2011 Calder Cup playoffs

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The 2011 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 13, 2011. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-seven series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals. Then the Eastern Conference Champion Binghamton Senators defeated the Western Conference Champion Houston Aeros four games to two to win the Calder Cup, the first one in Binghamton franchise history.

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Playoff seeds[edit]

After the 2010–11 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. Portland Pirates – 103 points
  2. Manchester Monarchs – 98 points
  3. Connecticut Whale – 88 points

East Division[edit]

  1. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 117 points
  2. Hershey Bears – 100 points
  3. Charlotte Checkers – 97 points
  4. Norfolk Admirals – 93 points
  5. Binghamton Senators – 92 points

Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

  1. Hamilton Bulldogs – 97 points
  2. Lake Erie Monsters – 96 points
  3. Manitoba Moose – 93 points

West Division[edit]

  1. Milwaukee Admirals – 102 points
  2. Houston Aeros – 98 points
  3. Peoria Rivermen – 92 points (36 Regulation/Overtime Wins)
  4. Texas Stars – 92 points (35 Regulation/Overtime Wins)
  5. Oklahoma City Barons – 91 points

Bracket[edit]

Division semifinals Division finals Conference finals Calder Cup final
                       
A1 Portland 4
A3 Connecticut 2
A1 Portland 2
Atlantic Division
E5 Binghamton 4
A2 Manchester 3
E5 Binghamton 4
E5 Binghamton 4
Eastern Conference
E3 Charlotte 0
E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
E4 Norfolk 2
E1 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2
East Division
E3 Charlotte 4
E2 Hershey 2
E3 Charlotte 4
E5 Binghamton 4
W2 Houston 2
N1 Hamilton 4
W5 Oklahoma City 2
N1 Hamilton 4
North Division
N3 Manitoba 3
N2 Lake Erie 3
N3 Manitoba 4
N1 Hamilton 3
Western Conference
W2 Houston 4
W1 Milwaukee 4
W4 Texas 2
W1 Milwaukee 3
West Division
W2 Houston 4
W2 Houston 4
W3 Peoria 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]

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) Portland Pirates vs. (A3) Connecticut Whale[edit]
Portland won series 4–2


(A2) Manchester Monarchs vs. (E5) Binghamton Senators[edit]
Binghamton won series 4–3


East Division[edit]

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


(E2) Hershey Bears vs. (E3) Charlotte Checkers[edit]
Charlotte won series 4–2


Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

(N1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (W5) Oklahoma City Barons[edit]
Hamilton won series 4–2


(N2) Lake Erie Monsters vs. (N3) Manitoba Moose[edit]
Manitoba won series 4–3


West Division[edit]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W4) Texas Stars[edit]
Milwaukee won series 4–2


(W2) Houston Aeros vs. (W3) Peoria Rivermen[edit]
Houston won series 4–0


Division finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

(A1) Portland Pirates vs. (E5) Binghamton Senators[edit]
Binghamton won series 4–2


East Division[edit]

(E1) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. (E3) Charlotte Checkers[edit]
Charlotte won series 4–2


Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

(N1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N3) Manitoba Moose[edit]
Hamilton won series 4–3


West Division[edit]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W2) Houston Aeros[edit]
Houston won series 4–3


Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(E3) Charlotte Checkers vs. (E5) Binghamton Senators[edit]

Binghamton won series 4–0


Western Conference[edit]

(W2) Houston Aeros vs. (N1) Hamilton Bulldogs[edit]

Houston won series 4–3


Calder Cup finals[edit]

Binghamton Senators vs. Houston Aeros[edit]

Binghamton won series 4–2


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
Potulny, RyanRyan Potulny Binghamton Senators 23 14 12 26 +6 12
Keller, RyanRyan Keller Binghamton Senators 23 10 15 25 +6 8
Dawes, NigelNigel Dawes Hamilton Bulldogs 20 14 8 22 +4 8
Daugavins, KasparsKaspars Daugavins Binghamton Senators 23 10 10 20 +8 8
Smith, ZackZack Smith Binghamton Senators 23 8 12 20 –5 36
Palushaj, AaronAaron Palushaj Hamilton Bulldogs 19 7 12 19 +2 14
O'Sullivan, PatrickPatrick O'Sullivan Houston Aeros 24 4 14 18 –5 16
Benoit, AndreAndre Benoit Binghamton Senators 23 3 15 18 +6 14
Butler, BobbyBobby Butler Binghamton Senators 23 13 4 17 –1 6
Rosa, MarcoMarco Rosa Manitoba Moose 14 6 11 17 +1 4

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. 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
Brad Thiessen Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 12 6 6 332 20 1.67 .940 2 720
Martin Gerber Oklahoma City Barons 6 2 3 145 10 1.79 .931 1 335
Drew MacIntyre Hamilton Bulldogs 20 11 9 603 42 1.95 .930 1 1289
Eddie Lack Manitoba Moose 12 6 5 369 25 1.99 .932 2 752
Robin Lehner Binghamton Senators 19 14 4 639 39 2.10 .939 3 1112
Jeremy Smith Milwaukee Admirals 13 7 6 462 32 2.28 .931 0 843

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Frequently asked questions theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  2. ^ "Top Scorers - 2011 Playoffs - All Players". AHL. April 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Top Goalies - 2011 Playoffs - Goals Against Average". AHL. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
Preceded by
2010 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2011
Succeeded by
2012 Calder Cup playoffs