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AHL Morning Skate: 5.2.19

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 – Friday, 7:00 ET, AHLTV

Atlantic Division Finals – Series “I” (best-of-7)
A1-Charlotte Checkers vs. A3-Hershey Bears
Game 1 – Fri., May 3 – Hershey at Charlotte, 7:00
Game 2 – Sat., May 4 – Hershey at Charlotte, 6:00
Game 3 – Tue., May 7 – Charlotte at Hershey, 7:00
Game 4 – Wed., May 8 – Charlotte at Hershey, 7:00
*Game 5 – Fri., May 10 – Charlotte at Hershey, 7:00
*Game 6 – Sun., May 12 – Hershey at Charlotte, 5:00
*Game 7 – Tue., May 14 – Hershey at Charlotte, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern



Game 2 – Friday, 7:00 ET, AHLTV
(TOR leads series, 1-0)

North Division Finals – Series “J” (best-of-7)
N3-Toronto Marlies vs. N4-Cleveland Monsters
Game 1 – Wed., May 1 – TORONTO 5, Cleveland 2
Game 2 – Fri., May 3 – Cleveland at Toronto, 7:00
Game 3 – Sun., May 5 – Toronto at Cleveland, 3:00
Game 4 – Tue., May 7 – Toronto at Cleveland, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., May 11 – Cleveland at Toronto, 4:00
*Game 6 – Mon., May 13 – Toronto at Cleveland, 7:00
*Game 7 – Wed., May 15 – Cleveland at Toronto, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern



Game 2 – Tonight, 8:00 ET, AHLTV
(CHI leads series, 1-0)

Chicago hosts Iowa in Game 2 of the Central Division Finals tonight, with puck drop coming 21 hours after last night’s contest ended… Cody Glass scored with 1:21 remaining in the first overtime period to give Chicago a 3-2 win and a 1-0 series lead… The victory ended the Wolves’ six-game losing streak in Game 1’s; their most recent win in a series opener had been in the first round of the 2014 postseason (vs. Rochester)… Brooks Macek and AHL MVP Daniel Carr returned to the Chicago lineup last night; Macek had missed the previous 17 games due to injury, and Carr had been out for 23 contests… Macek scored the first goal of Game 1, and Carr finished with two assists… Nic Hague (2-2-4) also scored for the Wolves, his third straight game with a point… Oscar Dansk (3-1, 2.33, .917) made 26 saves in earning his third straight win… Gerald Mayhew (6-1-7) scored both of Iowa’s goals in Game 1 and took over the AHL lead with six goals on the postseason… Andrew Hammond (3-3, 2.01, .924) stopped 26 of 29 shots but lost to Chicago for the first time in four starts this season… Iowa was 0-for-3 on the power play in Game 1, the first time this postseason that the Wild failed to score at least once with a man advantage… The Wolves are bidding for their first 2-0 series lead since 2010 (first round vs. Milwaukee)… Five of the teams’ nine meetings this season have now required overtime.

Central Division Finals – Series “K” (best-of-7)
C1-Chicago Wolves vs. C3-Iowa Wild
Game 1 – Wed., May 1 – CHICAGO 3, Iowa 2 (OT)
Game 2 – Thu., May 2 – Iowa at Chicago, 8:00
Game 3 – Sun., May 5 – Chicago at Iowa, 4:00
Game 4 – Wed., May 8 – Chicago at Iowa, 8:00
*Game 5 – Fri., May 10 – Chicago at Iowa, 8:00
*Game 6 – Mon., May 13 – Iowa at Chicago, 8:00
*Game 7 – Wed., May 15 – Iowa at Chicago, 8:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern



Game 1 – Friday, 10:00 ET, AHLTV

Pacific Division Finals – Series “L” (best-of-7)
P1-Bakersfield Condors vs. P3-San Diego Gulls
Game 1 – Fri., May 3 – San Diego at Bakersfield, 10:00
Game 2 – Sat., May 4 – San Diego at Bakersfield, 10:00
Game 3 – Wed., May 8 – Bakersfield at San Diego, 10:00
Game 4 – Fri., May 10 – Bakersfield at San Diego, 10:00
*Game 5 – Sat., May 11 – San Diego at Bakersfield, 10:00
*Game 6 – Mon., May 13 – Bakersfield at San Diego, 10:00
*Game 7 – Wed., May 15 – San Diego at Bakersfield, 10:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


Alumni Watch
In last night’s Stanley Cup Playoff action, two-time AHL All-Star Curtis McElhinney made 28 saves and Teuvo Teravainen scored twice as Carolina defeated the N.Y. Islanders, 5-2, to take a 3-0 series lead… McElhinney, who appeared in 13 career Calder Cup Playoff games with Omaha (2007) and Springfield (2013), became the oldest goaltender in NHL history to make his first career Stanley Cup Playoff start… Jason Dickinson and Roope Hintz, both coming off a trip to the Calder Cup Finals with Texas a year ago, scored to help Dallas to a 4-2 victory over St. Louis in Game 4 of their series… Hintz’s five goals this postseason are tied with Carolina’s Warren Foegele for the most among NHL rookies.


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.