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AHL Morning Skate: May 13



Take a game-day spin around the AHL ice with latest news and notes from
the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs in today’s Morning Skate.

Complete Schedule || Playoff Brackets || Today’s Scoreboard || League Leaders

   
Game 6 – 7:05 ET, AHL Live
(Hershey leads series, 3-2)
  

The Hershey Bears can move on to the Eastern Conference Finals with one more victory as they take a 3-2 series lead into Game 6 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre tonight… Hershey grabbed a 5-3 win in Game 5 on Wednesday night, with former Penguin Zach Sill scoring the game-winning goal on a shorthanded breakaway early in the third period… Sill (1-3-4), who played 277 regular-season games and 60 postseason contests with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton from 2009-14, also had two assists in Game 5… Jakub Vrana (4-5-9) and Carter Camper (3-4-7) recorded a goal and an assist each for Hershey, which built a 3-0 lead before Wilkes-Barre battled back to tie on goals by Tom Kostopoulos (4-3-7), Josh Archibald (1-1-2) and Tom Sestito (1-3-4)… Sill’s game-winning goal was the fourth shorthanded marker allowed by the Penguins this postseason… Justin Peters (6-3, 1.44, .947) allowed more than two goals for just the second time in nine starts this postseason but earned the Game 5 victory with 29 saves… Tristan Jarry (1-0, 2.24, .902) and Casey DeSmith (4-3, 2.49, .923) split Wilkes-Barre’s goaltending duties in Game 5… The Penguins are an impressive 15-5 on home ice when facing elimination in their history, including 6-1 since 2012… In 17 head-to-head meetings between these teams this season, the club scoring the game’s first goal is now 17-0.

Atlantic Division Finals – Series “I” (best-of-7)
A1-Hershey Bears vs. A3-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Game 1 – Wed., May 4 – W-B/Scranton 4, HERSHEY 0
Game 2 – Fri., May 6 – HERSHEY 2, W-B/Scranton 0
Game 3 – Sat., May 7 – Hershey 5, W-B/SCRANTON 2
Game 4 – Mon., May 9 – W-B/SCRANTON 2, Hershey 1 (OT)
Game 5 – Wed., May 11 – HERSHEY 5, W-B/Scranton 3
Game 6 – Fri., May 13 – Hershey at W-B/Scranton, 7:05
*Game 7 – Sun., May 15 – W-B/Scranton at Hershey, 5:00
   *if necessary… All times Eastern

   
Game 4 – 10:05 ET, AHL Live
(Ontario leads series, 2-1)
  

The Pacific Division Finals resume tonight after a four-day layoff with Ontario holding a 2-1 series lead over San Diego… The Gulls bounced back from Saturday’s overtime loss in Game 2 with a 3-0 shutout victory on the road in Game 3 on Sunday night… Matt Hackett (2-2, 1.96, 935) made 29 saves for the second shutout of his Calder Cup Playoff career… Kalle Kossila (2-0-2), Nick Ritchie (5-2-7) and Jaycob Megna (1-0-1) scored for the Gulls in Game 3, which was their first shutout victory since a 5-0 win at San Jose back on Dec. 12… Ritchie has recorded a point in all seven playoff games for San Diego, and Chris Mueller (2-6-8) brings a five-game scoring streak into tonight’s contest after picking up an assist on Sunday… The Gulls were 1-for-4 on the power play in Game 3, scoring the first goal allowed by Ontario’s penalty killers this postseason… Peter Budaj (5-2, 1.68, .920) stopped 22 of 24 shots in Sunday’s loss, which ended the Reign’s four-game winning streak… Ontario was 4-0 following a shutout loss during the regular season… The Reign are now outshooting their opponents 253-151 over their seven playoff games.

Pacific Division Finals – Series “L” (best-of-7)
P1-Ontario Reign vs. P2-San Diego Gulls
Game 1 – Thu., May 5 – ONTARIO 5, San Diego 3
Game 2 – Sat., May 7 – Ontario 2, SAN DIEGO 1 (OT)
Game 3 – Sun., May 8 – San Diego 3, ONTARIO 0
Game 4 – Fri., May 13 – Ontario at San Diego, 10:05
Game 5 – Sat., May 14 – San Diego at Ontario, 10:00
*Game 6 – Mon., May 16 – Ontario at San Diego, 10:05
*Game 7 – Wed., May 18 – San Diego at Ontario, 10:00
   *if necessary… All times Eastern

About Last Night
#TORvsALB: Toronto scored two more power-play goals in a 5-1 win at Albany last night to take a 3-2 series lead in the North Division Finals… The Marlies have outscored the Devils 12-3 over the last two games, going 6-for-14 on the power play in the process… Josh Leivo tallied a goal and two assists and Mark Arcobello recorded three assists in the Game 5 win.
Working Overtime
There have been 9 overtime games played in the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs so far… Home teams are 6-3:

May 9 – W-B/SCRANTON 2, Hershey 1 (Kael Mouillierat, 2:31)
May 8 – ALBANY 3, Toronto 2 (Nick Lappin, 18:40)
May 7 – Ontario 2, SAN DIEGO 1 (Justin Auger, 11:55)
May 5 – LAKE ERIE 3, Grand Rapids 2 (Oliver Bjorkstrand, 12:23)
Apr. 28 – Portland 2, HERSHEY 1 (Rob Flick, 43:10)
Apr. 26 – UTICA 2, Albany 1 (Alexandre Grenier, 9:13)
Apr. 23 – W-B/Scranton 5, PROVIDENCE 4 (Jake Guentzel, 33:52)
Apr. 21 – W-B/SCRANTON 4, Providence 3 (Daniel Sprong, 5:13)
Apr. 20 – W-B/SCRANTON 3, Providence 2 (Carter Rowney, 1:09)

Alumni Watch
In Stanley Cup Playoff action last night, 2010 AHL All-Star Logan Couture recorded a goal and two assists and 2011 AHL All-Star Martin Jones made 20 saves as San Jose advanced to the Western Conference final with a 5-0 win over Nashville.

At the 2016 IIHF World Championships in Russia yesterday, the United States got goals from 2014-15 Eddie Shore Award winner Chris Wideman and defenseman Brady Skjei, who played 68 games with Hartford in 2015-16, in a 4-0 win over France.

AHL Live
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