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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, will play a best-of-five series in the conference quarterfinals, and the playoffs will then continue with best-of-seven series for the conference semifinals, conference finals and Calder Cup finals.

Playoff seeds[]

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[]

Atlantic Division[]

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

Northeast Division[]

  1. Springfield Falcons – 99 points

East Division[]

  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[]

North Division[]

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

Midwest Division[]

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

South Division[]

  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[]

Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Calder Cup Final
1 Providence 3
8 Hershey 2
1 Providence 3
5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4
2 Springfield 3
7 Manchester 1
3 Syracuse 4
Eastern Conference
5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1
3 Syracuse 3
6 Portland 0
2 Springfield 0
3 Syracuse 4
4 Binghamton 0
5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3
E3 Syracuse 0
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
W3 Grand Rapids 0
1 Texas 3
8 Milwaukee 1
1 Texas 1
5 Oklahoma City 4
2 Toronto 3
7 Rochester 0
3 Grand Rapids 4
Western Conference
5 Oklahoma City 3
3 Grand Rapids 3
6 Houston 2
2 Toronto 2
3 Grand Rapids 4
4 Charlotte 2
5 Oklahoma City 3

Conference quarterfinals[]

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[]

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

Providence wins series 3–2


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

Springfield wins series 3–1


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

Syracuse wins series 3–0


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

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wins series 3–0


Western Conference[]

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

Texas wins series 3–1


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

Toronto wins series 3–0


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

Grand Rapids wins series 3–2


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

Oklahoma City wins series 3–2


Conference semifinals[]

Eastern Conference[]

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

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[]

Syracuse wins series 4–0


Western Conference[]

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

Oklahoma City wins series 4–1


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

Grand Rapids wins series 4–2


Conference finals[]

Eastern Conference[]

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

Syracuse wins series 4–1


Western Conference[]

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

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[]

Syracuse Crunch vs. Grand Rapids Griffins[]


Playoff statistical leaders[]

Leading skaters[]

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
Mark Arcobello Oklahoma City Barons 17 12 8 20 14
Ondrej Palat Syracuse Crunch 12 5 15 20 6
Tyler Johnson Syracuse Crunch 12 9 8 17 14
Tomas Tatar Grand Rapids Griffins 18 11 5 16 21
Toni Rajala Oklahoma City Barons 17 4 12 16 8
Teemu Hartikainen Oklahoma City Barons 17 7 8 15 6
Chris Bourque Providence Bruins 12 5 9 14 14
Carter Camper Providence Bruins 12 8 5 13 0
Tomas Jurco Grand Rapids Griffins 18 7 6 13 17
Trevor Smith Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 15 5 8 13 9
Luke Glendening Grand Rapids Griffins 18 5 8 13 26

Leading goaltenders[]

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
Brad Thiessen Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 12 6 4 310 15 1.38 .952 2 654
Cedrick Desjardins Syracuse Crunch 12 11 1 287 23 1.86 .920 3 742
Petr Mrazek Grand Rapids Griffins 18 11 7 496 39 2.18 .921 4 1073
Cristopher Nihlstorp Texas Stars 9 4 5 270 21 2.30 .922 1 547
Yann Danis Oklahoma City Barons 17 10 7 535 41 2.41 .923 1 1019

Team Photos[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ "Barons-Griffins postponed by storms". AHL. 2013-05-31.
  2. ^ "Top Scorers - 2013 Playoffs". AHL. 2013-04-22.
  3. ^ "Top Goalies - 2013 Playoffs". AHL. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
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