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AHL Morning Skate: 4.27.17

Take a game-day spin around the AHL ice with latest news and notes from the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs in today’s AHL Morning Skate.

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Game 3 – 7:05 ET, AHL Live
(Series tied, 1-1)

All even at one game apiece, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton hosts Providence tonight in Game 3 of their Atlantic Division semifinal series… Facing the possibility of an 0-2 deficit, the Penguins tied Sunday’s Game 2 with 1:03 left in regulation and then won it, 6-5, on Derrick Pouliot‘s goal at 7:49 of overtime… Wilkes-Barre’s David Warsofsky, who had two goals in 30 career Calder Cup Playoff contests entering Sunday, scored twice in a span of 23 seconds of Game 2, part of a four-point afternoon… Josh Archibald also scored twice for the Penguins, and Kevin Porter tied a franchise playoff record with four assists… Chris Porter notched a pair of goals for the Bruins, who erased a 3-0 deficit with three second-period markers… Tommy Cross, in his return to the Providence lineup after beginning the postseason with the parent Boston Bruins, added a goal and two assists… The Penguins’ Casey DeSmith and the Bruins’ Zane McIntyre, the top two goaltenders in the AHL in terms of goals-against average and save percentage during the regular season, combined to allow 11 goals on 77 shots (.857) in Game 2… The Penguins are now 12-7 against the Bruins in playoff games since 2013, including 6-2 in overtime.

Atlantic Division Semifinals – Series “A” (best-of-5)
A1-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. A4-Providence Bruins
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 21 – PROVIDENCE 2, W-B/Scranton 1
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 23 – W-B/Scranton 6, PROVIDENCE 5 (OT)
Game 3 – Thu., Apr. 27 – Providence at W-B/Scranton, 7:05
Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 28 – Providence at W-B/Scranton, 7:05
*Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 30 – Providence at W-B/Scranton, 3:05
*if necessary… All times Eastern


 
Game 4 – Saturday, 7:00 ET, AHL Live
(HER leads series, 2-1)

Atlantic Division Semifinals – Series “B” (best-of-5)
A2-Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. A3-Hershey Bears
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 21 – Hershey 1, LEHIGH VALLEY 0 (OT)
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 22 – Hershey 5, LEHIGH VALLEY 4
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 26 – Lehigh Valley 2, HERSHEY 1 (OT)
Game 4 – Sat., Apr. 29 – Lehigh Valley at Hershey, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 30 – Hershey at Lehigh Valley, 5:05
*if necessary… All times Eastern


 
Game 4 – Friday, 7:00 ET, AHL Live
(SYR leads series, 2-1)

North Division Semifinals – Series “C” (best-of-5)
N1-Syracuse Crunch vs. N4-St. John’s IceCaps
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 21 – ST. JOHN’S 2, Syracuse 1
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 22 – Syracuse 4, ST. JOHN’S 3 (2OT)
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 26 – SYRACUSE 3, St. John’s 2
Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 28 – St. John’s at Syracuse, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 29 – St. John’s at Syracuse, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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Game 4 – Friday, 7:00 ET, AHL Live
(TOR leads series, 2-1)

North Division Semifinals – Series “D” (best-of-5)
N2-Toronto Marlies vs. N3-Albany Devils
Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 20 – ALBANY 3, Toronto 0
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 22 – Toronto 6, ALBANY 2
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 26 – TORONTO 3, Albany 2 (OT)
Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 28 – Albany at Toronto, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 29 – Albany at Toronto, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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(CHI wins series, 3-2)

Central Division Semifinals – Series “E” (best-of-5)
C1-Chicago Wolves vs. C4-Charlotte Checkers
Game 1 – Thu., Apr. 20 – CHARLOTTE 4, Chicago 0
Game 2 – Fri., Apr. 21 – Chicago 3, CHARLOTTE 2
Game 3 – Sun., Apr. 23 – Charlotte 4, CHICAGO 3 (OT)
Game 4 – Tue., Apr. 25 – CHICAGO 5, Charlotte 1
Game 5 – Wed., Apr. 26 – CHICAGO 3, Charlotte 2


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(GR wins series, 3-0)

Central Division Semifinals – Series “F” (best-of-5)
C2-Grand Rapids Griffins vs. C3-Milwaukee Admirals
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 21 – GRAND RAPIDS 4, Milwaukee 3 (OT)
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 23 – GRAND RAPIDS 5, Milwaukee 2
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 26 – Grand Rapids 3, MILWAUKEE 2 (OT)


 
Game 3 – Friday, 10:00 ET, AHL Live
(Series tied, 1-1)

Pacific Division Semifinals – Series “G” (best-of-5)
P1-San Jose Barracuda vs. P4-Stockton Heat
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 21 – SAN JOSE 4, Stockton 0
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 23 – Stockton 6, SAN JOSE 4 
Game 3 – Fri., Apr. 28 – San Jose at Stockton, 10:00
Game 4 – Sun., Apr. 30 – San Jose at Stockton, 7:00
*Game 5 – Tue., May 2 – Stockton at San Jose, 10:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


 
Game 3 – Friday, 10:00 ET, AHL Live
(Series tied, 1-1)

Pacific Division Semifinals – Series “H” (best-of-5)
P2-San Diego Gulls vs. P3-Ontario Reign
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 21 – Ontario 3, SAN DIEGO 2
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 22 – San Diego 2, ONTARIO 1
Game 3 – Fri., Apr. 28 – Ontario at San Diego, 10:00
Game 4 – Mon., May 1 – San Diego at Ontario, 10:00
*Game 5 – Tue., May 2 – Ontario at San Diego, 10:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


Yesterday’s Recaps
#LVvsHER: Conner lifts Phantoms to first playoff win
#SYRvsSTJ: Crunch take series lead with Game 3 win
#TORvsALB: Greening lifts Marlies with OT winner
#CHIvsCHA: Wolves survive and advance in Game 5
#GRvsMIL: Griffins finish sweep with OT win


Working Overtime
There have been 8 overtime games played in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs so far:

Apr. 26 – Grand Rapids 3, MILWAUKEE 2 (Kyle Criscuolo, 10:03)
Apr. 26 – TORONTO 3, Albany 2 (Colin Greening, 0:45)
Apr. 26 – Lehigh Valley 2, HERSHEY 1 (Chris Conner, 1:49)
Apr. 23 – Charlotte 4, CHICAGO 3 (Connor Brickley, 9:28)
Apr. 23 – W-B/Scranton 6, PROVIDENCE 5 (Derrick Pouliot, 7:49)
Apr. 22 – Syracuse 4, ST. JOHN’S 3 (Tye McGinn, 30:37)
Apr. 21 – GRAND RAPIDS 4, Milwaukee 3 (Tomas Nosek, 9:32)
Apr. 21 – Hershey 1, LEHIGH VALLEY 0 (Nathan Walker, 7:38)


Alumni Watch
In Stanley Cup Playoff action last night, 2010 AHL All-Star P.K. Subban recorded a goal and two assists and 2004 Calder Cup champion Vernon Fiddler scored the winning goal to lift Nashville past St. Louis, 4-3… Leon Draisaitl had a goal and three assists and Adam Larsson added two goals and an assist as Edmonton defeated Anaheim, 5-3.


On This Date
April 27, 2013 – Richard Panik scores 6:36 into overtime as Syracuse opens its first-round series with a 4-3 win over Portland.

April 27, 1997 – Manny Legace makes 35 saves and Kevin Brown scores 10:20 into overtime as Springfield defeats Portland, 1-0, in a winner-take-all Game 5, capping a comeback from an 0-2 series deficit.


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