The Fort Worth Brahmas needed only five games to defeat Quad City in their CHL opening-round playoff series, but don’t try to convince coach Dan Wildfong that the series win was simple.“It definitely wasn’t easy — two overtime games and a one-goal game,” Wildfong said. “I don’t think that’s ever easy.”The Brahmas, who finished third in the CHL standings during the regular season, won the first two games at home and took two of three on the road.They face Wichita in the second round as the best-of-seven series begins at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday in Wichita. The Thunder, which finished second in the CHL, swept Arizona in the first round, outscoring the Sundogs 13-7.In the series against Quad City, the Brahmas were formidable when either team was at a disadvantage, scoring five power-play goals and one short-handed goal. They allowed two power-play goals and also contained Mallards star Mickey Lang, who was second in the league in goals during the regular season but was held goalless in two of the games against Fort Worth.Rookie goaltender Kristofer Westblom recorded all four victories, posting a 1.80 goals-against average and capping the series with 19 saves in a 1-0 shutout in Game 5. The Brahmas defense kept Quad City’s offense in check and provided offense. Captain Ross Rouleau, who missed the opening game, led the team with four points, all assists. Defenseman Eric Tallent notched two goals and an assist, and Nick Schneider added a goal and two assists.Forward John Snowden, who led the team with 53 points along with Tomas Klempa in the regular season, clinched Game 2 with an overtime goal and added a goal and an assist later in the series. Veteran Adam Hogg also had three points as did Shawn Szydlowski, who missed the first two games of the series after being called up by Rochester of the AHL.“The home-ice advantage helped us,” said Wildfong, whose team was second in the league with 20 home victories. “We also got good goaltending the whole first series. Other than that, our work ethic got it done for us.”Wichita, which led the CHL in scoring by averaging 3.6 goals per game, was the league’s most dominant home team, posting a 25-6-2 mark.The teams meet in the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Last season, Wichita eliminated Fort Worth 4-2 in the conference finals before falling to Fort Wayne in the CHL championship. The Brahmas were 3-4-1 against the Thunder during the regular season.