2010 Calder Cup playoffs

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The 2010 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 14, 2010. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-seven series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals. The conference champions, Hershey Bears and Texas Stars, played a best-of-seven series for the Calder Cup that was won by the Hershey Bears in 6 games. This was the 2nd consecutive Calder Cup for the Bears and their 11th overall.

Playoff seeds[edit]

After the 2009–10 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top eight teams from each conference qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

  1. Worcester Sharks – 104 points
  2. Portland Pirates – 101 points
  3. Manchester Monarchs – 95 points
  4. Lowell Devils – 88 points
  5. Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 86 points

East Division[edit]

  1. Hershey Bears – 123 points
  2. Albany River Rats – 94 points
  3. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 87 points

Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

  1. Hamilton Bulldogs – 115 points
  2. Rochester Americans – 91 points
  3. Abbotsford Heat – 90 points
  4. Manitoba Moose – 87 points

West Division[edit]

  1. Chicago Wolves – 105 points
  2. Texas Stars – 99 points
  3. Rockford IceHogs – 94 points
  4. Milwaukee Admirals – 91 points

Bracket[edit]

Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                       
E1 Hershey 4
A5 Bridgeport 1
E1 Hershey 4
East Division
E2 Albany 0
E2 Albany 4
E3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0
E1 Hershey 4
Eastern Conference
A3 Manchester 2
A1 Worcester 4
A4 Lowell 1
A1 Worcester 2
Atlantic Division
A3 Manchester 4
A2 Portland 0
A3 Manchester 4
E1 Hershey 4
W2 Texas 2
N1 Hamilton 4
N4 Manitoba 2
N1 Hamilton 4
North Division
N3 Abbotsford 2
N2 Rochester 3
N3 Abbotsford 4
N1 Hamilton 3
Western Conference
W2 Texas 4
W1 Chicago 4
W4 Milwaukee 3
W1 Chicago 3
West Division
W2 Texas 4
W2 Texas 4
W3 Rockford 0

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. There is no set series format due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.[1]

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.[2]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Giroux, AlexandreAlexandre Giroux Hershey Bears 21 14 13 27 +2 22
Bourque, ChrisChris Bourque Hershey Bears 21 7 20 27 +7 10
Benn, JamieJamie Benn Texas Stars 24 14 12 26 +7 22
Aucoin, KeithKeith Aucoin Hershey Bears 21 2 23 25 +1 2
Desharnais, DavidDavid Desharnais Hamilton Bulldogs 19 10 13 23 +4 16
Gordon, AndrewAndrew Gordon Hershey Bears 17 13 7 20 +2 2
Trotter, BrockBrock Trotter Hamilton Bulldogs 19 8 11 19 +5 14
Perreault, MathieuMathieu Perreault Hershey Bears 21 7 12 19 +14 18
Lindgren, PerttuPerttu Lindgren Texas Stars 24 7 10 17 +1 2
Hutchinson, AndrewAndrew Hutchinson Texas Stars 21 5 11 16 +9 14

Leading goaltenders[edit]

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on games played who have played at least 420 minutes. The table is initially sorted by goals against average, with the criterion for inclusion in bold.[3]

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
Michal Neuvirth Hershey Bears 18 14 4 489 39 2.07 .920 1 1133
Jonathan Bernier Manchester Monarchs 16 10 6 488 30 1.81 .939 3 996
Matt Climie Texas Stars 15 7 6 476 40 2.71 .916 0 885
Alex Stalock Worcester Sharks 11 6 5 320 26 2.28 .919 0 683
Brent Krahn Texas Stars 11 7 4 342 26 2.48 .924 0 628

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]

East Division[edit]

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (A5) Bridgeport Sound Tigers[edit]
Hershey won series 4–1


(E2) Albany River Rats vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]
Albany won series 4–0


Atlantic Division[edit]

(A1) Worcester Sharks vs. (A4) Lowell Devils[edit]
Worcester won series 4–1


Due to scheduling issues Lowell hosted game 5.

(A2) Portland Pirates vs. (A3) Manchester Monarchs[edit]
Manchester won series 4–0


Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

(N1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N4) Manitoba Moose[edit]
Hamilton won series 4–2


(N2) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Abbotsford Heat[edit]
Abbotsford won series 4–3


West Division[edit]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W4) Milwaukee Admirals[edit]
Chicago won series 4–3


(W2) Texas Stars vs. (W3) Rockford IceHogs[edit]
Texas won series 4–0


Division Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

East Division[edit]

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (E2) Albany River Rats[edit]
Hershey won series 4–0


Atlantic Division[edit]

(A1) Worcester Sharks vs. (A3) Manchester Monarchs[edit]
Manchester won series 4–2


Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

(N1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N3) Abbotsford Heat[edit]
Hamilton won series 4–2


West Division[edit]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W2) Texas Stars[edit]
Texas won series 4–3


Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Hershey Bears vs. Manchester Monarchs[edit]

Hershey won series 4–2


Western Conference[edit]

Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Texas Stars[edit]

Texas won series 4–3


Calder Cup Finals[edit]

Hershey Bears vs. Texas Stars[edit]

The series began eight days after the conclusion of the Conference Finals, as the Giant Center hosted the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus over the Memorial Day weekend.


Hershey won series 4–2


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frequently asked questions theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  2. ^ "Top Scorers - 2010 Playoffs - All Players". AHL. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Top Goalies - 2010 Playoffs - Goals Against Average". AHL. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
Preceded by
2009 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2010
Succeeded by
2011 Calder Cup playoffs