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CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 12: Jordan Eberle #7 of the Oklahoma City Barons falls to the ice as David van der Gulik #7, Bill Thomas #29, and Brad Malone #42 of the Lake Erie Monsters chase the puck during their game on October 12, 2012 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Trailing the play is Barons' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #18. The Monsters defeated the Barons 2-1. (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND – The Lake Erie Monsters have announced the schedule for the second round of the playoffs.

This is the first time the Monsters have advanced to the second round of the American Hockey League’s Calder Cup playoffs.

The first series, which was best-of-five, was a sweep for the Monsters. They defeated the Rockford IceHogs to advance.

This series, which is best-of-seven, will be up against the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The Q will host games 1 and 2 next week before the teams travel to Grand Rapids for games 3 and 4. If necessary, game 5 will be back at The Q next Saturday.

Check out the entire schedule right here:

Game 1 – Thursday, May 5th – Monsters vs. Griffins – 7:00 p.m.
Game 2 – Saturday, May 7th – Monsters vs. Griffins – Noon
Game 3 – Sunday, May 8th – Monsters @ Griffins – 4:00 p.m.
Game 4 – Tuesday, May 10th – Monsters @ Griffins – 7:00 p.m.
*Game 5 – Saturday, May 14th – Monsters vs. Griffins – 7:00 p.m.
*Game 6 – Monday, May 16th – Monsters @ Griffins – 7:00 p.m.
*Game 7 – Tuesday, May 17th – Monsters vs Griffins – 7:00 p.m.

* If necessary

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