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Playoff Primer: April 2

April 2, 2011

A daily look at the race to the 2011 Calder Cup Playoffs. The 2010-11 regular season ends on Sunday, April 10.


Standings through games of Fri., Apr. 1:

ATLANTIC GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Pct   SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
x-Portland  73 44 21 6 2 96 260 214 .658   7 37 110 44 2 5
x-Manchester  76 42 25 3 6 93 239 197 .612   1 41 101 45 2 2
Connecticut  75 38 29 2 6 84 205 204 .560   5 33 94 38 3 2
Worcester  75 35 28 4 8 82 203 230 .547   5 30 92 35 2 3
Providence  75 34 35 3 3 74 193 241 .493   7 27 84 32 3 2
Springfield  75 32 38 2 3 69 215 241 .460   6 26 79 31 3 2
Bridgeport  75 26 38 4 7 63 199 251 .420   4 22 73 27 3 2
EAST  GP  W  L  OTL  SOL  PTS  GF  GA  Pct   SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
y-W-B/Scranton  75 54 20 0 1 109 243 171 .727   7 47 119 52 3 2
x-Hershey  76 44 24 3 5 96 245 201 .632   3 41 104 45 2 2
Charlotte  76 41 26 2 7 91 250 232 .599   5 36 99 40 3 1
Norfolk  74 37 23 8 6 88 242 208 .595   5 32 100 38 1 5
Binghamton  75 40 28 3 4 87 243 209 .580   1 39 97 44 3 2
Syracuse  75 32 36 3 4 71 200 233 .473   2 30 81 35 3 2
Albany  74 31 38 1 4 67 205 259 .453   5 26 79 32 3 3
Adirondack  74 27 37 4 6 64 179 238 .432   4 23 76 29 3 3
NORTH  GP  W  L  OTL  SOL  PTS  GF  GA  Pct   SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
Manitoba  76 42 28 1 5 90 211 196 .592   9 33 98 37 2 2
Hamilton  75 40 26 2 7 89 212 185 .593   5 35 99 40 1 4
Lake Erie  75 40 27 3 5 88 208 196 .587   4 36 98 41 2 3
Toronto  75 35 29 1 10 81 212 206 .540   6 29 91 34 4 1
Abbotsford  74 35 29 4 6 80 177 201 .541   11 24 92 30 3 3
Grand Rapids  75 35 30 2 8 80 222 238 .533   5 30 90 35 1 4
Rochester  75 31 36 4 4 70 204 241 .467   5 26 80 31 2 3
WEST  GP  W  L  OTL  SOL  PTS  GF  GA  Pct   SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
x-Milwaukee  75 42 19 6 8 98 212 181 .653   8 34 108 39 4 1
x-Houston  78 44 28 1 5 94 228 208 .603   10 34 98 36 1 1
Texas  74 40 24 4 6 90 207 195 .608   6 34 102 40 2 4
Chicago  76 38 28 4 6 86 248 243 .566   6 32 94 36 3 1
Peoria  75 39 29 2 5 85 206 204 .567   6 33 95 38 3 2
Oklahoma City  76 37 28 2 9 85 231 226 .559   5 32 93 36 1 3
San Antonio  75 38 30 4 3 83 217 227 .553   7 31 93 36 4 1
Rockford  75 33 33 4 5 75 194 234 .500   4 29 85 34 2 3
                                 
Today's Games:
Manitoba at Hamilton - 4:00 PM EDT
Lake Erie at Toronto - 5:00 PM EDT
Syracuse at Adirondack - 7:00 PM EDT
Charlotte at Albany - 7:00 PM EDT
Portland at Manchester - 7:00 PM EDT
Connecticut at Springfield - 7:00 PM EDT
Providence at Worcester - 7:00 PM EDT
Bridgeport at Binghamton - 7:05 PM EDT
Rochester at W-B/Scranton - 7:05 PM EDT
Hershey at Norfolk - 7:15 PM EDT
Houston at Chicago - 7:00 PM CDT
Peoria at San Antonio - 7:00 PM CDT
Texas at Oklahoma City - 7:05 PM CDT
Grand Rapids at Abbotsford - 7:00 PM PDT

Yesterday's Results:
Connecticut 2 at Providence 3
Charlotte 3 at W-B/Scranton 6
Albany 5 at Adirondack 9
Hamilton 4 at Lake Erie 1
Hershey 6 at Norfolk 3
Bridgeport 2 at Springfield 3
Binghamton 4 at Syracuse 6
Manchester 0 at Worcester 2
Manitoba 1 at Rochester 4
Houston 2 at Milwaukee 5
Peoria 3 at San Antonio 2 (OT)
Rockford 0 at Oklahoma City 7
Chicago 2 at Texas 3 (OT)
Grand Rapids 2 at Abbotsford 4
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

Saturday's Clinching Scenarios:

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton clinches the overall points title on Saturday with:
(a) a point vs. Rochester, OR
(b) a Portland loss (reg/OT/SO) at Manchester
 
   
Charlotte clinches a playoff berth on Saturday with:
(a) a point at Albany, OR
(b) a Worcester loss (reg/OT/SO) vs. Providence
 
   
Manitoba clinches a playoff berth on Saturday with:
(a) a win at Hamilton, OR
(b) an OTL/SOL at Hamilton AND a Toronto loss (reg/OT/SO) vs. Lake Erie AND an Abbotsford loss (reg/OT/SO) vs. Grand Rapids
 
   
Hamilton clinches a playoff berth on Saturday with:
(a) a win vs. Manitoba AND an Abbotsford loss (reg/OT/SO) vs. Grand Rapids
 
 
   
Lake Erie clinches a playoff berth on Saturday with:
(a) a win at Toronto AND an Abbotsford regulation loss vs. Grand Rapids
 
 
   
Texas clinches a playoff berth on Saturday with:
(a) a regulation win at Oklahoma City AND a San Antonio regulation loss vs. Peoria
 
 

Matchups if the Calder Cup Playoffs started today:

A1
A3


]
A2
E5

]
E1
E4

]
E2
E3

]
N1
W5

]
N2
N3

]
W1
W4

]
W2
W3

]
 
Tiebreaker Notes:
  • Peoria would get W5 over Oklahoma City based on fewer games played (75-76)

 


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 the standings 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