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2017 Calder Cup Playoff Primer

Updated 2017-04-15 8:11 AM EDT

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A daily look at the race to the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs. The 2016-17 regular season ends tonight.

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Friday’s Games:
Toronto 5 at St. John’s 3
Manitoba 1 at Cleveland 0
Charlotte 2 at Grand Rapids 3 (OT)
Binghamton 1 at Syracuse 4
Hartford 4 at Utica 5
Providence 4 at Lehigh Valley 5 (OT)
Albany 4 at Rochester 5
Bridgeport 0 at Springfield 7
Hershey 2 at W-B/Scranton 1
Chicago 2 at Iowa 3 (OT)
Rockford 2 at Milwaukee 6
Texas 1 at San Antonio 0
San Diego 4 at Ontario 3 (SO)
Bakersfield 1 at Stockton 2
Saturday’s Games:
Rochester at Albany – 5:00 PM EDT
Toronto at St. John’s – 7:30 PM NDT
Providence at Hershey – 7:00 PM EDT
Grand Rapids at Milwaukee – 6:00 PM CDT
Utica at Syracuse – 7:00 PM EDT
Lehigh Valley at Binghamton – 7:05 PM EDT
Hartford at Springfield – 7:05 PM EDT
Bridgeport at W-B/Scranton – 7:05 PM EDT
Charlotte at Chicago – 7:00 PM CDT
Iowa at Rockford – 7:00 PM CDT
San Antonio at Texas – 7:00 PM CDT
San Jose at Bakersfield – 6:00 PM PDT
Ontario at San Diego – 7:00 PM PDT
Tucson at Stockton – 7:30 PM PDT
– End regular season –
Sunday’s Games:
No games scheduled.


Clinching Scenarios:

St. John’s clinches a playoff berth on Saturday with:
(a) a win vs. Toronto, OR
(b) a Utica regulation loss at Syracuse,  OR
(c) an OTL/SOL vs. Toronto AND a Utica OTL/SOL at Syracuse
Utica clinches a playoff berth on Saturday with:
(a) a win at Syracuse AND a St. John’s loss (reg/OT/SO) at Toronto, OR
(b) an OTL/SOL at Syracuse AND a St. John’s regulation loss at Toronto
Charlotte clinches a playoff berth on Saturday with:
(a) a point at Chicago
Cleveland clinches a playoff berth on Saturday with:
(a) a Charlotte regulation loss at Chicago
Toronto clinches the North Division title on Saturday with:
(a) a point at St. John’s, OR
(b) a Syracuse loss (reg/OT/SO) vs. Utica
Syracuse clinches the North Division title on Saturday with:
(a) a win vs. Utica AND a Toronto regulation loss at St. John’s
Chicago clinches the Central Division title on Saturday with:
(a) a win vs. Charlotte, OR
(b) a Grand Rapids regulation loss at Milwaukee, OR
(c) an OTL/SOL vs. Charlotte AND a Grand Rapids OTL/SOL at Milwaukee
Grand Rapids clinches the Central Division title on Saturday with:
(a) a win at Milwaukee AND a Chicago loss (reg/OT/SO) vs. Charlotte, OR
(b) an OTL/SOL at Milwaukee AND a Chicago regulation loss vs. Charlotte
San Jose clinches the regular-season league title on Saturday with:
(a) a win at Bakersfield, OR
(b) a W-B/Scranton regulation loss vs. Bridgeport, OR
(c) an OTL/SOL at Bakersfield AND a W-B/Scranton OTL/SOL vs. Bridgeport
W-B/Scranton clinches the regular-season league title on Saturday with:
(a) a win vs. Bridgeport AND a San Jose loss (reg/OT/SO) at Bakersfield, OR
(b) an OTL/SOL vs. Bridgeport AND a San Jose regulation loss at Bakersfield


Matchups if the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs started today:

A1 W-B/Scranton
A4
C1 Chicago
C4 
A2 Lehigh Valley
A3 Providence
C2 Grand Rapids
C3 Milwaukee
N1 Toronto
N4 
P1 San Jose
P4 
N2 Syracuse
N3 Albany
P2 San Diego
P3 Ontario

2017 Calder Cup Playoffs Qualification Rules:

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In 2016-17, the AHL will have 16 teams participating in the postseason.

The top four teams in each of the AHL’s four divisions as ranked by points percentage (points earned divided by points available) will qualify for the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Home-ice advantage in all series will be granted to the team with the higher points percentage.

The division semifinals will be best-of-five series. All other series are in a best-of-seven format.

Following are the tiebreaking procedures used in the event of a tie in points percentage in the standings, regardless of division, following the completion of the regular season. When a tie among three or more teams is broken resulting in a two-team tie, the original tiebreaking method is used.

Between two teams:
a) percentage of games won (excluding shootout wins)
b) points in season series between teams
c) goal differential
d) goals scored in season series between teams
e) intra-conference points percentage

Among three or more teams:
a) percentage of games won (excluding shootout wins)
b) points percentage in combined season series
c) goal differential
d) goal differential in combined season series
e) intra-conference points percentage