By Steve Silver
Las Vegas Sun
LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Wranglers had to wait longer than usual to take advantage of their home ice advantage in the Pacific Division finals.
But home ice was extra sweet Monday as the Wranglers crashed the Thunder 4-2 in front of 5,389 fans Monday night at the Orleans Arena to take a 3-2 lead in the series.
Despite having to play three of their first four games on the road due to a scheduling conflict at the Orleans Arena, the Wranglers, who are 5-1 at home this postseason, are now just one game away from the National Conference finals.
Stockton, which has yet to win in Las Vegas this season, would have to snag two consecutive victories at the Orleans Arena to eliminate the Wranglers.
“Our confidence is high, but we know we still have three periods we have to win in a row,” said Wranglers forward Adam Miller, who notched one goal and an assist Monday. “The series isn’t over, but we are happy right now in our spot.”