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AHL Morning Skate: 5.23.17

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 – Wednesday, 7:00 ET, AHL Live
(Series tied, 1-1)

Providence tied up the Eastern Conference Finals at one game apiece with a 2-1 win over Syracuse on Sunday night (recap)… Jordan Szwarz scored both Bruins goals, including the winner 8:28 into overtime… Game 3 is tomorrow in Syracuse, where the Crunch are 6-0 in these playoffs… The Bruins were also tied 1-1 in each of the first two rounds this postseason; in both, they lost Game 3 before rallying to win the series.

Eastern Conference Finals – Series “M” (best-of-7)
A4-Providence Bruins vs. N1-Syracuse Crunch
Game 1 – Fri., May 19 – Syracuse 6, PROVIDENCE 3 | Recap
Game 2 – Sun., May 21 – PROVIDENCE 2, Syracuse 1 (OT) | Recap
Game 3 – Wed., May 24 – Providence at Syracuse, 7:00
Game 4 – Fri., May 26 – Providence at Syracuse, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., May 27 – Providence at Syracuse, 7:00
*Game 6 – Tue., May 30 – Syracuse at Providence, 7:05
*Game 7 – Wed., May 31 – Syracuse at Providence, 7:05
*if necessary… All times Eastern



Game 3 – Wednesday, 7:00 ET, AHL Live
(Series tied, 1-1)
 

San Jose scored three power-play goals and evened the Western Conference Finals with a 4-2 win over Grand Rapids in Game 2 on Sunday (recap)… Barracuda forward Ryan Carpenter continues to lead the AHL in goals and points this postseason (8-8-16)… The series moves to Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids for the next three games beginning Wednesday night… The Griffins are 4-0 at home in these playoffs; the Barracuda are 4-1 on the road.

Western Conference Finals – Series “N” (best-of-7)
P1-San Jose Barracuda vs. C2-Grand Rapids Griffins
Game 1 – Sat., May 20 – Grand Rapids 3, SAN JOSE 1 | Recap
Game 2 – Sun., May 21 – SAN JOSE 4, Grand Rapids 2 | Recap
Game 3 – Wed., May 24 – San Jose at Grand Rapids, 7:00
Game 4 – Fri., May 26 – San Jose at Grand Rapids, 7:00
Game 5 – Sat., May 27 – San Jose at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*Game 6 – Tue., May 30 – Grand Rapids at San Jose, 10:00
*Game 7 – Wed., May 31 – Grand Rapids at San Jose, 10:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


Working Overtime
There have been 17 overtime games played in the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs so far:

May 21 – PROVIDENCE 2, Syracuse 1 (Jordan Szwarz, 8:28)
May 14 – Hershey 3, PROVIDENCE 2 (Madison Bowey, 1:58)
May 11 – Hershey 2, PROVIDENCE 1 (Chris Bourque, 7:14)
May 10 – San Jose 4, SAN DIEGO 3 (Timo Meier, 17:40)
May 7 – HERSHEY 3, Providence 2 (Travis Boyd, 5:44)
May 5 – San Diego 3, SAN JOSE 2 (Kevin Roy, 0:38)
*May 2 – SAN JOSE 2, Stockton 1 (Ryan Carpenter, 8:52)
*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)
*clinched series


Alumni Watch
In the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs yesterday, 2014 AHL All-Star Colton Sissons recorded a hat trick, including the tie-breaking goal with 6:00 left in regulation, as Nashville advanced to the Stanley Cup Final with a 6-3 win over Anaheim… Austin Watson scored twice and Pontus Åberg had two assists as Milwaukee Admirals grads accounted for all six goals and 13 total points… Two-time AHL All-Star Pekka Rinne made 38 saves… Peter Laviolette, a 1999 Calder Cup champion as head coach of the Providence Bruins, became the fourth coach in NHL history to lead three different teams to the Stanley Cup Final… Ondrej Kase and Chris Wagner, who both played for the AHL’s San Diego Gulls this season, scored for the Ducks last night.


On This Date
May 23, 1987 – Rochester wins its fifth Calder Cup championship with a 4-2 victory at Sherbrooke in Game 7 of the Finals.


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