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Playoff Primer: April 10

April 10, 2011

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:

ATLANTIC GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Pct   SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
y-Portland 79 47 24 6 2 102 279 236 .646   9 38 104 39 1 0
x-Manchester 79 44 25 4 6 98 253 206 .620   1 43 100 44 0 1
x-Connecticut 79 40 31 2 6 88 218 217 .557   5 35 90 36 1 0
Worcester 80 36 31 4 9 85 210 245 .531   5 31 85 31 0 0
Providence 79 37 36 3 3 80 206 250 .506   7 30 82 31 1 0
Springfield 79 34 40 2 3 73 231 252 .462   6 28 75 29 0 1
Bridgeport 79 29 39 4 7 69 214 263 .437   4 25 71 26 1 0
EAST  GP  W  L  OTL  SOL  PTS  GF  GA  Pct   SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
z-W-B/Scranton 79 57 21 0 1 115 257 181 .728   7 50 117 51 1 0
x-Hershey 79 46 25 3 5 100 254 210 .633   3 43 102 44 1 0
x-Charlotte 80 44 27 2 7 97 265 243 .606   5 39 97 39 0 0
x-Binghamton 80 42 30 3 5 92 255 221 .575   1 41 92 41 0 0
x-Norfolk 79 38 26 9 6 91 259 227 .576   5 33 93 34 0 1
Syracuse 79 34 38 3 4 75 213 248 .475   2 32 77 33 0 1
Adirondack 79 31 38 4 6 72 195 244 .456   4 27 74 28 0 1
Albany 79 32 41 1 5 70 214 279 .443   6 26 72 27 0 1
NORTH  GP  W  L  OTL  SOL  PTS  GF  GA  Pct   SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
y-Hamilton 80 44 27 2 7 97 226 193 .606   6 38 97 38 0 0
x-Lake Erie 79 43 28 3 5 94 218 202 .595   4 39 96 40 0 1
x-Manitoba 80 43 30 1 6 93 220 210 .581   9 34 93 34 0 0
Abbotsford 79 38 31 4 6 86 186 206 .544   11 27 88 28 0 1
Toronto 79 36 32 1 10 83 222 219 .525   6 30 85 31 1 0
Grand Rapids 79 36 33 2 8 82 226 250 .519   5 31 84 32 0 1
Rochester 79 31 39 5 4 71 214 261 .449   5 26 73 27 1 0
WEST  GP  W  L  OTL  SOL  PTS  GF  GA  Pct   SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
y-Milwaukee 79 43 22 6 8 100 222 193 .633   8 35 102 36 1 0
x-Houston 79 45 28 1 5 96 234 209 .608   10 35 98 36 1 0
x-Texas 79 41 28 4 6 92 213 209 .582   6 35 94 36 0 1
x-Peoria 80 42 30 3 5 92 223 218 .575   6 36 92 36 0 0
x-Oklahoma City 79 40 28 2 9 91 242 228 .576   5 35 93 36 0 1
Chicago 79 39 30 4 6 88 256 257 .557   6 33 90 34 1 0
San Antonio 79 39 33 4 3 85 227 245 .538   7 32 87 33 1 0
Rockford 79 37 33 4 5 83 211 241 .525   4 33 85 34 0 1
                                 
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:
Win Win
Win OTL/SOL
Win Reg loss
OTL/SOL Reg/OT win
OTL/SOL SO win
OTL/SOL OTL/SOL
OTL/SOL Reg loss
Reg loss Win
Reg loss OTL/SOL
Reg loss Reg 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