2014 Calder Cup playoffs

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2014 Calder Cup playoffs
Tournament details
Dates April 23–June 17, 2014
Teams 16
Final positions
Champions Texas Stars
Runner-up St. John's IceCaps
2013
2015

The 2014 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 23, 2014, with the same playoff format that was introduced in 2012. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, will play best-of-five series in the conference quarterfinals, with the playoffs to continue with best-of-seven series for the conference semi-finals, conference finals, and Calder Cup finals.[1] The Texas Stars defeated the St. John's IceCaps in five games to win the Calder Cup for the first time in Texas Stars' franchise history.

Playoff seeds[edit]

After the 2013–14 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. Manchester Monarchs – 105 points
  2. St. John's IceCaps – 99 points
  3. Providence Bruins – 91 points

Northeast Division[edit]

  1. Springfield Falcons – 100 points
  2. Albany Devils – 93 Points

East Division[edit]

  1. Binghamton Senators – 96 points
  2. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 92 points
  3. Norfolk Admirals – 90 points

Western Conference[edit]

West Division[edit]

  1. Texas Stars – 106 points
  2. Abbotsford Heat – 94 points
  3. Oklahoma City Barons – 83 points

Midwest Division[edit]

  1. Chicago Wolves – 100 points
  2. Grand Rapids Griffins – 99 points
  3. Milwaukee Admirals – 91 points

North Division[edit]

  1. Toronto Marlies – 96 points
  2. Rochester Americans – 85 points

Bracket[edit]

  Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
1 Manchester 1     4 St. John's 4  
8 Norfolk 3     8 Norfolk 2  


2 Springfield 2 Eastern Conference
7 Providence 3  
    4 St. John's 4  
  6 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2  
3 Binghamton 1  
6 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3  
4 St. John's 3   6 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
5 Albany 1     7 Providence 3  


  E4 St. John's 1
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W1 Texas 4
1 Texas 3     1 Texas 4
8 Oklahoma City 0     4 Grand Rapids 2  
2 Chicago 3
7 Rochester 2  
  1 Texas 4
  3 Toronto 3  
3 Toronto 3  
6 Milwaukee 0   Western Conference
4 Grand Rapids 3   2 Chicago 0
5 Abbotsford 1     3 Toronto 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) Manchester Monarchs vs. (8) Norfolk Admirals[edit]

Norfolk wins series 3–1


(2) Springfield Falcons vs. (7) Providence Bruins[edit]

Providence wins series 3–2


(3) Binghamton Senators vs. (6) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wins series 3–1


(4) St. John's IceCaps vs. (5) Albany Devils[edit]

St. John's wins series 3–1


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Texas Stars vs. (8) Oklahoma City Barons[edit]

Texas wins series 3–0


(2) Chicago Wolves vs. (7) Rochester Americans[edit]

Chicago wins series 3–2


(3) Toronto Marlies vs. (6) Milwaukee Admirals[edit]

Toronto wins series 3–0


(4) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (5) Abbotsford Heat[edit]

Grand Rapids wins series 3–1


Conference semifinals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(4) St. John's IceCaps vs. (8) Norfolk Admirals[edit]

St. John's wins series 4–2


(6) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. (7) Providence Bruins[edit]

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wins series 4–3


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Texas Stars vs. (4) Grand Rapids Griffins[edit]

Texas wins series 4–2


(2) Chicago Wolves vs. (3) Toronto Marlies[edit]

Toronto wins series 4–0


Conference finals[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

(4) St. John's IceCaps vs. (6) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit]

St. John's wins series 4–2


Western Conference[edit]

(1) Texas Stars vs. (3) Toronto Marlies[edit]

Texas wins series 4–3


Calder Cup Finals[edit]

Texas Stars vs. St. John's IceCaps[edit]

Texas wins series 4–1


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
Morin, TravisTravis Morin Texas Stars 21 9 13 22 12
Hedden, MikeMike Hedden Texas Stars 21 9 10 19 20
Gordon, AndrewAndrew Gordon St. John's IceCaps 21 8 11 19 22
Ranford, BrendanBrendan Ranford Texas Stars 21 8 8 16 12
O'Neill, WillWill O'Neill St. John's IceCaps 18 3 13 16 27
Holland, PeterPeter Holland Toronto Marlies 11 7 8 15 6
Spooner, RyanRyan Spooner Providence Bruins 12 6 9 15 2
Khokhlachev, AlexanderAlexander Khokhlachev Providence Bruins 12 9 5 14 12
O'Dell, EricEric O'Dell St. John's IceCaps 21 9 5 14 20
Kobasew, ChuckChuck Kobasew Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 14 8 6 14 40

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 60 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
Gibson, JohnJohn Gibson Norfolk Admirals 6 4 2 198 9 1.45 .955 1 373:03
Berube, Jean-FrancoisJean-Francois Berube Manchester Monarchs 4 1 3 110 7 1.67 .936 1 252:14
Hutchinson, MichaelMichael Hutchinson St. John's IceCaps 21 12 9 676 42 1.95 .938 3 1290:05
MacIntyre, DrewDrew MacIntyre Toronto Marlies 14 10 4 495 29 2.08 .941 2 837:29
Nilstorp, CristopherCristopher Nilstorp Texas Stars 19 13 5 470 38 2.17 .919 1 1051:20
Kinkaid, KeithKeith Kinkaid Albany Devils 4 1 3 132 9 2.26 .932 0 238:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2013-14 AHL schedule unveiled
  2. ^ "Top Scorers - 2014 Playoffs". AHL. April 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Top Goalies - 2014 Playoffs". AHL. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
Preceded by
2013 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2014
Succeeded by
2015 Calder Cup playoffs