This playoff series with the Rapid City Rush has been a tooth and nail fight from the start. Low scores, tough battles for momentum. There really hasn't been a 'Home Ice Advantage' for either team. But tonight the Mallards have the near-perfect scenario with the way this first-round has gone. A win tonight at the iWireless Center puts them in a win-1-out-of-2 in Rapids City next week. They can do that, that's how we started this series.

Problem is, so have the Rush. They already have a win here in the Quad Cities. Two confident teams take to the ice tonight in Moline.

My prediction: Winner of this game will take the series. Make you kinda want to be there?

Go Mallards!

Gretchen Holtz/QC Mallards Boosters