The Lynx won twice over the weekend – 6-3 in Game 3 on Friday night and 5-2 in Game 4 on Saturday evening – to sweep the North River Flames in the best-of-seven semifinal series. The Crapaud-based Lynx, who finished the regular season in second place, will face the winner of the Tignish-Belfast semifinal series.
Lynx 5 Flames 2
At the APM Centre in Cornwall, the visiting Lynx scored three unanswered goals in the second period to turn a 2-1 lead after one period into a 5-1 cushion at the end of two.
Greg Beckingham (2-1), Morgan Watts (2) and Evan Harding scored for the Lynx. Marshall Thomas (2), Chad Murphy, Spencer Dougay and Rob Miller earned assists.
Bradley Vukicevic (1-1) and Justin Holroyd answered for the Flames.
Winning goaltender John Miller stopped 26 of 28 shots. Taylor Doyle gave up five goals on 34 shots for the Flames.
Lynx 6 Flames 3
At the South Shore Actiplex in Crapaud, the Lynx erupted for four second-period goals to turn a 2-1 deficit after 20 minutes into a 5-3 lead following two periods.
Miller (2-1), Dougay (1-1), Beckingham (1-1), Watts and Murphy provided all the offensive production for the Lynx.
Vukicevic, Brennan Dalziel and Cameron MacMurdo countered for the Flames.
Lynx goaltender Dylan Garnhum turned in a 34-save effort, and Doyle allowed six goals on 25 shots.