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AHL Morning Skate: 4.26.19

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 4 – Tonight, 7:00 ET, AHLTV
(CHA leads series, 2-1)

Charlotte and Providence square off in Game 4 tonight with the Checkers holding a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series… Andrew Poturalski (3-4-7) notched two goals and an assist in Wednesday’s 3-0 victory… Poturalski has recorded five consecutive multiple-point games going back to the regular season… Morgan Geekie (3-1-4) also scored for Charlotte in Game 3, and Alex Nedeljkovic (2-1, 2.33, .910) turned aside 20 shots for his second career playoff shutout… Zane McIntyre (0-2, 4.14, .855) made 25 saves for the P-Bruins in Game 3 on Wednesday, then served as Boston’s emergency backup at TD Garden last night… Paul Carey, who scored a career-high 27 goals in the regular season, leads the Bruins with 10 shots on goal in the series but is still looking for his first goal… Providence, which was blanked in a playoff game for the first time since May 22, 2013, is an impressive 29-20 all-time when facing elimination, including 18-10 on the road… Charlotte is 3-5 all-time with a chance to close out a Calder Cup Playoff series, and has never eliminated an opponent on home ice.

Atlantic Division Semifinals – Series “A” (best-of-5)
A1-Charlotte Checkers vs. A4-Providence Bruins
Game 1 – Sat., Apr. 20 – Charlotte 5, PROVIDENCE 4 | Recap
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 21 – PROVIDENCE 4, Charlotte 2 | Recap
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 24 – CHARLOTTE 3, Providence 0 | Recap
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 5 – Saturday, 7:00 ET, AHLTV
(Series tied, 2-2)

Atlantic Division Semifinals – Series “B” (best-of-5)
A2-Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. A3-Hershey Bears
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – BRIDGEPORT 3, Hershey 2 (2OT) | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 20 – Hershey 2, BRIDGEPORT 0 | Recap
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 23 – HERSHEY 2, Bridgeport 1 | Recap
Game 4 – Thu., Apr. 25 – Bridgeport 3, HERSHEY 2 (OT) | Recap
Game 5 – Sat., Apr. 27 – Hershey at Bridgeport, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


 vs.  
(CLE wins series, 3-1)

North Division Semifinals – Series “C” (best-of-5)
N1-Syracuse Crunch vs. N4-Cleveland Monsters
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – Cleveland 5, SYRACUSE 3 | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 20 – Cleveland 5, SYRACUSE 1 | Recap
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 23 – Syracuse 2, CLEVELAND 1 | Recap
Game 4 – Thu., Apr. 25 – CLEVELAND 3, Syracuse 0 | Recap


 vs.  
(TOR wins series, 3-0)

North Division Semifinals – Series “D” (best-of-5)
N2-Rochester Americans vs. N3-Toronto Marlies
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – Toronto 4, ROCHESTER 1 | Recap
Game 2 – Sun., Apr. 21 – Toronto 3, ROCHESTER 2 (OT) | Recap
Game 3 – Wed., Apr. 24 – TORONTO 3, Rochester 1 | Recap


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Game 5 – Sunday, 4:00 ET, AHLTV
(Series tied, 2-2)

Central Division Semifinals – Series “E” (best-of-5)
C1-Chicago Wolves vs. C4-Grand Rapids Griffins
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – Grand Rapids 5, CHICAGO 1 | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 20 – CHICAGO 3, Grand Rapids 1 | Recap
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 23 – GRAND RAPIDS 6, Chicago 2 | Recap
Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 24 – Chicago 5, GRAND RAPIDS 2 | Recap
Game 5 – Sun., Apr. 28 – Grand Rapids at Chicago, 4:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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Game 4 – Tonight, 8:00 ET, AHLTV
(IA leads series, 2-1)

Milwaukee hosts Iowa in Game 4 tonight after staving off elimination 24 hours earlier… The Admirals ended a six-year drought and cut their series deficit in half with a 3-1 win in Game 3 last night, their first playoff win since Apr. 27, 2013, to end an AHL-record 13-game losing streak in postseason play… Milwaukee needed just 30 seconds to grab the lead in Game 3 on a goal by Colin BlackwellMathieu Olivier and Anthony Richard scored their first career playoff goals for the Admirals and Troy Grosenick finished the night with 21 saves… Yakov Trenin assisted on all three Milwaukee goals in Game 3… Kyle Rau picked up the Wild’s only goal, his third of the series… Iowa’s Andrew Hammond allowed three goals on 23 shots in Game 3 but still has a 1.35 GAA and a .953 save percentage in the series… The Wild are 3-for-18 on the power play and a perfect 13-for-13 on the penalty kill.

Central Division Semifinals – Series “F” (best-of-5)
C2-Milwaukee Admirals vs. C3-Iowa Wild
Game 1 – Sun., Apr. 21 – IOWA 7, Milwaukee 0 | Recap
Game 2 – Tue., Apr. 23 – IOWA 6, Milwaukee 1 | Recap
Game 3 – Thu., Apr. 25 – MILWAUKEE 3, Iowa 1 | Recap
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 4 – Saturday, 10:00 ET, AHLTV
(BAK leads series, 2-1)

Pacific Division Semifinals – Series “G” (best-of-5)
P1-Bakersfield Condors vs. P4-Colorado Eagles
Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 19 – Bakersfield 3, COLORADO 2 | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 20 – COLORADO 4, Bakersfield 1 | Recap
Game 3 – Tue., Apr. 23 – BAKERSFIELD 5, Colorado 2 | Recap
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


vs.  
(SD wins series, 3-1)

Pacific Division Semifinals – Series “H” (best-of-5)
P2-San Jose Barracuda vs. P3-San Diego Gulls
Game 1 – Wed., Apr. 17 – SAN DIEGO 6, San Jose 5 (OT) | Recap
Game 2 – Thu., Apr. 18 – San Jose 5, SAN DIEGO 3 | Recap
Game 3 – Mon., Apr. 22 – San Diego 4, SAN JOSE 2 | Recap
Game 4 – Wed., Apr. 24 – San Diego 5, SAN JOSE 2 | Recap


Alumni Watch
In last night’s Stanley Cup Playoff action, Charlie Coyle scored late in the third period and again 5:15 into overtime to give Boston a 3-2 win over Columbus in Game 1 of their second-round series… Jordan Binnington made 27 saves as St. Louis defeated Dallas, 3-2, in Game 1.


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.