CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - When the Charlotte Checkers take the ice Saturday night at Bojangles' Coliseum, they'll be fighting for their playoff lives facing elimination down three games to one in their best-of-seven second round series against Lehigh Valley.
The Checkers are coming off a heartbreaking loss in game four Wednesday night into Thursday morning when they lost 2-1 in quintuple overtime in the longest game in AHL history.
This time the Checkers hope to give their fans a victory to send the series back to Lehigh Valley for game six Monday and hopefully a decisive game seven Friday.
They're relying on their fans to give them a big boost Saturday, offering them some big promotions and encouraging tailgating in the Bojangles' Coliseum parking lot before the game with music, food and beverage sales including $1 hot dogs..
If you're still needing tickets, they're offering a family pack which includes four tickets for $60, a savings of 40 percent off the box office price.
You can get all the highlights of the game with Ashley Stroehlein on Sports Saturday Night on WBTV News at 11.