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Playoff Primer: March 14

March 14, 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 Sun., Mar. 13:

ATLANTIC GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Pct SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
Manchester  69 40 21 2 6 88 227 185 .638 1 39 110 50 5 6
Portland  65 40 18 5 2 87 235 189 .669 7 33 117 48 7 8
Connecticut  67 33 26 2 6 74 186 184 .552 3 30 100 43 8 5
Worcester  67 31 24 4 8 74 182 203 .552 5 26 100 39 6 7
Springfield  67 30 32 2 3 65 198 216 .485 6 24 91 37 6 7
Providence  67 30 32 3 2 65 171 218 .485 7 23 91 36 7 6
Bridgeport  66 22 36 3 5 52 176 231 .394 4 18 80 32 8 6
EAST  GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Pct SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
W-B/Scranton  65 46 18 0 1 93 213 151 .715 6 40 123 55 7 8
Hershey  69 41 22 1 5 88 219 179 .638 3 38 110 49 6 5
Norfolk  66 34 19 8 5 81 221 177 .614 5 29 109 43 8 6
Charlotte  67 36 23 2 6 80 219 204 .597 3 33 106 46 5 8
Binghamton  66 34 25 3 4 75 212 187 .568 1 33 103 47 8 6
Albany  66 28 34 1 3 60 174 223 .455 4 24 88 38 4 10
Syracuse  65 24 34 3 4 55 158 203 .423 2 22 85 37 9 6
Adirondack  65 22 33 4 6 54 151 211 .415 4 18 84 33 7 8
NORTH  GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Pct SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
Manitoba  67 37 24 1 5 80 191 169 .597 7 30 106 43 10 3
Toronto  70 34 26 1 9 78 201 194 .557 6 28 98 38 7 3
Hamilton  66 35 24 1 6 77 190 170 .583 5 30 105 44 3 11
Lake Erie  67 34 25 3 5 76 183 177 .567 3 31 102 44 5 8
Grand Rapids  67 32 25 2 8 74 203 207 .552 4 28 100 41 6 7
Abbotsford  67 32 26 4 5 73 163 185 .545 11 21 99 34 6 7
Rochester  67 30 31 3 3 66 186 216 .493 5 25 92 38 5 8
WEST  GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA Pct SOW ROW Max Pts Max ROW HR AR
Milwaukee  65 36 18 4 7 83 183 159 .638 6 30 113 45 10 5
Houston  69 38 25 1 5 82 197 180 .594 8 30 104 41 7 4
Texas  68 35 23 4 6 80 183 184 .588 6 29 104 41 6 6
Peoria  68 36 25 2 5 79 190 186 .581 5 31 103 43 8 4
Chicago  69 35 25 3 6 79 228 225 .572 5 30 101 41 7 4
San Antonio  65 36 25 3 1 76 201 197 .585 6 30 106 45 8 7
Oklahoma City  66 34 25 2 5 75 200 195 .568 5 29 103 43 2 12
Rockford  66 27 30 4 5 63 168 204 .477 4 23 91 37 7 7
                               
Today's Games:
No Games Scheduled

Yesterday's Results:
Adirondack 3 at Springfield 0
Texas 2 at Toronto 1 (SO)
Connecticut 4 at Worcester 5
Syracuse 1 at Albany 4
Rochester 6 at Hamilton 5
Manchester 4 at Portland 2
Bridgeport 5 at Providence 1
Norfolk 3 at Hershey 2 (SO)
Manitoba 3 at Houston 6
Chicago 5 at Rockford 1
Grand Rapids 5 at San Antonio 4 (SO)
Peoria 1 at Milwaukee 2
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

 


Matchups if the Calder Cup Playoffs started today:

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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