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Clinching Scenarios: April 6

Following are the potential scenarios for teams to clinch playoff berths and division titles for Sunday, April 6:

Manchester clinches a playoff berth on Sunday with:
(a) a point vs. Providence, OR
(b) a Springfield loss (regulation/OT/SO) vs. Worcester

Houston clinches a playoff berth on Sunday with:
(a) a point vs. Peoria

San Antonio clinches a playoff berth on Sunday with:
(a) a win over Milwaukee, OR
(b) a Peoria regulation loss to Houston, OR
(c) an OTL/SOL vs. Milwaukee AND a Peoria OT/SO loss to Houston

Milwaukee clinches a playoff berth on Sunday with:
(a) a point vs. San Antonio, OR
(b) a Peoria loss (regulation/OT/SO) to Houston

AHL Standings
(through games of Saturday, 4/5/08)

 AtlanticPtsWGRSun
4/6
Mon
4/7
Tue
4/8
Wed
4/9
Thu
4/10
Fri
4/11
Sat
4/12
Sun
4/13
yProvidence111525MCH  @WOR MCH@MCHLOW
xHartford102464LOW    @SPRBRI@BRI
xPortland95443   @LOW WOR@SPR 
 Manchester85383@PRO    @PROPRO 

 Springfield78344@WOR    HFDPOR@WOR
 Worcester67285SPR  PRO @PORLOWSPR
 Lowell60245@HFD  POR @BRI@WOR@PRO
             
 EastPts
W
GR
Sun
4/6
Mon
4/7
Tue
4/8
Wed
4/9
Thu
4/10
Fri
4/11
Sat
4/12
Sun
4/13
xW-B/Scranton95454@HER  BRI @ALBNOR 
xPhiladelphia95444BRI    HER@HERALB
xAlbany91423   NOR WBS @PHI
 Hershey85394@WBS    @PHIPHIBNG

 Binghamton81343     NOR@SYR@HER
 Bridgeport80385@PHI  @WBS LOW@HFDHFD
 Norfolk61273   @ALB @BNG@WBS 
             
 NorthPts
W
GR
Sun
4/6
Mon
4/7
Tue
4/8
Wed
4/9
Thu
4/10
Fri
4/11
Sat
4/12
Sun
4/13
yToronto103474   CHI @HAMRCHMTB
xManitoba96453     @GRA@GRA@TOR
xSyracuse90415@RCH @LEM @RCHBNGHAM

 Hamilton76335GRA  RCH TOR@LEM@SYR
Grand Rapids66293@HAM    MTBMTB 
 Lake Erie65263  SYR   HAM@RCH
 Rochester56235SYR  @HAM SYR@TORLEM
             
 WestPts
W
GR
Sun
4/6
Mon
4/7
Tue
4/8
Wed
4/9
Thu
4/10
Fri
4/11
Sat
4/12
Sun
4/13
yChicago105505QCY  @TOR @RFDRFDPEO
xRockford94424   PEO CHI@CHIIOW
 Houston90425@PEO  @QCY @MILMILMIL
 San Antonio90405@MIL @IOW  @PEOQCYQCY
 Milwaukee90424SAN    HOU@HOU@HOU

 Peoria81365HOU  @RFD SANIOW@CHI
 Quad City79345@CHI  HOU IOW@SAN@SAN
Iowa75344  SAN  @QCY@PEO@RFD

x-clinched playoff berth
y-clinched division title


brackets08.jpgIn 2007-08, the AHL will have 16 teams participating in the postseason.

In each division, the fourth-place team will play the first-place team in the division semifinals, while the second-place team plays the third-place team.

There is one possible exception to the qualification rules in 2007-08: if the fifth-place team in the West Division finishes with more points than the fourth-place team in the North Division, it would cross over and compete in the North Division playoffs.

Division semifinal winners face off in the division finals. The winner of the East Division final plays the winner of the Atlantic Division final in the Eastern Conference final, while the winner of the North Division final plays the winner of the West Division final in the Western Conference final. Conference final winners meet in the Calder Cup Finals.

All series are in a best-of-seven format.

Following are the tiebreaking procedures used in the event of a tie in the standings following the completion of the regular season. When a tie among three or more teams is broken resulting in a two-team tie, the original tiebreaking method is used.

Between two teams:
a) wins
b) points in season series between teams
c) goal differential
d) goals scored in season series between teams
e) intra-conference points percentage

Among three or more teams:
a) wins
b) points percentage in combined season series
c) goal differential
d) goal differential in combined season series
e) intra-conference points percentage