2009 Calder Cup playoffs

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The 2009 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 15, 2009.[1] The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-seven series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals. The conference champions then played a best-of-seven series for the Calder Cup. The Hershey Bears defeated the Manitoba Moose 4 games to 2 in the finals to win the Calder Cup.

Playoff seeds[edit]

After the 2008–09 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

  1. Hartford Wolf Pack – 99 points
  2. Providence Bruins – 94 points
  3. Portland Pirates – 88 points
  4. Worcester Sharks – 87 points

East Division[edit]

  1. Hershey Bears – 106 points
  2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 106 points
  3. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 104 points
  4. Philadelphia Phantoms – 93 points

Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

  1. Manitoba Moose – 107 points
  2. Hamilton Bulldogs – 102 points
  3. Grand Rapids Griffins – 98 points
  4. Toronto Marlies – 90 points

West Division[edit]

  1. Milwaukee Admirals – 107 points
  2. Peoria Rivermen – 92 points
  3. Houston Aeros – 87 points
  4. Rockford IceHogs – 86 points

Bracket[edit]

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1  Hartford 2  
A4  Worcester 4  
  A4  Worcester 2  
  A2  Providence 4  
A2  Providence 4
A3  Portland 1  
  A2  Providence 1  
Eastern Conference
  E1  Hershey 4  
E1  Hershey 4  
E4  Philadelphia 0  
  E1  Hershey 4
  E3  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3  
E2  Bridgeport 1
E3  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  
  E1  Hershey 4
  N1  Manitoba 2
N1  Manitoba 4  
N4  Toronto 2  
  N1  Manitoba 4
  N3  Grand Rapids 0  
N2  Hamilton 2
N3  Grand Rapids 4  
  N1  Manitoba 4
Western Conference
  W3  Houston 2  
W1  Milwaukee 4  
W4  Rockford 0  
  W1  Milwaukee 3
  W3  Houston 4  
W2  Peoria 3
W3  Houston 4  


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.[2]

Statistical leaders[edit]

Skaters[edit]

These are the top ten skaters based on points.[3]

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Alexandre Giroux Hershey Bears 22 15 13 28 +3 22
Corey Locke Houston Aeros 20 12 11 23 -9 32
Jason Krog Manitoba Moose 22 8 15 23 +9 0
Keith Aucoin Hershey Bears 21 5 18 23 +9 16
Chris Bourque Hershey Bears 22 5 16 21 +2 30
Jason Jaffray Manitoba Moose 22 9 10 19 +7 12
Michael Grabner Manitoba Moose 20 10 7 17 +11 2
Matt Beaudoin Houston Aeros 20 8 9 17 -4 12
Martin St. Pierre Providence Bruins 16 5 11 16 -1 26
Brad Marchand Providence Bruins 16 7 8 15 -2 26

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

All statistics as of: 08:54, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Goaltending[edit]

These are the top five goaltenders based on both goals against average and save percentage with at least one game played (Note: list is sorted by goals against average).[4]

Player Team GP W L SA GA GAA SV% SO TOI
Drew MacIntyre Milwaukee Admirals 11 7 4 261 18 1.65 .931 1 655
Matt Climie Houston Aeros 5 1 1 109 6 1.88 .945 0 191
Michal Neuvirth Hershey Bears 22 16 6 633 43 1.92 .932 4 1346
Adam Berkhoel Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 6 3 2 189 12 2.12 .937 0 340
Cory Schneider Manitoba Moose 22 14 7 600 47 2.15 .922 0 1315

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)

All statistics as of: 08:54, 26 April 2010 (UTC)

Division Semifinals[edit]

Note 1: All times are in Eastern Time (UTC-4).
Note 2: Home team is listed first.

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

(A1) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A4) Worcester Sharks[edit]
Worcester won series 4–2


(A2) Providence Bruins vs. (A3) Portland Pirates[edit]
Providence won series 4–1


East Division[edit]

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (E4) Philadelphia Phantoms[edit]
Hershey won series 4–0


Due to scheduling issues, Philadelphia hosted the first two games of the series. These would be their last 2 games in Philadelphia, as the team would move to Adiriondack after the season.

(E2) Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4–1

Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

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


(N2) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N3) Grand Rapids Griffins[edit]
Grand Rapids won series 4–2


West Division[edit]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W4) Rockford IceHogs[edit]
Milwaukee won series 4–0


(W2) Peoria Rivermen vs. (W3) Houston Aeros[edit]
Houston won series 4–3


Division Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Atlantic Division[edit]

(A2) Providence Bruins vs. (A4) Worcester Sharks[edit]
Providence won series 4–2


East Division[edit]

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]
Hershey won series 4–3


Western Conference[edit]

North Division[edit]

(N1) Manitoba Moose vs. (N3) Grand Rapids Griffins[edit]
Manitoba won series 4–0


West Division[edit]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W3) Houston Aeros[edit]
Houston won series 4–3


Conference Finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (A2) Providence Bruins[edit]

Hershey wins series 4–1


Western Conference[edit]

(N1) Manitoba Moose vs. (W3) Houston Aeros[edit]

Manitoba wins series 4–2


Calder Cup Finals[edit]

(N1) Manitoba Moose vs. (E1) Hershey Bears[edit]

Hershey wins series 4–2


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs caldercup.com. Retrieved on April 16, 2009
  2. ^ Frequently asked questions theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  3. ^ "Top Scorers - 2009 Playoffs - All Players". AHL. Archived from the original on 2009-06-20. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  4. ^ "Top Goalies - 2009 Playoffs - Goals Against Average". AHL. 
Preceded by
2008 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2009
Succeeded by
2010 Calder Cup playoffs