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AHL Morning Skate: 4.29.19

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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button_cha200 vs. 
(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


 vs. 
(CHI wins series, 3-2)

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 – CHICAGO 4, Grand Rapids 2 | Recap


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

The opening round of the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs ends tonight as Milwaukee hosts Iowa in Game 5… Outscored 13-1 while losing the first two games of the series, Milwaukee has bounced back with wins in Games 3 and 4 to force tonight’s deciding contest… Defenseman Frederic Allard (1-1-2) scored 12:33 into overtime on Friday night to give the Admirals a 5-4 win in Game 4… Phil Di Giuseppe (2-0-2) and Anthony Richard (3-1-4) each scored twice in regulation and Justin Kirkland (1-2-3) notched two assists… Troy Grosenick (2-2, 4.03, .865) made 28 saves in Game 4, and has a 2.27 GAA and a .907 save percentage in Milwaukee’s two wins… Former Admiral Cal O’Reilly (2-3-5) has points in all four games of the series for Iowa… Gerald Mayhew (4-1-5) picked up two goals in Game 4 and leads the Wild in goals and points (tied) this postseason… Andrew Hammond (2-2, 2.15, .922) stopped 25 shots in Game 4 for the Wild… Milwaukee has scored eight goals in the last two games after being held to 10 goals in its first eight meetings with Iowa this season… The Admirals have not trailed in the last two games, although the Wild rallied to tie after being down 2-0, 3-2 and 4-3 in Game 4… Milwaukee is still looking for its first power-play goal of the series (0-for-18); Iowa is 5-for-25 with the man advantage… Tonight’s game is the 179th winner-take-all playoff contest in AHL history… Home teams are 110-68 (.618), including 18-6 since 2014… Milwaukee is 3-4 in winner-take-all games during its AHL history, including 3-3 on home ice; the last Admirals victory in this situation was a 4-1 win over the Iowa Stars on Apr. 30, 2006… This is the Iowa Wild’s first-ever game facing playoff elimination.

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, former AHL All-Stars Warren Foegele and Nino Niederreiter scored early in the third period to send Carolina to a 2-1 win over the N.Y. Islanders and a 2-0 series lead… Curtis McElhinney, a two-time AHL All-Star, made 17 saves in relief to earn his first career Stanley Cup Playoff win… 2012 AHL All-Star Tyson Barrie picked up a goal and two assists to help Colorado to a 4-3 win over San Jose, evening their series at 1-1.


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.