Gulls join playoff picture

The Calder Cup Playoffs are coming to San Diego.

In their first season as members of the American Hockey League, the San Diego Gulls have clinched a postseason berth, officially securing their spot on Wednesday night when San Jose dropped a 4-3 overtime decision in San Antonio.

The Gulls, top affiliate of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, are the second Pacific Division club to wrap up a playoff spot.

Nine of the 16 playoff spots in the American Hockey League postseason have now been claimed. For more information and daily updates on the playoff races, check out the official AHL Playoff Primer