TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson is on to Round 2 of the AHL's Calder Cup Playoffs after a 3-0 win over San Jose Friday night at Tucson Arena.
The Roadrunners got a pair of goals from Mario Kempe to close out their best-of-five division semifinal series with the Barracuda 3-1.
This is the first series win in the Calder Cup Playoffs by a Coyotes affiliate since 2003, and first in a non-play-in qualifier since 1997.
Goaltender Adin Hill was perfect in net for the second straight night for Tucson, stopping all 25 shots faced to record back-to-back shutouts.
Captain Andrew Campbell had two assists for the Roadrunners, his second straight multi-point performance.
Neither team could take advantage of the power play. Tucson went 0-for-4 while the Barracuda failed on two chances with the man-advantage.
Tucson will host Game 1 of the Pacific Division Finals on Wednesday night against the Texas Stars. It's a best-of-seven series under the 2-3-2 format.
The Roadrunners won three of the four regular season meetings between the two teams.
Texas eliminated Ontario 3-1 in their divisional semifinal series.
The Pacific Division Finals schedule is as follows:
Game One Wednesday, May 2 Texas @ Tucson 7:05 p.m. Tucson Arena
Game Two Friday, May 4 Texas @ Tucson 7:05 p.m. Tucson Arena
Game Three Monday, May 7 Tucson @ Texas 7:00 p.m. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
Game Four Wednesday, May 9 Tucson @ Texas 7:00 p.m. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
Game Five* Friday, May 11 Tucson @ Texas 7:00 p.m. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park
Game Six* Sunday, May 13 Texas @ Tucson 7:05 p.m. Tucson Arena
Game Seven* Monday, May 14 Texas @ Tucson 7:05 p.m. Tucson Arena
* denotes if necessary