The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders dropped the first game of their United States Hockey League playoff series against Dubuque last night, 6-3.

The Riders have been giving up a lot of goals lately -- they've surrendered four goals or more in four of their last seven games. The Riders will need to shore up the defense if they hope to get revenge against a Dubuque team that knocked them out of last year's USHL playoffs.

The good news: The Riders return to The Stable for Game 2 of this best-of-five series on Friday night. Game starts at 7:05. Game 3 will also be at home on Saturday evening.

Get out this weekend and cheer on the Riders to some victories!