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Playoff Primer: April 10

A daily look at the race to the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs. The 2010-11 regular season ends on Sunday.


Standings through games of Sat., Apr. 9:

ATLANTICGPWLOTLSOLPTSGFGAPct SOWROWMax PtsMax ROWHRAR
y-Portland79472462102279236.646 9381043910
x-Manchester7944254698253206.620 1431004401
x-Connecticut7940312688218217.557 535903610
Worcester8036314985210245.531 531853100
Providence7937363380206250.506 730823110
Springfield7934402373231252.462 628752901
Bridgeport7929394769214263.437 425712610
EAST GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Pct SOWROWMax PtsMax ROWHRAR
z-W-B/Scranton79572101115257181.728 7501175110
x-Hershey79462535100254210.633 3431024410
x-Charlotte8044272797265243.606 539973900
x-Binghamton8042303592255221.575 141924100
x-Norfolk7938269691259227.576 533933401
Syracuse7934383475213248.475 232773301
Adirondack7931384672195244.456 427742801
Albany7932411570214279.443 626722701
NORTH GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Pct SOWROWMax PtsMax ROWHRAR
y-Hamilton8044272797226193.606 638973800
x-Lake Erie7943283594218202.595 439964001
x-Manitoba8043301693220210.581 934933400
Abbotsford7938314686186206.544 1127882801
Toronto79363211083222219.525 630853110
Grand Rapids7936332882226250.519 531843201
Rochester7931395471214261.449 526732710
WEST GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Pct SOWROWMax PtsMax ROWHRAR
y-Milwaukee79432268100222193.633 8351023610
x-Houston7945281596234209.608 1035983610
x-Texas7941284692213209.582 635943601
x-Peoria8042303592223218.575 636923600
x-Oklahoma City7940282991242228.576 535933601
Chicago7939304688256257.557 633903410
San Antonio7939334385227245.538 732873310
Rockford7937334583211241.525 433853401
                 
Today’s Games:
Albany at Bridgeport – 3:00 PM EDT
Adirondack at W-B/Scranton – 3:05 PM EDT
Rockford at Chicago – 3:00 PM CDT
Springfield at Portland – 4:00 PM EDT
Manchester at Providence – 4:05 PM EDT
Norfolk at Connecticut – 5:00 PM EDT
Syracuse at Hershey – 5:00 PM EDT
Abbotsford at Toronto – 5:00 PM EDT
Oklahoma City at Houston – 4:05 PM CDT
Lake Erie at Rochester – 5:05 PM EDT
Texas at San Antonio – 4:30 PM CDT
Grand Rapids at Milwaukee – 5:00 PM CDT

Yesterday’s Results:
Portland 3 at Albany 2 (SO)
Adirondack 2 at Binghamton 1
Worcester 2 at Charlotte 6
San Antonio 3 at Chicago 5
Bridgeport 4 at Connecticut 3
W-B/Scranton 4 at Hershey 2
Abbotsford 0 at Lake Erie 3
Hamilton 3 at Manitoba 1
Milwaukee 4 at Peoria 3
Grand Rapids 2 at Rockford 4
Providence 3 at Springfield 2
Norfolk 4 at Syracuse 5
Oklahoma City 2 at Texas 0
Rochester 5 at Toronto 6

x – clinched playoff berth
y – clinched division title
z – clinched regular-season title
GP – games played
W – wins (2 points)
L – regulation losses (0 points)
OTL – overtime losses (1 point)
SOL – shootout losses (1 point)
PTS – points
GF – goals for
GA – goals against
Pct – points percentage
SOW – shootout wins
ROW – regulation/overtime wins
Max Pts – maximum possible points
Max ROW – maximum possible reg/OT wins
HR – home games remaining
AR – away games remaining

East Division seeding scenarios
If NOR
(at CT)
then E4-E5 would be:
Win
OTL/SOL
Reg loss
West Division seeding scenarios
If TEX
(at SA)
and OKC
(at HOU)
then W3-W4-W5 would be:
WinWin
WinOTL/SOL
WinReg loss
OTL/SOLReg/OT win
OTL/SOLSO win
OTL/SOLOTL/SOL
OTL/SOLReg loss
Reg lossWin
Reg lossOTL/SOL
Reg lossReg loss

2011 Calder Cup Playoff Matchups:

A1
A3


]
A2
E5

]
E1
E4

]
E2
E3

]
N1
W5

]
N2
N3

]
W1
W4

]
W2
W3

]

 


2011 Calder Cup Playoffs Qualification Rules:
In 2010-11, 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 are two possible exceptions to the qualification rules in 2010-11: in each conference, if the fifth-place team in the eight-team division finishes with more points than the fourth-place team in the seven-team division, it would cross over and compete in the seven-team division’s playoffs.

(If the fifth-place team in the eight-team division produces more points than the third-place team in the seven-team division, then the team that finishes first in the seven-team division shall play the team that finishes third in the seven-team division.)

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 points in the standings, regardless of division, following the completion of the regular season. (Prior to the end of the regular season, the team with fewer games played is ranked higher in the event of a tie in points.) 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 (excluding shootouts)
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 (excluding shootouts)
b) points percentage in combined season series
c) goal differential
d) goal differential in combined season series
e) intra-conference points percentage