East field set as Penguins, Bruins, Checkers clinch

The Eastern Conference field is set for the Calder Cup Playoffs after the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Providence Bruins and Charlotte Checkers all clinched postseason berths on Saturday night.

The Penguins, Bruins and Checkers join the Lehigh Valley Phantoms as playoff teams from the Atlantic Division.

Toronto, Syracuse, Utica and Rochester will compete in the North Division draw.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton has clinched a spot in the Calder Cup Playoffs for the 16th year in a row, the longest active streak in the AHL.

Providence is heading to the Calder Cup Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season and the 21st time in their 26-year history. The Bruins reached the Eastern Conference Finals a year ago.

Charlotte is playoff-bound for the second straight spring and the third time in six seasons as members of the AHL.

The AHL’s 2017-18 regular season ends Sunday, Apr. 15; for more information and daily updates on the Calder Cup Playoff races, check out the official AHL Playoff Primer.