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Playoff Primer: March 13

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 Sat., Mar. 12:

ATLANTICGPWLOTLSOLPTSGFGAS/OPctGoal
Diff
Max
Pts
Max
W
HRAR
Portland 64401752872331857-2.680+481195688
Manchester 68392126862231831-6.632+401105157
Connecticut 66332526741821793-6.561+31024786
Worcester 66302448721771995-8.545-221004477
Springfield 66303123651982136-3.492-15934477
Providence 66303132651702137-2.492-43934486
Bridgeport 65213635501712304-5.385-59803687
EAST GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA S/OPctGoal DiffMax PtsMax WHRAR
W-B/Scranton 65461801932131516-1.715+621236178
Hershey 68412214872171763-4.640+411115375
Charlotte 67362326802192043-6.597+151064958
Norfolk 65331985792181754-5.608+431094887
Binghamton 66342534752121871-4.568+251034886
Albany 65273413581702224-3.446-528842510
Syracuse 64243334551571992-4.430-42874097
Adirondack 64213346521482114-6.406-63843779
NORTH GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA S/OPctGoal DiffMax PtsMax WHRAR
Manitoba 66372315801881637-5.606+2510851104
Hamilton 65352316771851645-6.592+2110750411
Toronto 69342618772001926-8.558+8994583
Lake Erie 67342535761831773-5.567+61024758
Abbotsford 673226457316318511-5.545-22994567
Grand Rapids 66312528721982033-8.545-51004568
Rochester 66293133641802115-3.485-31924359
WEST GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA S/OPctGoal DiffMax PtsMax WHRAR
Milwaukee 64351847811811586-7.633+2311351115
Houston 68372515801911778-5.588+141044984
Peoria 67362425791891845-5.590+51054985
Texas 67342346781811835-6.582-21044767
Chicago 68342536772232245-6.566-11014675
San Antonio 64362530751971926-0.586+51075297
Oklahoma City 66342525752001955-5.568+510348212
Rockford 65272945631671994-5.485-32934287
                
Today’s Games:
Adirondack at Springfield – 3:00 PM EDT
Texas at Toronto – 3:00 PM EDT
Connecticut at Worcester – 3:00 PM EDT
Syracuse at Albany – 4:00 PM EDT
Rochester at Hamilton – 4:00 PM EDT
Manchester at Portland – 4:00 PM EDT
Bridgeport at Providence – 4:05 PM EDT
Norfolk at Hershey – 5:00 PM EDT
Manitoba at Houston – 4:05 PM CDT
Chicago at Rockford – 4:05 PM CDT
Grand Rapids at San Antonio – 4:30 PM CDT
Peoria at Milwaukee – 5:00 PM CDT

Last Night’s Results:
Lake Erie 3 at Toronto 2
Texas 2 at Hamilton 3
Springfield 1 at Albany 2
Hershey 3 at Adirondack 2 (OT)
Binghamton 3 at Charlotte 1
Worcester 2 at Connecticut 4
Bridgeport 0 at Manchester 7
Providence 4 at Portland 5
Rochester 2 at Syracuse 3
Manitoba 7 at San Antonio 2
Grand Rapids 5 at Oklahoma City 2
W-B/Scranton 4 at Abbotsford 5 (SO)

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
S/O – shootout record
PCT – points percentage
Diff – goal differential
Max PTS – maximum possible points
Max W – maximum possible wins
HR – home games remaining
AR – away games remaining

 


Matchups if the Calder Cup Playoffs started today:

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A3


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A2
E5

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E1
E4

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E2
E3

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N1
N3

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N2
W5

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W1
W4

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W2
W3

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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. 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