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AHL Morning Skate: 4.29.17

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 5 – Sunday, 3:05 ET, AHL Live
(Series tied, 2-2)

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 – W-B/SCRANTON 2, Providence 1
Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 28 – Providence 4, W-B/SCRANTON 2
Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 30 – Providence at W-B/Scranton, 3:05
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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

Hershey hosts Lehigh Valley in Game 4 of their Atlantic Division semifinal series tonight… Chris Conner scored on a breakaway 1:49 into overtime as the Phantoms earned their first postseason win in nearly nine years, a 2-1 victory in Game 3 on Wednesday night to cut the Bears’ series lead to two games to one… Conner, who played for the Bears in 2014-15, is Lehigh Valley’s leading scorer in the series (1-3-4)… The Game 3 win was the Phantoms’ first in the Calder Cup Playoffs since May 1, 2008 — a 5-2 win by the Philadelphia Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton — snapping a 10-game postseason losing streak… Stanislav Galiev (2-2-4) scored for Hershey at 11:35 of the second period, but Lehigh Valley tied the score when Colin McDonald‘s shot from center ice early in the third period eluded Pheonix Copley (2-1, 1.90, .938)… With Anthony Stolarz and Alex Lyon both injured, Martin Ouellette (1-1, 2.46, .912) got the Game 3 start for Lehigh Valley and made 29 saves to pick up the win… The Phantoms are 2-for-8 on the power play in the series; the Bears are 0-for-7… The road team has won each of the first three games of the series.

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


 
(SYR wins series, 3-1)

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 – SYRACUSE 2, St. John’s 1 (OT)


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(TOR wins series, 3-1)

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 – TORONTO 2, Albany 1 (3OT)


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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 4 – Sunday, 7:00 ET, AHL Live
(SJ leads series, 2-1)

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 5, STOCKTON 3
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


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Game 4 – Monday, 10:00 ET, AHL Live
(SD leads series, 2-1)

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 – SAN DIEGO 3, Ontario 1
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
#WBSvsPRO: Bruins bounce back, force Game 5
#SYRvsSTJ: Dumont sends Crunch into second round
#TORvsALB: Holl of a finish for Marlies
#SJvsSTK: Barracuda bite late, earn Game 3 win
#SDvsONT: Gulls take Game 3 with late goal


Working Overtime
There have been 10 overtime games played in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs so far:

Apr. 28 – TORONTO 2, Albany 1 (Justin Holl, 46:43)
Apr. 28 – SYRACUSE 2, St. John’s 1 (Gabriel Dumont, 2:18)
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, two-time AHL All-Star and 2014 Baz Bastien Award winner Jake Allen made 14 of his 22 saves in the third period to help St. Louis to a 3-2 win over Nasvhille… Cam Talbot stopped 39 shots in Edmonton’s 2-1 win over Anaheim.


On This Date
April 29, 2006Marc-Andre Fleury makes 27 saves and Ryan Whitney posts a goal and an assist as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton takes a 5-4 victory over Bridgeport in Game 7.

April 29, 1995 – Garth Snow stops 35 shots, including an overtime penalty shot, in the Cornwall Aces’ 5-4 win over the Binghamton Rangers.


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