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AHL Morning Skate: 5.7.18

Take a game-day spin around the AHL ice with latest news and notes from the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs in today’s AHL Morning Skate.

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Game 3 – Tuesday, 7:00 ET, AHL Live
(Series tied, 1-1)
 

Atlantic Division Finals – Series “I” (best-of-7)
A1-Lehigh Valley Phantoms vs. A3-Charlotte Checkers
Game 1 – Fri., May 4 – LEHIGH VALLEY 2, Charlotte 1 | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., May 5 – Charlotte 6, LEHIGH VALLEY 0 | Recap
Game 3 – Tue., May 8 – Lehigh Valley at Charlotte, 7:00
Game 4 – Wed., May 9 – Lehigh Valley at Charlotte, 7:00
Game 5 – Sat., May 12 – Lehigh Valley at Charlotte, 6:00
*Game 6 – Mon., May 14 – Charlotte at Lehigh Valley, 7:05
*Game 7 – Tue., May 15 – Charlotte at Lehigh Valley, 7:05
*if necessary… All times Eastern


 
Game 4 – Tuesday, 7:00 ET, AHL Live
(TOR leads series, 3-0)

North Division Finals – Series “J” (best-of-7)
N1-Toronto Marlies vs. N2-Syracuse Crunch
Game 1 – Thu., May 3 – TORONTO 6, Syracuse 4 | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., May 5 – TORONTO 2, Syracuse 1 (2OT) | Recap
Game 3 – Sun., May 6 – Toronto 7, SYRACUSE 1 | Recap
Game 4 – Tue., May 8 – Toronto at Syracuse, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., May 12 – Syracuse at Toronto, 4:00
*Game 6 – Mon., May 14 – Toronto at Syracuse, 7:00
*Game 7 – Wed., May 16 – Syracuse at Toronto, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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Game 3 – Wednesday, 8:00 ET, AHL Live
(RFD leads series, 2-0)

Central Division Finals – Series “K” (best-of-7)
C3-Manitoba Moose vs. C4-Rockford IceHogs
Game 1 – Fri., May 4 – Rockford 4, MANITOBA 2 | Recap
Game 2 – Sat., May 5 – Rockford 4, MANITOBA 1 | Recap
Game 3 – Wed., May 9 – Manitoba at Rockford, 8:00
Game 4 – Fri., May 11 – Manitoba at Rockford, 8:00
*Game 5 – Sat., May 12 – Manitoba at Rockford, 7:00
*Game 6 – Tue., May 15 – Rockford at Manitoba, 8:00
*Game 7 – Wed., May 16 – Rockford at Manitoba, 8:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern


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Game 3 – Tonight, 8:00 ET, AHL Live
(Series tied, 1-1)

The Pacific Division Finals move to Cedar Park tied at one game apiece as Texas hosts Tucson in Game 3 tonight… The Stars’ 4-1 road win in Game 2 on Friday night leveled the series after the Roadrunners took Game 1 in overtime… Brian Flynn (5-1-6) has scored three of Texas’s five goals in the series — including two empty-netters in Game 2 on Friday — and leads the AHL with five goals overall this postseason… Travis Morin (2-3-5) and Curtis McKenzie (1-4-5), both members of the Stars’ Calder Cup championship team in 2014, are tied for second in team scoring with five points apiece… Following his 32-save effort in Game 2, Mike McKenna (4-2, 1.59, .957) has stopped 157 of 160 shots (0.70, .981) in his last four appearances for the Stars… Adin Hill (4-2, 1.64, .941) has allowed three goals on 100 shots (0.73, .970) in the same span for the Roadrunners… Tucson rookie Dylan Strome (3-5-8) is without a point in this series after putting up eight points in four games vs. San Jose in the division semifinals… Mario Kempe (4-3-7) had a five-game scoring streak snapped in Game 2… Michael Bunting (3-1-4) scored both Roadrunners goals in their Game 1 win, and Lane Pederson (3-1-4) found the net in Game 2… Both teams are 1-for-7 on the power play in the series.

Pacific Division Finals – Series “L” (best-of-7)
P1-Tucson Roadrunners vs. P2-Texas Stars
Game 1 – Wed., May 2 – TUCSON 2, Texas 1 (OT) | Recap
Game 2 – Fri., May 4 – Texas 4, TUCSON 1 | Recap
Game 3 – Mon., May 7 – Tucson at Texas, 8:00
Game 4 – Wed., May 9 – Tucson at Texas, 8:00
Game 5 – Fri., May 11 – Tucson at Texas, 8:00
*Game 6 – Sun., May 13 – Texas at Tucson, 10:05
*Game 7 – Mon., May 14 – Texas at Tucson, 10:05
*if necessary… All times Eastern


Alumni Watch
In yesterday’s Stanley Cup Playoff action, three-time AHL All-Star Jonathan Marchessault scored, as did 2010 Calder Cup champion Cody Eakin, as Vegas advanced to the Western Conference Final with a 3-0 win at San Jose… Nate Schmidt tallied a goal and an assist for the Golden Knight, and Marc-Andre Fleury registered his fourth shutout of the postseason… 2013 AHL All-Star J.T. Miller scored the game-winning goal as Tampa Bay eliminated Boston with a 3-1 victory in Game 5.


Working Overtime
There have been 8 overtime games played in the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs so far:

DateResultGWGTime
May 5TORONTO 2, Syracuse 1Frederik Gauthier35:10
May 2TUCSON 2, Texas 1Michael Bunting8:53
Apr. 28LEHIGH VALLEY 4, Providence 3Maxim Lamarche18:36
Apr. 26Rockford 4, CHICAGO 3Victor Ejdsell57:22
Apr. 22Texas 5, ONTARIO 4Samuel Laberge37:38
Apr. 21TORONTO 3, Utica 2Chris Mueller17:48
Apr. 20CHARLOTTE 3, W-B/Scranton 2Lucas Wallmark3:18
Apr. 19TEXAS 4, Ontario 3Brian Flynn1:55

On This Date
May 7, 2015 – Curtis Hamilton scores 16 seconds into the fourth overtime period to give Oklahoma City a 2-1 win over Utica in Game 1 of their second-round series… The Barons’ Richard Bachman (56 saves) and the Comets’ Jacob Markstrom (65 saves) combine to stop 121 of 124 shots in the five-hour, 12-minute marathon.

May 7, 1975 – The Springfield Indians capture the Calder Cup with a 4-0 win over New Haven.

May 7, 1969 – The Hershey Bears win their fourth Calder Cup, defeating the visiting Quebec Aces by a 3-0 score.


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