Not that any of this has any bearing whatsoever on Saturday night's Game 2 of the Kelly Cup Finals between the Alaska Aces and Cincinnati Cyclones, but here's how the Aces have done in three previous Games 2s of the Finals, all of which were likewise on home ice.
In 2011, on the way to winning the Cup in five games, the Aces used defenseman Bryan Miller's power-play strike for a 3-2 win over the Kalamazoo Wings and a 2-0 series lead.
In 2009, the Aces beat the South Carolina Stingrays 3-1 in Game 2 to even the series at 1-1 -- South Carolina won Game 7, 4-2 on an empty netter, at Sullivan to seize the Cup.
In 2006, the Aces beat the Gwinnett Gladiators 4-3 in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in a series they won in five games to collect the first Cup in franchise history. All four of Alaska's series wins were one-goal victories.
By DOYLE WOODY, adn.com