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The 2004 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 14, 2004. Twenty teams, the top five from each division, qualified for the playoffs. The fourth- and fifth-placed teams in each division played best-of-3 series in the qualifying round. The four winners, in addition to the other twelve teams that qualified, played best-of-7 series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals.[1] The conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on June 6, 2004 with the Milwaukee Admirals defeating the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins four games to none to win the first Calder Cup in team history.[2] Milwaukee's Wade Flaherty won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as AHL playoff MVP.[3]

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Records[]

Several league records were set during the 2004 Calder Cup Playoffs.[4]

  • A total of 93 games were played throughout the playoffs, the most of any Calder Cup Playoffs
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton lost 12 times during the 2004 playoffs, the most games lost in a single playoff
  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton also played in a record 11 overtime games in one playoff
  • There were 17 shutouts overall, the most in any single playoff
  • 27 overtime games were played, the most in a single playoff
  • Milwaukee tied a record by recording six overtime victories in one playoff
  • Wade Flaherty became the first goaltender to win 16 games in a single playoff

Playoff seeds[]

After the 2003–04 AHL regular season, 20 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top five teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Milwaukee Admirals were the Western Conference regular season champions as well as the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners with the best overall regular season record. The Hartford Wolf Pack were the Eastern Conference regular season champions.[5]

Eastern Conference[]

Atlantic Division[]

  1. Hartford Wolf Pack - Eastern Conference regular season champions, 102 points
  2. Manchester Monarchs - 92 points
  3. Worcester IceCats - 90 points
  4. Providence Bruins - 87 points
  5. Portland Pirates - 85 points

East Division[]

  1. Philadelphia Phantoms - 101 points
  2. Bridgeport Sound Tigers - 98 points
  3. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - 86 points
  4. Binghamton Senators - 80 points
  5. Norfolk Admirals - 79 points

Western Conference[]

North Division[]

  1. Hamilton Bulldogs - 96 points
  2. Syracuse Crunch - 93 points
  3. Rochester Americans - 89 points
  4. Cleveland Barons - 89 points
  5. Toronto Roadrunners - 81 points

West Division[]

  1. Milwaukee Admirals - Western Conference regular season champions; Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners, 102 points
  2. Chicago Wolves - 96 points
  3. Grand Rapids Griffins - 96 points
  4. Houston Aeros - 74 points
  5. Cincinnati Mighty Ducks - 72 points

Bracket[]

  Atlantic Division Qualifier
                 
A4 Providence Bruins 0
A5 Portland Pirates 2
  East Division Qualifier
                 
E4 Binghamton Senators 0
E5 Norfolk Admirals 2
  North Division Qualifier
                 
N4 Cleveland Barons 2
N5 Toronto Roadrunners 1
  West Division Qualifier
                 
W4 Houston Aeros 0
W5 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 2
  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1  Hartford 4  
A5  Portland 1  
  A1  Hartford 4  
  A3  Worcester 0  
A3  Worcester 4
A2  Manchester 2  
  A1  Hartford 3  
Eastern Conference
  E3  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  
E1  Philadelphia 4  
E5  Norfolk 2  
  E1  Philadelphia 2
  E3  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  
E3  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
E2  Bridgeport Sound 3  
  E3  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0
  W1  Milwaukee 4
N1  Hamilton 4  
N4  Cleveland 2  
  N1  Hamilton 0
  N3  Rochester 4  
N3  Rochester 4
N2  Syracuse Crunch 3  
  N3  Rochester 1
Western Conference
  W1  Milwaukee 4  
W1  Milwaukee 4  
W5  Cincinnati 3  
  W1  Milwaukee 4
  W3  Chicago 2  
W3  Chicago 4
W2  Grand Rapids 0  

In the qualification round all games are played at the arena of the fourth seed. In each round after the Qualification Round, the higher seed receives home ice advantage, meaning they can play a maximum of four home games if the series reaches seven games. There is no set series format for each series after the Qualification Round due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.[6]

Division Qualifiers[]

Note 1: All times are in Eastern Time.
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.
Note 3: Home team is listed first.

Eastern Conference[]

Atlantic Division[]

(A4) Providence Bruins vs. (A5) Portland Pirates[]
April 15 Providence Bruins 1 - 7 Portland Pirates Dunkin' Donuts Center
April 16 Providence Bruins 2 - 6 Portland Pirates Dunkin' Donuts Center
Portland won series 2 – 0


East Division[]

(E4) Binghamton Senators vs. (E5) Norfolk Admirals[]
April 14 Binghamton Senators 0 - 3 Norfolk Admirals Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
April 16 Binghamton Senators 0 - 3 Norfolk Admirals Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
Norfolk won series 2 – 0


Western Conference[]

North Division[]

(N4) Cleveland Barons vs. (N5) Toronto Roadrunners[]
April 15 Cleveland Barons 1 - 3 Toronto Roadrunners at Strongsville, Ohio[1]
April 17 Cleveland Barons 2 - 1 2OT Toronto Roadrunners at Strongsville, Ohio[1]
April 18 Cleveland Barons 6 - 3 Toronto Roadrunners at Strongsville, Ohio[1]
Cleveland won series 2 – 1


West Division[]

(W4) Houston Aeros vs. (W5) Cincinnati Mighty Ducks[]
April 15 Houston Aeros 3 - 1 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Toyota Center
April 17 Houston Aeros 6 - 3 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Toyota Center
Cincinnati won series 2 – 0


Division Semifinals[]

Eastern Conference[]

Atlantic Division[]

(A1) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A5) Portland Pirates[]
April 20 Hartford Wolf Pack 1 - 3 Portland Pirates Hartford Civic Center
April 21 Hartford Wolf Pack 1 - 0 Portland Pirates Hartford Civic Center
April 23 Portland Pirates 1 - 2 2OT Hartford Wolf Pack Cumberland County Civic Center
April 25 Portland Pirates 3 - 5 Hartford Wolf Pack Cumberland County Civic Center
April 28 Hartford Wolf Pack 4 - 0 Portland Pirates Hartford Civic Center
Hartford won series 4 – 1


(A2) Manchester Monarchs vs. (A3) Worcester IceCats[]
April 15 Manchester Monarchs 1 - 2 Worcester IceCats Verizon Wireless Arena
April 17 Manchester Monarchs 2 - 3 OT Worcester IceCats Verizon Wireless Arena
April 18 Worcester IceCats 0 - 2 Manchester Monarchs DCU Center
April 20 Worcester IceCats 0 - 6 Manchester Monarchs DCU Center
April 22 Manchester Monarchs 2 - 3 3OT Worcester IceCats Verizon Wireless Arena
April 24 Worcester IceCats 6 - 1 Manchester Monarchs DCU Center
Worcester won series 4 – 2


East Division[]

(E1) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E5) Norfolk Admirals[]
April 21 Philadelphia Phantoms 2 - 1 Norfolk Admirals Wachovia Center[1]
April 23 Philadelphia Phantoms 1 - 2 OT Norfolk Admirals Wachovia Center[1]
April 27 Norfolk Admirals 1 - 3 Philadelphia Phantoms Norfolk Scope
April 28 Norfolk Admirals 1 - 2 3OT Philadelphia Phantoms Norfolk Scope
April 30 Norfolk Admirals 2 - 1 Philadelphia Phantoms Norfolk Scope
May 1 Philadelphia Phantoms 3 - 2 Norfolk Admirals Wachovia Center[1]
Philadelphia won series 4 – 2


(E2) Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[]
April 15 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5 - 4 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Arena at Harbor Yard
April 17 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 5 - 4 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Arena at Harbor Yard
April 18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3 - 2 OT Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
April 20 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2 - 4 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
April 22 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 1 - 2 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Arena at Harbor Yard
April 23 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5 - 0 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
April 25 Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2 - 3 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Arena at Harbor Yard
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4 - 3


Western Conference[]

North Division[]

(N1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N4) Cleveland Barons[]
April 20 Hamilton Bulldogs 4 - 0 Cleveland Barons Copps Coliseum
April 25 Hamilton Bulldogs 3 - 4 OT Cleveland Barons Copps Coliseum
April 27 Cleveland Barons 3 - 5 Hamilton Bulldogs Quicken Loans Arena
April 29 Cleveland Barons 3 - 4 Hamilton Bulldogs Quicken Loans Arena
April 30 Hamilton Bulldogs 1 - 4 Cleveland Barons Copps Coliseum
May 2 Cleveland Barons 1 - 3 Hamilton Bulldogs Quicken Loans Arena
Hamilton won series 4 - 2


(N2) Syracuse Crunch vs. (N3) Rochester Americans[]
April 16 Syracuse Crunch 3 - 2 Rochester Americans War Memorial at Oncenter
April 17 Syracuse Crunch 0 - 6 Rochester Americans War Memorial at Oncenter
April 21 Rochester Americans 2 - 3 Syracuse Crunch Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial
April 23 Rochester Americans 2 - 3 Syracuse Crunch Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial
April 25 Syracuse Crunch 0 - 6 Rochester Americans War Memorial at Oncenter
April 28 Rochester Americans 7 - 5 Syracuse Crunch Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial
May 1 Syracuse Crunch 3 - 4 OT Rochester Americans War Memorial at Oncenter
Rochester won series 4 - 3


West Division[]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W5) Cincinnati Mighty Ducks[]
April 21 Milwaukee Admirals 4 - 5 OT Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Bradley Center
April 23 Milwaukee Admirals 6 - 0 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Bradley Center
April 24 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 1 - 0 Milwaukee Admirals Cincinnati Gardens
April 26 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 3 - 4 OT Milwaukee Admirals Cincinnati Gardens
April 28 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks 3 - 1 Milwaukee Admirals Cincinnati Gardens
April 30 Milwaukee Admirals 6 - 3 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Bradley Center
May 1 Milwaukee Admirals 5 - 1 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks Bradley Center
Milwaukee won series 4 - 3


(W2) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (W3) Chicago Wolves[]
April 16 Grand Rapids Griffins 3 - 4 OT Chicago Wolves Van Andel Arena
April 18 Grand Rapids Griffins 0 - 1 Chicago Wolves Van Andel Arena
April 21 Chicago Wolves 4 - 1 Grand Rapids Griffins Allstate Arena
April 23 Chicago Wolves 8 - 2 Grand Rapids Griffins Allstate Arena
Chicago won series 4 - 0


Division Finals[]

Eastern Conference[]

Atlantic Division[]

(A1) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A3) Worcester IceCats[]
April 30 Hartford Wolf Pack 3 - 1 Worcester IceCats Hartford Civic Center
May 1 Worcester IceCats 0 - 3 Hartford Wolf Pack DCU Center
May 2 Worcester IceCats 3 - 4 OT Hartford Wolf Pack DCU Center
May 5 Hartford Wolf Pack 4 - 3 3OT Worcester IceCats Hartford Civic Center
Hartford won series 4 - 0


East Division[]

(E1) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[]
May 5 Philadelphia Phantoms 4 - 5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Wachovia Center[1]
May 7 Philadelphia Phantoms 3 - 2 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Wachovia Center[1]
May 8 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3 - 0 Philadelphia Phantoms Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
May 10 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2 - 0 Philadelphia Phantoms Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
May 12 Philadelphia Phantoms 4 - 2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Wachovia Center[1]
May 14 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3 - 1 Philadelphia Phantoms Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4 - 2


Western Conference[]

North Division[]

(N1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N3) Rochester Americans[]
May 5 Hamilton Bulldogs 0 - 2 Rochester Americans Copps Coliseum
May 6 Hamilton Bulldogs 1 - 4 Rochester Americans Copps Coliseum
May 8 Rochester Americans 5 - 1 Hamilton Bulldogs Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial
May 9 Rochester Americans 3 - 1 Hamilton Bulldogs Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial
Rochester won series 4 - 0


West Division[]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W3) Chicago Wolves[]
May 5 Milwaukee Admirals 2 - 1 2OT Chicago Wolves Bradley Center
May 7 Milwaukee Admirals 5 - 3 Chicago Wolves Bradley Center
May 8 Chicago Wolves 3 - 1 Milwaukee Admirals Allstate Arena
May 10 Chicago Wolves 2 - 5 Milwaukee Admirals Allstate Arena
May 12 Milwaukee Admirals 1 - 2 Chicago Wolves Bradley Center
May 14 Chicago Wolves 3 - 4 2OT Milwaukee Admirals Allstate Arena
Milwaukee won series 4 - 2


Conference finals[]

Eastern Conference[]

(A1) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[]

May 18 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3 - 1 Hartford Wolf Pack Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
May 20 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2 - 3 OT Hartford Wolf Pack Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
May 22 Hartford Wolf Pack 3 - 2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Hartford Civic Center
May 23 Hartford Wolf Pack 4 - 5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Hartford Civic Center
May 25 Hartford Wolf Pack 3 - 4 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Hartford Civic Center
May 28 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1 - 4 Hartford Wolf Pack Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
May 29 Hartford Wolf Pack 1 - 2 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Hartford Civic Center
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4 - 3


Western Conference[]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (N3) Rochester Americans[]

May 18 Milwaukee Admirals 2 - 1 Rochester Americans Bradley Center
May 20 Milwaukee Admirals 1 - 4 OT Rochester Americans Bradley Center
May 22 Rochester Americans 1 - 21 OT Milwaukee Admirals
May 23 Rochester Americans 2 - 31 Milwaukee Admirals
May 26 Rochester Americans 1 - 42 Milwaukee Admirals
Milwaukee won series 4 - 1


1 - Game played at Buffalo, NY[1]
2 - Game played at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial[1]

Calder Cup Final[]

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[]

June 1 Milwaukee Admirals 2 - 1 OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Bradley Center
June 2 Milwaukee Admirals 8 - 4 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Bradley Center
June 4 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1 - 2 OT Milwaukee Admirals Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
June 6 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2 - 7 Milwaukee Admirals Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
Milwaukee won series 4 - 0


Milwaukee Admirals

See also[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 2004 Calder Cup Playoffs caldercup.com. Retrieved on April 28, 2008
  2. List of Calder Cup champions caldercup.com. Retrieved on April 28, 2008
  3. Jack A. Butterfield Trophy AHL Hall of Fame. Retrieved on May 5, 2008
  4. Calder Cup record book: Teams caldercup.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2008
  5. 2003-04 AHL Standings HockeyDB. Retrieved on April 28, 2008
  6. Frequently asked questions theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
Preceded by
2003 Calder Cup Playoffs
Calder Cup Playoffs
2004
Succeeded by
2005 Calder Cup Playoffs
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