Taking it one step at a time, the Spokane Chiefs hope a home win in Game 6 on Tuesday will give them their shot in Game 7. Read story
The Spokane-Everett series winner will advance to the Western Conference semifinals against the Portland-Seattle series winner.
Portland leads Seattle 3-2 heading in to Tuesday's game at Kent, Washington. Their Game 7 would be Wednesday, the same night as a potential Chiefs-Silvertips Game 7.
Those two series are the only undecided first-round matchups. Second-round series starting Friday are: Regina at Brandon; Calgary at Medicine Hat; and Victoria at Kelowna.