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A daily look at the race to the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs. The 2015-16 regular season ends today.
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Saturday's Results:
Bridgeport 0 at Albany 3
Rochester 1 at Toronto 3
Hartford 1 at St. John's 2
Bakersfield 3 at Grand Rapids 2
Lehigh Valley 2 at Hershey 4
Portland 2 at Springfield 3 (OT)
Utica 4 at Syracuse 3 (OT)
Providence 3 at W-B/Scranton 1
Iowa 2 at Chicago 4
Milwaukee 1 at Rockford 7
Manitoba 1 at Texas 4
Ontario 2 at San Diego 3
San Jose 4 at Stockton 5
Sunday's Games:
Rochester at Toronto - 3:00 PM EDT
Binghamton at Utica - 3:00 PM EDT
Providence at Bridgeport - 5:00 PM EDT
W-B/Scranton at Hershey - 5:00 PM EDT
Portland at Springfield - 5:00 PM EDT
Syracuse at Lehigh Valley - 5:05 PM EDT
Stockton at San Jose - 3:00 PM PDT
   End regular season
Monday's Games:
No games scheduled.

Sunday's Clinching Scenarios:

San Jose clinches a playoff berth with:
(a) a point vs. Stockton
Charlotte clinches a playoff berth with:
(a) a San Jose regulation loss vs. Stockton
Providence clinches 2nd in the Atlantic Division with:
(a) a point at Bridgeport, OR
(b) a W-B/Scranton loss (reg/OT/SO) at Hershey
W-B/Scranton clinches 2nd in the Atlantic Division with:
(a) a win at Hershey AND a Providence regulation loss at Bridgeport
Portland clinches 4th in the Atlantic Division with:
(a) a point at Springfield, OR
(b) a Bridgeport loss (reg/OT/SO) vs. Providence
Bridgeport clinches 4th in the Atlantic Division with:
(a) a win vs. Providence AND a Portland regulation loss at Springfield
Utica clinches the 3rd seed in the North Division (matchup with Albany) with:
(a) a win vs. Binghamton, OR
(b) a Bridgeport regulation loss vs. Providence, OR
  (c) an OTL/SOL vs. Binghamton AND either a Portland regulation loss at Springfield OR a Bridgeport OTL/SOL vs. Providence 

2016 Calder Cup Playoffs Qualification Rules:

In 2015-16, the AHL will have 16 teams participating in the postseason.

The top four teams in each of the AHL’s four divisions as ranked by points percentage (points earned divided by points available) will qualify for the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs, with one possibility for a “crossover” in each conference: if the fifth-place team in the Atlantic or Central Division finishes with a better points percentage than the fourth-place team in the North or Pacific Division, it would compete in the other division’s bracket (see diagram at right).

Home-ice advantage in all series will be granted to the team with the higher points percentage.

The division semifinals will be best-of-five series. All other series are in a best-of-seven format.

Following are the tiebreaking procedures used in the event of a tie in points percentage in the standings, regardless of division, 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) percentage of games won (excluding shootout 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) percentage of games won (excluding shootout wins)
b) points percentage in combined season series 
c) goal differential 
d) goal differential in combined season series 
e) intra-conference points percentage

Matchups if the Calder Cup Playoffs started today:









- Bridgeport would earn crossover berth by virtue of better record than N4-Syracuse (.580 vs. .527)