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AHL Morning Skate: 4.17.19

Take a game-day spin around the AHL ice with latest news and notes from the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs in today’s AHL Morning Skate.

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Game 1 – Saturday, 7:05 ET, AHLTV

Atlantic Division Semifinals – Series “A” (best-of-5)
A1-Charlotte Checkers vs. A4-Providence Bruins
Game 1 – Sat., Apr. 20 – Charlotte at Providence, 7:05
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 21 – Charlotte at Providence, 5:05
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 24 – Providence at Charlotte, 7:00
*Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 26 – Providence at Charlotte, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 27 – Providence at Charlotte, 6:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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Game 1 – Friday, 7:00 ET, AHLTV

Atlantic Division Semifinals – Series “B” (best-of-5)
A2-Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. A3-Hershey Bears
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – Hershey at Bridgeport, 7:00
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 20 – Hershey at Bridgeport, 7:00
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 23 – Bridgeport at Hershey, 7:00
*Game 4 – Thu., Apr. 25 – Bridgeport at Hershey, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 27 – Hershey at Bridgeport, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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Game 1 – Friday, 7:00 ET, AHLTV

North Division Semifinals – Series “C” (best-of-5)
N1-Syracuse Crunch vs. N4-Cleveland Monsters
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – Cleveland at Syracuse, 7:00
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 20 – Cleveland at Syracuse, 7:00
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 23 – Syracuse at Cleveland, 7:30
*Game 4 – Thu., Apr. 25 – Syracuse at Cleveland, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 27 – Cleveland at Syracuse, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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Game 1 – Friday, 7:05 ET, AHLTV

North Division Semifinals – Series “D” (best-of-5)
N2-Rochester Americans vs. N3-Toronto Marlies
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – Toronto at Rochester, 7:05
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 21 – Toronto at Rochester, 3:05
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 24 – Rochester at Toronto, 7:00
*Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 26 – Rochester at Toronto, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 28 – Toronto at Rochester, 5:05
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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Game 1 – Friday, 8:00 ET, AHLTV

Central Division Semifinals – Series “E” (best-of-5)
C1-Chicago Wolves vs. C4-Grand Rapids Griffins
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – Grand Rapids at Chicago, 8:00
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 20 – Grand Rapids at Chicago, 8:00
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 23 – Chicago at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 24 – Chicago at Grand Rapids, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 28 – Grand Rapids at Chicago, 4:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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Game 1 – Sunday, 5:00 ET, AHLTV

Central Division Semifinals – Series “F” (best-of-5)
C2-Milwaukee Admirals vs. C3-Iowa Wild
Game 1 – Sun., Apr. 21 – Milwaukee at Iowa, 5:00
Game 2 – Tue., Apr. 23 – Milwaukee at Iowa, 8:00
Game 3 – Thu., Apr. 25 – Iowa at Milwaukee, 8:00
*Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 26 – Iowa at Milwaukee, 8:00
*Game 5 – Mon., Apr. 29 – Iowa at Milwaukee, 8:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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Game 1 – Friday, 9:05 ET, AHLTV

Pacific Division Semifinals – Series “G” (best-of-5)
P1-Bakersfield Condors vs. P4-Colorado Eagles
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – Bakersfield at Colorado, 9:05
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 20 – Bakersfield at Colorado, 9:05
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 23 – Colorado at Bakersfield, 10:00
*Game 4 – Sat., Apr. 27 – Colorado at Bakersfield, 10:00
*Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 28 – Colorado at Bakersfield, 8:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


 
Game 1 – Tonight, 10:00 ET, AHLTV

The first puck of the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs drops in San Diego tonight as the Gulls host the San Jose Barracuda in Game 1 of their Pacific Division semifinal series… San Jose finished its regular-season schedule with seven wins in its last nine games, and remains the only Pacific Division team to reach the playoffs each year since its formation in 2015-16… Alexander True (24-31-55) led the Barracuda in scoring in 2018-19, nearly doubling his point total from his rookie year in 2017-18 (15-13-28)… True was also the leading scorer in the season series between these teams, putting up 7-4-11 in 10 contests… Dylan Gambrell, assigned to the Barracuda by the parent San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, had 20-25-45 in 51 AHL appearances this season… Veteran forward T.J. Hensick had 6-14-20 in 23 games after signing with the Barracuda on Feb. 13… Sam Carrick paced the Gulls with 32-29-61 in 61 games this season, surpassing his previous career highs of 16 goals, 28 assists and 41 points… Carrick was one of four 20-goal scorers on the Gulls, joining Chase De Leo (20-35-55), Sam Steel (20-21-41) and Corey Tropp (20-20-40)… San Diego took six of the 10 meetings from San Jose during the regular season… The Barracuda are 1-4 all-time in Game 1’s, while the Gulls are 2-2.

Pacific Division Semifinals – Series “H” (best-of-5)
P2-San Jose Barracuda vs. P3-San Diego Gulls
Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 17 – San Jose at San Diego, 10:00
Game 2 – Thu., Apr. 18 – San Jose at San Diego, 10:00
Game 3 – Mon., Apr. 22 – San Diego at San Jose, 10:00
*Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 24 – San Diego at San Jose, 10:00
*Game 5 – Thu., Apr. 25 – San Diego at San Jose, 10:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


Alumni Watch
In last night’s Stanley Cup Playoff action, 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs MVP Oliver Bjorkstrand scored his second consecutive game-winning goal and Columbus defeated Tampa Bay, 7-3, to complete a four-game sweep of the President’s Trophy winners… Bjorkstrand tied an AHL record with six GWG during the 2016 postseason with the Lake Erie Monsters…  2011 Calder Cup Playoffs MVP Robin Lehner made 32 saves as the New York Islanders eliminated Pittsburgh with a 3-1 win in Game 4… Kyle Connor scored 6:02 into overtime to lift Winnipeg to a 2-1 win over St. Louis, tying their series at 2-2… Max Pacioretty had four points, Shea Theodore added a goal and an assist and Vegas blanked San Jose, 5-0, to take a 3-1 series lead.


Watch the Calder Cup Playoffs on AHLTV
Don’t miss a second on the road to the 2019 Calder Cup championship. AHLTV features live streaming of every AHL game in high definition on desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile devices, as well as OTT platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. A subscription is just $24.99 for the entire postseason, or just $7.99 for a day pass. Visit theahl.com/AHLTV for details.