albany64 bakersfield64 binghamton64 bridgeport64 charlotte64 chicago64 cleveland64 grandrapids64 hartford64 hershey64 iowa64 lehighvalley64 manitoba64 milwaukee64 ontario64 providence64 rochester64 rockford64 sanantonio64 sandiego64 sanjose64 springfield64 stjohns64 stockton64 syracuse64 texas64 toronto64 tucson64 utica64 wbs64
Loading Scoreboard...

Calder Cup 2004 Final Preview

Calder Cup Final – Series “O”
W1-Milwaukee Admirals vs.
E3-Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins



Game 1
Tue., June 1
Wilkes-Barre at Milwaukee, 7:00 CT
Game 2
Wed., June 2
Wilkes-Barre at Milwaukee, 7:00 CT
Game 3
Fri., June 4
Milwaukee at Wilkes-Barre, 7:05 ET
Game 4
Sun., June 6
Milwaukee at Wilkes-Barre, 5:05 ET
Game 5
Mon., June 7
Milwaukee at Wilkes-Barre, 7:05 ET (if necessary)
Game 6
Fri., June 11
Wilkes-Barre at Milwaukee, 7:00 CT (if necessary)
Game 7
Sat., June 12
Wilkes-Barre at Milwaukee, 7:00 CT (if necessary)



Regular Season Comparison
MilwaukeeWilkes-Barre
Record46-24-7-334-28-10-8
Points10286
Home23-13-4-019-14-5-2
Road23-11-3-315-14-5-6
Goals for269197
Goals against191197
PP% (rank)15.6 (11)14.8 (17)
PK% (rank)86.3 (11)80.3 (27)



Calder Cup Playoff History
MilwaukeeWilkes-Barre
Appearances2nd3rd
Record (games)14-1028-19
Record (series)4-17-2
OT record5-110-6
Calder Cup titles00
Losing finalist01 (2001)



2003-04 Regular Season Series
Did Not Play



2004 Playoff Comparison
MilwaukeeWilkes-Barre
Record12-612-8
Home6-36-3
Road6-36-5
Goals for56 (3.11)59 (2.95)
Goals against39 (2.17)50 (2.50)
Power play19/126 (15.1%)16/111 (14.4%)
Penalty kill10/92 (89.1%)9/86 (89.5%)
Top scorersHaydar, 8+10=18
Hrkac, 7+8=15
Gamache, 4+11=15
Kostopoulos, 7+13=20
Surovy, 5+10=15
Koltsov, 4+11=15
Top goalieFlaherty, 12-5, 1.95Chiodo, 9-4, 1.78
Overtime4-15-4
One-goal games6-37-5
Scoring first8-110-3
Leading after 1st6-06-3
Leading after 2nd9-06-0
Trailing after 1st1-42-4
Trailing after 2nd1-61-6
Outshooting opp.8-38-5


SERIES NOTEBOOK:
The 68th Calder Cup Final pits Milwaukee against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in a best-of-seven series… Wilkes-Barre faces the Admirals, who finished first overall in the regular season, after having already beaten the fourth-, third- and second-place teams in the AHL in 2003-04… The Penguins won the Eastern Conference by becoming the second team in AHL history to win two Game Sevens on the road in the same playoff year… The Admirals have been off since wrapping up the Western Conference with a Game 5 win in Rochester on May 26… Tom Kostopoulos, Toby Petersen and Eric Meloche are the only players remaining from the Penguins’ 2001 Cup Final team… Milwaukee last reached a league championship series in 1983, when the Admirals lost in the IHL’s Turner Cup Final… Both teams’ head coaches – Claude Noel of Milwaukee and Michel Therrien of Wilkes-Barre – won a Calder Cup title in their playing days.