The Springfield Pics will face the Syracuse Stars in a best-of-three series starting Thursday at 12:30 pm.
The Pics finished 2nd in their division, earning them a first round bye, along with division winner Connecticut Nighthawks.
The Syracuse Stars advanced to the second round of the Northeast Division by defeating the Rochester Monarchs 3-1, and 4-0 respectively last weekend.
The Pics have only faced the Syracuse Stars once this season, losing a close one to them 2-1. Josh Bliss got the only Pic goal in the match-up.
The Pics will play again tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 12:30pm, then again (if necessary) on Saturday at 8:30pm. Only Saturday's game (if necessary) will be streamed on HockeyTV, with Eric Richardson providing play-by-play coverage.