number of ways to study the Ontario Hockey League playoff series between Soo Greyhounds and Kitchener Rangers.

But any way it is looked at, the fact of the matter is the best-of-seven Western Conference final is tied at two games apiece.

Another fact is that the home team has yet to lose, with the Greyhounds opening the set with two straight wins at the Essar Centre and the Rangers following the script with two victories of their own at Memorial Auditorium.

Yet another fact is that despite having lost two straight games, the Soo still holds home-ice advantage.

Game 5 in the series is slated for Friday in the Soo with Game 6 planned for Sunday in Kitchener.

If a seventh-and-deciding game is needed, it will be played in the Soo on Monday.

Momentum?

Not sure if physics factors into this.

As the Greyhounds showed in a previous series victory over the Owen Sound Attack, they have the ability to bounce back from a bad game.

And the Rangers have displayed a penchant to come from behind, doing so in a previous series triumph over the Sarnia Sting and to tie this one with the Greyhounds.

What we have so far in this series is a stalemate.

The Greyhounds won Games 1 and 2 by 3-2 and 4-2 scores and the Rangers took Games 3 and 4 by 3-0 and 7-4 margins.

Speaking of margins, there is now little room for error for both sides.

Tied at two games each, it is now a best-of-three series.

Play on. Play it out.

PHOTO: Playoff series action between the Soo Greyhounds and Kitchener Rangers. (Photo by Peter Lee/Waterloo Region Record.)


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  1. Hate to be critical about the hounds. But they sure didnt look the no. One team in the ohl on my tv. Last night. Hope they pick it up .

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