2005 Calder Cup playoffs

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The 2005 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 19, 2005.[1] The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-7 series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals. The conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on June 10, 2005 with the Philadelphia Phantoms defeating the Chicago Wolves four games to none to win the second Calder Cup in team history.[2] Philadelphia's Antero Niittymaki won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as playoff MVP.[3]

Philadelphia set an AHL record by winning 11 consecutive home games in a single playoff.[4]

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Playoff seeds[edit]

After the 2004–05 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Rochester Americans were the Western Conference regular season champions as well as the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners with the best overall regular season record. The Manchester Monarchs were the Eastern Conference regular season champions.[5]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

  1. Manchester Monarchs - Eastern Conference regular season champions, 110 points
  2. Hartford Wolf Pack - 106 points
  3. Lowell Lock Monsters - 100 points
  4. Providence Bruins - 90 points

East Division[edit]

  1. Binghamton Senators - 106 points
  2. Philadelphia Phantoms - 103 points
  3. Norfolk Admirals - 93 points
  4. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - 92 points

Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

  1. Rochester Americans - Western Conference regular season champions; Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners, 112 points
  2. St. John's Maple Leafs - 98 points
  3. Manitoba Moose - 98 points
  4. Hamilton Bulldogs - 89 points

West Division[edit]

  1. Chicago Wolves - 105 points
  2. Milwaukee Admirals - 103 points
  3. Cincinnati Mighty Ducks - 93 points
  4. Houston Aeros - 92 points

Bracket[edit]

Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                       
A1 Manchester 2
A4 Providence 4
A4 Providence 4
Atlantic Division
A3 Lowell 1
A2 Hartford 2
A3 Lowell 4
A4 Providence 2
Eastern Conference
E2 Philadelphia 4
E1 Binghamton 2
E4 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
E4 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1
East Division
E2 Philadelphia 4
E2 Philadelphia 4
E3 Norfolk 2
E2 Philadelphia 4
W1 Chicago 0
N1 Rochester 4
N4 Hamilton 0
N1 Rochester 1
North Division
N3 Manitoba 4
N2 St. John's 1
N3 Manitoba 4
N3 Manitoba 0
Western Conference
W1 Chicago 4
W1 Chicago 4
W4 Houston 1
W1 Chicago 4
West Division
W3 Cincinnati 1
W2 Milwaukee 3
W3 Cincinnati 4

In each round the higher seed receives home ice advantage, meaning they can play a maximum of four home games if the series reaches seven games. There is no set series format for each series due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.[6]

Division Semifinals[edit]

Note 1: All times are in Eastern Time (UTC-4).
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.
Note 3: Home team is listed first.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

(A1) Manchester Monarchs vs. (A4) Providence Bruins[edit]
Providence won series 4 – 2


(A2) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A3) Lowell Lock Monsters[edit]
Lowell won series 4 – 2


East Division[edit]

(E1) Binghamton Senators vs. (E4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4 – 2


(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E3) Norfolk Admirals[edit]
Philadelphia won series 4 - 2


Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

(N1) Rochester Americans vs. (N4) Hamilton Bulldogs[edit]
Rochester won series 4 - 0


(N2) St. John's Maple Leafs vs. (N3) Manitoba Moose[edit]
Manitoba won series 4 - 1


West Division[edit]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W4) Houston Aeros[edit]
Chicago won series 4 - 1


(W2) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W3) Cincinnati Mighty Ducks[edit]
Cincinnati won series 4 - 3


Division Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

(A3) Lowell Lock Monsters vs. (A4) Providence Bruins[edit]
Providence won series 4 - 1


East Division[edit]

(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]
Philadelphia won series 4 - 1


Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

(N1) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Manitoba Moose[edit]
Manitoba won series 4 - 1


West Division[edit]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W3) Cincinnati Mighty Ducks[edit]
Chicago won series 4 - 1


Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (A4) Providence Bruins[edit]

Philadelphia won series 4 - 2


Western Conference[edit]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (N3) Manitoba Moose[edit]

Chicago won series 4 - 0


Calder Cup Final[edit]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (E2) Philadelphia Phantoms[edit]

Philadelphia won series 4 - 0


Playoff statistical leaders[edit]

Leading skaters[edit]

These are the top ten skaters based on points. If there is a tie in points, goals take precedence over assists.

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Carter, JeffJeff Carter Philadelphia Phantoms 21 12 11 23 +10 12
Sharp, PatrickPatrick Sharp Philadelphia Phantoms 21 8 13 21 +9 20
Hilbert, AndyAndy Hilbert Providence Bruins 17 7 14 21 +3 27
Aucoin, KeithKeith Aucoin Providence Bruins 17 4 14 18 –5 18
Sim, JonJon Sim Philadelphia Phantoms 21 10 7 17 +7 44
Boyes, BradBrad Boyes Providence Bruins 16 8 7 15 –1 23
Richards, MikeMike Richards Philadelphia Phantoms 14 7 8 15 +8 28
Green, JoshJosh Green Manitoba Moose 14 9 5 14 –1 26
Goren, LeeLee Goren Manitoba Moose 14 10 3 13 +4 23
Ready, RyanRyan Ready Philadelphia Phantoms 19 2 11 13 +5 6

Leading goaltenders[edit]

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on goals against average and the top five goaltenders based on save percentage with at least 420 minutes played. The table is initially sorted by goals against average, with the criterion for inclusion in bold.

GP = Games played; W = Wins; L = Losses; SA = Shots against; GA = Goals against; GAA = Goals against average; SV% = Save percentage; SO = Shutouts; TOI = Time on ice (in minutes)

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Kari Lehtonen Chicago Wolves 16 10 6 457 28 1.71 .939 2 983
Antero Niittymaki Philadelphia Phantoms 21 15 5 648 37 1.75 .943 3 1269
Wade Flaherty Manitoba Moose 12 8 4 329 29 2.42 .912 2 720
Hannu Toivonen Providence Bruins 17 10 7 547 42 2.43 .923 0 1038
Andy Chiodo Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 9 5 4 244 23 2.48 .906 1 556
Cam Ward Lowell Lock Monsters 11 5 6 340 28 2.53 .918 2 664
Brian Finley Milwaukee Admirals 7 3 4 229 20 2.62 .913 1 458

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 2005 Calder Cup Playoffs caldercup.com. Retrieved on April 27, 2008
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Phantoms history timeline". phantomshockey.com. Archived from the original on June 27, 2009. Retrieved April 27, 2008. 
  3. ^ Jack A. Butterfield Trophy AHL Hall of Fame. Retrieved on May 5, 2008
  4. ^ Calder Cup record book: Teams caldercup.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2008
  5. ^ 2004-05 AHL Standings HockeyDB. Retrieved on April 27, 2008
  6. ^ Frequently asked questions theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
Preceded by
2004 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2005
Succeeded by
2006 Calder Cup playoffs