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2019 Calder Cup Playoff Primer

Updated 2019-03-18

A daily look at the race to the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs. The 2018-19 regular season ends Sunday, April 15.

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Sunday’s Games:
San Diego 4 at Manitoba 1
Toronto 4 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2
Springfield 0 at Bridgeport 4
Texas 1 at Rockford 2
Colorado 0 at San Jose 9
Monday’s Games:
No games scheduled.
Tuesday’s Games:
Syracuse at Charlotte – 7:00 PM EDT
W-B/Scranton at Hershey – 7:00 PM EDT
San Diego at Manitoba – 7:00 PM CDT
Grand Rapids at San Antonio – 7:00 PM CDT
Iowa at Tucson – 7:05 PM MST


Matchups if the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs started today:

A1 
A4
C1
C4 
A2 
A3
C2
C3
N1
N4
P1
P4
N2
N3
P2
P3

2019 Calder Cup Playoffs Qualification Rules:

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In 2018-19, the AHL will have 16 teams participating in the postseason.

The top four teams in each of the AHL’s four divisions will qualify for the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Home-ice advantage in all series will be granted to the team with the higher points percentage.

The division semifinals will be best-of-five series. All other series are in a best-of-seven format.

Following are the tiebreaking procedures used in the event of a tie in points percentage in the standings, regardless of division, 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) percentage of games won (excluding shootout wins)
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) percentage of games won (excluding shootout wins)
b) points percentage in combined season series
c) goal differential
d) goal differential in combined season series
e) intra-conference points percentage