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AHL Morning Skate: 4.28.19

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.

Playoff Brackets | Today’s Scoreboard | League Stats | Series Infographics


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(CHA wins series, 3-1)

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 – CHARLOTTE 4, Providence 1 | Recap


button_cha200 vs. button_cha200
(HER wins series, 3-2)

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 3, BRIDGEPORT 2 (OT) | Recap


 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 – Today, 4:00 ET, AHLTV
(Series tied, 2-2)

Chicago hosts Grand Rapids this afternoon in the finale of their Central Division semifinal series, with the winner advancing to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs… The Wolves evened the series with a 5-2 win in Game 4 on Wednesday night, setting up the first winner-take-all playoff game between these rivals in 17 years… Griffins head coach Ben Simon, then a forward for the Wolves, scored the winning goal in the third period of Chicago’s 4-2 victory in Game 5 of their Western Conference quarterfinal on Apr. 21, 2002… The Wolves’ Tye McGinn (3-3-6) leads all scorers in this year’s series, including a goal and two assists in Game 4… Chicago was 2-for-4 on the power play in Game 4 after starting the series 2-for-14… Oscar Dansk (1-1, 3.02, .902) made 29 saves in Game 4 to earn his first career Calder Cup Playoff win… Matt Puempel (2-2-4) leads the Griffins in playoff scoring; all four of his points came in Grand Rapids’ two victories… Harri Sateri (2-2, 2.29, .929) has allowed just nine goals on 126 shots in the series… Today’s game is the 178th winner-take-all playoff contest in AHL history… Home teams are 109-68 (.616), including 17-6 since 2014… Chicago is 8-3 in winner-take-all games in the AHL (6-2 at home)… Grand Rapids is 4-4 in such games (0-1 on the road).

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 5 – Monday, 8:00 ET, AHLTV
(Series tied, 2-2)

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 – MILWAUKEE 5, Iowa 4 (OT) | Recap
Game 5 – Mon., Apr. 29 – Iowa at Milwaukee, 8:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


 vs. 
(BAK wins series, 3-1)

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 – BAKERSFIELD 5, Colorado 2 | Recap


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 yesterday’s Stanley Cup Playoff action, Roope Hintz, a Calder Cup finalist with Texas last spring, recorded two goals and an assist in Dallas’s 4-2 win over St. Louis… 2012 AHL All-Star Cam Atkinson recorded two assists as Columbus beat Boston, 3-2, in double overtime.


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.