2013 Calder Cup playoffs

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The 2013 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 26, 2013, with the same playoff format that was introduced in 2012. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played a best-of-five series in the conference quarterfinals, and the playoffs continued with best-of-seven series for the conference semifinals, conference finals and Calder Cup finals. The Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Syracuse Crunch in six games to win the Calder Cup for the first time in Grand Rapids' franchise history.

Playoff seeds[edit]

After the 2012–13 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top eight teams from each conference qualifies for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

  1. Providence Bruins – 105 points
  2. Portland Pirates – 87 points
  3. Manchester Monarchs – 81 points (35 regulation and overtime wins)

Northeast Division[edit]

  1. Springfield Falcons – 99 points

East Division[edit]

  1. Syracuse Crunch – 97 points
  2. Binghamton Senators – 96 points
  3. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 88 points
  4. Hershey Bears – 81 points (32 regulation and overtime wins)

Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

  1. Toronto Marlies – 96 points
  2. Rochester Americans – 90 points (33 regulation and overtime wins)

Midwest Division[edit]

  1. Grand Rapids Griffins – 92 points
  2. Milwaukee Admirals – 89 points

South Division[edit]

  1. Texas Stars – 97 points
  2. Charlotte Checkers – 92 points
  3. Oklahoma City Barons – 91 points
  4. Houston Aeros – 90 points (35 regulation and overtime wins)

Bracket[edit]

  Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
1  Providence 3     1  Providence 3  
8  Hershey 2     5  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  


2  Springfield 3 Eastern Conference
7  Manchester 1  
    5  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1  
  3  Syracuse 4  
3  Syracuse 3  
6  Portland 0  
4  Binghamton 0   2  Springfield 0
5  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3     3  Syracuse 4  


  E3  Syracuse 2
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W3  Grand Rapids 4
1  Texas 3     1  Texas 1
8  Milwaukee 1     5  Oklahoma City 4  
2  Toronto 3
7  Rochester 0  
  5  Oklahoma City 3
  3  Grand Rapids 4  
3  Grand Rapids 3  
6  Houston 2   Western Conference
4  Charlotte 2   2  Toronto 2
5  Oklahoma City 3     3  Grand Rapids 4  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

Conference quarterfinals[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]

(1) Providence Bruins vs. (8) Hershey Bears[edit]

Providence wins series 3–2


(2) Springfield Falcons vs. (7) Manchester Monarchs[edit]

Springfield wins series 3–1


(3) Syracuse Crunch vs. (6) Portland Pirates[edit]

Syracuse wins series 3–0


(4) Binghamton Senators vs. (5) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wins series 3–0


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Texas Stars vs. (8) Milwaukee Admirals[edit]

Texas wins series 3–1


(2) Toronto Marlies vs. (7) Rochester Americans[edit]

Toronto wins series 3–0


(3) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (6) Houston Aeros[edit]

Grand Rapids wins series 3–2


(4) Charlotte Checkers vs. (5) Oklahoma City Barons[edit]

Oklahoma City wins series 3–2


Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(1) Providence Bruins vs. (5) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]

The Penguins became the third team in AHL history, along with the 1960 Rochester Americans and 1989 Adirondack Red Wings to come back from a 0–3 series deficit and win a best of seven playoff series, and the first team to then win Game 7 on the road.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wins series 4–3


(2) Springfield Falcons vs. (3) Syracuse Crunch[edit]

Syracuse wins series 4–0


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Texas Stars vs. (5) Oklahoma City Barons[edit]

Oklahoma City wins series 4–1


(2) Toronto Marlies vs. (3) Grand Rapids Griffins[edit]

Grand Rapids wins series 4–2


Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(3) Syracuse Crunch vs. (5) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]

Syracuse wins series 4–1


Western Conference[edit]

(3) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (5) Oklahoma City Barons[edit]

Grand Rapids wins series 4–3


The game scheduled for May 31 was postponed because of dangerous weather conditions around the Cox Convention Center.[1]

Calder Cup Finals[edit]

Syracuse Crunch vs. Grand Rapids Griffins[edit]

Grand Rapids 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
Palat, OndrejOndrej Palat Syracuse Crunch 18 7 19 26 12
Tatar, TomasTomas Tatar Grand Rapids Griffins 24 16 5 21 23
Johnson, TylerTyler Johnson Syracuse Crunch 18 10 11 21 18
Arcobello, MarkMark Arcobello Oklahoma City Barons 17 12 8 20 14
Mursak, JanJan Mursak Grand Rapids Griffins 23 11 6 17 26
Glendening, LukeLuke Glendening Grand Rapids Griffins 24 6 10 16 30
Ferraro, LandonLandon Ferraro Grand Rapids Griffins 24 5 11 16 11
Rajala, ToniToni Rajala Oklahoma City Barons 17 4 12 16 8
Sheahan, RileyRiley Sheahan Grand Rapids Griffins 24 3 13 16 10
Hartikainen, TeemuTeemu Hartikainen Oklahoma City Barons 17 7 8 15 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 360 minutes played. 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
Thiessen, BradBrad Thiessen Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 12 6 4 310 15 1.38 .952 2 654
Desjardins, CedrickCedrick Desjardins Syracuse Crunch 18 13 5 458 42 2.30 .908 3 1097
Nilstorp, CristopherCristopher Nilstorp Texas Stars 9 4 5 270 21 2.30 .922 1 547
Mrazek, PetrPetr Mrazek Grand Rapids Griffins 24 15 9 658 55 2.31 .916 4 1431
Danis, YannYann Danis Oklahoma City Barons 17 10 7 535 41 2.41 .923 1 1019
MacIntyre, DrewDrew MacIntyre Toronto Marlies 9 5 4 288 25 2.85 .913 1 526

Broadcasting[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barons-Griffins postponed by storms". AHL. May 31, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Top Scorers - 2013 Playoffs". AHL. April 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Top Goalies - 2013 Playoffs". AHL. Retrieved April 22, 2013. 
Preceded by
2012 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2013
Succeeded by
2014 Calder Cup playoffs