The minor league team of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Lake Erie Monsters, advance in the AHL Calder Cup playoffs to the Western Conference semifinals after sweeping the farm team of the Chicago Blackhawks, the Rockford Ice Hogs, 3 games to 0, in the best of five series.
In game one in Rockford, the Monsters beat the Ice Hogs, 5-2. For Rockford, they got goals from Tyler Motte and Dennis Rasmussen. For the Monsters, they got goals from Sonny Milano, Zach Werenski, Dean Kukan, Alex Broadhurst, and Trent Vogelhuber.
In game two, the final score was LEM with 5, and RCK with 1. The Hogs' lone goal from Ryan Hartman. For the Monsters, they got goals from Josh Anderson (3), Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Lukas Sedlak.
In game three, at the "Q" (Quicken Loans Arena), the final score was LEM with 5, and RCK with 3. The Ice Hogs' goals came from Jonathan Carlsson, Tyler Monte, and Mark McNeill; the Monsters' goals came from Zach Werenski, Josh Anderson, Ryan Craig, Oliver Bjorkstrand, and Daniel Zaar.
What are your thoughts on the Monsters? How far will they go?
Could they win it all?
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