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AHL Morning Skate: 5.1.17

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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(PRO wins series, 3-2)

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 2, W-B/SCRANTON 1


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(HER wins series, 3-2)

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 4, HERSHEY 1
Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 30 – Hershey 3, LEHIGH VALLEY 2


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(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)


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Game 5 – Tuesday, 10:00 ET, AHL Live
(Series tied, 2-2)

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 – STOCKTON 5, San Jose 3
Game 5 – Tue., May 2 – Stockton at San Jose, 10:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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

Game 4 of the Pacific Division semifinals between San Diego and Ontario is tonight at Citizens Business Bank Arena, with the host Reign looking to extend the series and keep its season alive… The Gulls took a 2-1 lead with a 3-1 win in Game 3 on Friday night, getting the winning goal from Nic Kerdiles with just 1:33 left in regulation… Kalle Kossila (1-2-3) and Antoine Laganiere (1-1-2) also scored for the Gulls and Jhonas Enroth (2-1, 1.67, .946) stopped 38 of 39 shots… Mike Amadio had the Reign’s only tally in Game 3, and Jack Campbell (1-2, 2.03, .929) made 24 saves in the loss… Ontario has had only three different goal-scorers in the series: Amadio (2-0-2), Jonny Brodzinski (2-0-2) and T.J. Hensick (1-1-2)… San Diego forwards Kerdiles (2-1-3) and Ondrej Kase (0-1-1) were both recalled by the parent Anaheim Ducks on Saturday… The Gulls have won five of their seven trips to Ontario this season, including a Game 2 victory in this series… The Reign’s power play, third-best in the AHL in the regular season (22.9 percent), is 1-for-10 in the series.

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: McIntyre, Heinen lead Bruins into second round
#LVvsHER: Road, sweet road for Bears
#SJvsSTK: Heat turn it up late, force Game 5


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 yesterday, Nashville defeated St. Louis, 3-1, getting offensive contributions from Milwaukee Admirals alumni Ryan Ellis (1g), Roman Josi (1g), Colton Sissons (2a), Filip Forsberg (1a), Mattias Ekholm (1a) and Harry Zolnierczyk (1a)… Shea Theodore (2a), Brandon Montour (1a) and Chris Wagner (1g) — all members of the San Diego Gulls earlier this season — found the scoresheet in Anaheim’s 6-3 win over Edmonton.


On This Date
May 1, 2005 – Ilya Bryzgalov makes 23 saves and Mark Popovic scores with 13 seconds left in regulation as Cincinnati stuns defending champion Milwaukee, 4-3, in Game 7 of their first-round series, capping a comeback from a 3-1 series deficit.

May 1, 1971 – The Springfield Kings wrap up a Calder Cup championship with a 5-3 win over the Providence Reds.

May 1, 1963 – In the first AHL game ever played in the month of May, the Buffalo Bisons defeat Hershey, 6-2, in Game 7 of the Calder Cup Finals at the Aud in Buffalo.


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