1992 Calder Cup playoffs

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The 1992 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 7, 1992.[1] The twelve teams that qualified, four from each division, played best-of-seven series for division semifinals and division finals. The highest remaining seed received a bye for the third round while the other two remaining teams played a best-of-three series series, with the winner advancing to play the bye-team in a best-of-seven series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on May 29, 1992 with the Adirondack Red Wings defeating the St. John's Maple Leafs four games to three in a series in which the visiting team won every game to win the fourth Calder Cup in team history.[2] Adirondack's Allan Bester won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as AHL playoff MVP.[3]

Playoff seeds[edit]

After the 1991-92 AHL regular season, twelve teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Fredericton Canadiens finished the regular season with the best overall record.[4]

Atlantic Division[edit]

  1. Fredericton Canadiens - 96 points
  2. St. John's Maple Leafs - 90 points
  3. Cape Breton Oilers - 82 points
  4. Moncton Hawks - 74 points

Northern Division[edit]

  1. Springfield Indians - 94 points
  2. Adirondack Red Wings - 84 points
  3. New Haven Nighthawks - 82 points
  4. Capital District Islanders - 75 points

Southern Division[edit]

  1. Binghamton Rangers - 91 points
  2. Rochester Americans - 86 points
  3. Hershey Bears - 83 points
  4. Utica Devils - 74 points

Bracket[edit]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Semifinal Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1  Fredericton 3  
A4  Moncton 4  
  A4  Moncton 0  
Atlantic Division
  A2  St. John's 4  
A2  St. John's 4
A3  Cape Breton 1  
   BYE  
  A2  St. John's  
N1  Springfield 4  
N4  Capital District 3  
  N1  Springfield 0     A2  St. John's 3
Northern Division
  N2  Adirondack 4       N2  Adirondack 4  
N2  Adirondack 4
N3  New Haven 1  
  S2  Rochester 1  
  N2  Adirondack 2  
S1  Binghamton 4  
S4  Utica 0  
  S1  Binghamton 3  
Southern Division
  S2  Rochester 4  
S2  Rochester 4
S3  Hershey 2  

In each round the team that earned more points during the regular season receives home ice advantage, meaning they receive the "extra" game on home-ice if the series reaches the maximum number of games. For the Semifinal round, the team that earned the most points during the regular season out of the three remaining teams receives a bye directly to the Calder Cup Final. There is no set series format due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.[5]

Division Semifinals[edit]

Note 1: Home team is listed first.
Note 2: The number of overtime periods played (where applicable) is not specified

Atlantic Division[edit]

(A1) Fredericton Canadiens vs. (A4) Moncton Hawks[edit]

Moncton won series 4 – 3


(A2) St. John's Maple Leafs vs. (A3) Cape Breton Oilers[edit]

St. John's won series 4 - 1


Northern Division[edit]

(N1) Springfield Indians vs. (N4) Capital District Islanders[edit]

Springfield won series 4 – 3


(N2) Adirondack Red Wings vs. (N3) New Haven Nighthawks[edit]

Adirondack won series 4 - 1


Southern Division[edit]

(S1) Binghamton Rangers vs. (S4) Utica Devils[edit]

Binghamton won series 4 - 0


(S2) Rochester Americans vs. (S3) Hershey Bears[edit]

Rochester won series 4 - 2


Division Finals[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

(A2) St. John's Maple Leafs vs. (A4) Moncton Hawks[edit]

St. John's won series 4 - 0


Northern Division[edit]

(N1) Springfield Indians vs. (N2) Adirondack Red Wings[edit]

Adirondack won series 4 - 0


Minor league star Bruce Boudreau played his final game in this series, appearing for Adirondack as an emergency injury replacement in the third and fourth matches.

Southern Division[edit]

(S1) Binghamton Rangers vs. (S2) Rochester Americans[edit]

Rochester won series 4 - 3


Semifinal[edit]

Bye[edit]

  • (A2) St. John's Maple Leafs receive a bye to the Calder Cup Final by virtue of having earned the highest point total in the regular season out of the three remaining teams.

(S2) Rochester Americans vs. (N2) Adirondack Red Wings[edit]

Adirondack won series 2 - 1


Calder Cup Final[edit]

(A2) St. John's Maple Leafs vs. (N2) Adirondack Red Wings[edit]

Adirondack won series 4 - 3


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1992 AHL playoff results The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 5, 2008.
  2. ^ A to Z encyclopaedia of ice hockey azhockey.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2008.
  3. ^ Jack A. Butterfield Trophy ahlhalloffame.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2008.
  4. ^ 1991-92 AHL standings The Internet Hockey Database. Retrieved on May 5, 2008.
  5. ^ Frequently asked questions theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
Preceded by
1991 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
1992
Succeeded by
1993 Calder Cup playoffs