Open main menu

The 2005 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 19, 2005.[1] The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-7 series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals. The conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on June 10, 2005 with the Philadelphia Phantoms defeating the Chicago Wolves four games to none to win the second Calder Cup in team history.[2] Philadelphia's Antero Niittymaki won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as playoff MVP.[3]

2005 Calder Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 19-June 10, 2005
Teams16
Final positions
ChampionsPhiladelphia Phantoms
Runner-upChicago Wolves
2004
2006

Philadelphia set an AHL record by winning 11 consecutive home games in a single playoff.[4] By playing the postseason in the Wachovia Center, the team also managed to settle postseason attendance records, with 20,103 spectators in the cup-clinching game 4 against Chicago.[5]

Contents

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 2004–05 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Rochester Americans were the Western Conference regular season champions as well as the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners with the best overall regular season record. The Manchester Monarchs were the Eastern Conference regular season champions.[6]

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. Manchester Monarchs – Eastern Conference regular season champions, 110 points
  2. Hartford Wolf Pack – 106 points
  3. Lowell Lock Monsters – 100 points
  4. Providence Bruins – 90 points

East DivisionEdit

  1. Binghamton Senators – 106 points
  2. Philadelphia Phantoms – 103 points
  3. Norfolk Admirals – 93 points
  4. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 92 points

Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

  1. Rochester Americans – Western Conference regular season champions; Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners, 112 points
  2. St. John's Maple Leafs – 98 points
  3. Manitoba Moose – 98 points
  4. Hamilton Bulldogs – 89 points

West DivisionEdit

  1. Chicago Wolves – 105 points
  2. Milwaukee Admirals – 103 points
  3. Cincinnati Mighty Ducks – 93 points
  4. Houston Aeros – 92 points

BracketEdit

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1 Manchester 2  
A4 Providence 4  
  A4 Providence 4  
Atlantic Division
  A3 Lowell 1  
A2 Hartford 2
A3 Lowell 4  
  A4 Providence 2  
Eastern Conference
  E2 Philadelphia 4  
E1 Binghamton 2  
E4 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  
  E4 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1
East Division
  E2 Philadelphia 4  
E2 Philadelphia 4
E3 Norfolk 2  
  E2 Philadelphia 4
  W1 Chicago 0
N1 Rochester 4  
N4 Hamilton 0  
  N1 Rochester 1
North Division
  N3 Manitoba 4  
N2 St. John's 1
N3 Manitoba 4  
  N3 Manitoba 0
Western Conference
  W1 Chicago 4  
W1 Chicago 4  
W4 Houston 1  
  W1 Chicago 4
West Division
  W3 Cincinnati 1  
W2 Milwaukee 3
W3 Cincinnati 4  

In each 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 due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.[7]

Division SemifinalsEdit

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 ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A1) Manchester Monarchs vs. (A4) Providence BruinsEdit
Providence won series 4 – 2


(A2) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A3) Lowell Lock MonstersEdit
Lowell won series 4 – 2


East DivisionEdit

(E1) Binghamton Senators vs. (E4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsEdit
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4 – 2


(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E3) Norfolk AdmiralsEdit
Philadelphia won series 4 – 2


Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Rochester Americans vs. (N4) Hamilton BulldogsEdit
Rochester won series 4 – 0


(N2) St. John's Maple Leafs vs. (N3) Manitoba MooseEdit
Manitoba won series 4 – 1


West DivisionEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W4) Houston AerosEdit
Chicago won series 4 – 1


(W2) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W3) Cincinnati Mighty DucksEdit
Cincinnati won series 4 – 3


Division FinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A3) Lowell Lock Monsters vs. (A4) Providence BruinsEdit
Providence won series 4 – 1


East DivisionEdit

(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsEdit
Philadelphia won series 4 – 1


Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Manitoba MooseEdit
Manitoba won series 4 – 1


West DivisionEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W3) Cincinnati Mighty DucksEdit
Chicago won series 4 – 1


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (A4) Providence BruinsEdit

Philadelphia won series 4 – 2


Western ConferenceEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (N3) Manitoba MooseEdit

Chicago won series 4 – 0


Calder Cup FinalEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (E2) Philadelphia PhantomsEdit

Philadelphia won series 4 – 0


Playoff statistical leadersEdit

Leading skatersEdit

These are the top ten skaters based on points. If there is a tie in points, goals take precedence over assists.

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

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Jeff Carter Philadelphia Phantoms 21 12 11 23 +10 12
Patrick Sharp Philadelphia Phantoms 21 8 13 21 +9 20
Andy Hilbert Providence Bruins 17 7 14 21 +3 27
Keith Aucoin Providence Bruins 17 4 14 18 –5 18
Jon Sim Philadelphia Phantoms 21 10 7 17 +7 44
Brad Boyes Providence Bruins 16 8 7 15 –1 23
Mike Richards Philadelphia Phantoms 14 7 8 15 +8 28
Josh Green Manitoba Moose 14 9 5 14 –1 26
Lee Goren Manitoba Moose 14 10 3 13 +4 23
Ryan Ready Philadelphia Phantoms 19 2 11 13 +5 6

Leading goaltendersEdit

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 420 minutes played. The table is initially sorted by goals against average, with the criterion for inclusion in bold.

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
Kari Lehtonen Chicago Wolves 16 10 6 457 28 1.71 .939 2 983
Antero Niittymaki Philadelphia Phantoms 21 15 5 648 37 1.75 .943 3 1269
Wade Flaherty Manitoba Moose 12 8 4 329 29 2.42 .912 2 720
Hannu Toivonen Providence Bruins 17 10 7 547 42 2.43 .923 0 1038
Andy Chiodo Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 9 5 4 244 23 2.48 .906 1 556
Cam Ward Lowell Lock Monsters 11 5 6 340 28 2.53 .918 2 664
Brian Finley Milwaukee Admirals 7 3 4 229 20 2.62 .913 1 458

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e 2005 Calder Cup Playoffs caldercup.com. Retrieved on April 27, 2008
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Phantoms history timeline". phantomshockey.com. Archived from the original on June 27, 2009. Retrieved April 27, 2008. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Jack A. Butterfield Trophy Archived 2008-09-17 at the Wayback Machine AHL Hall of Fame. Retrieved on May 5, 2008
  4. ^ Calder Cup record book: Teams caldercup.com. Retrieved on May 5, 2008
  5. ^ Attendance record shattered in Philly
  6. ^ 2004-05 AHL Standings HockeyDB. Retrieved on April 27, 2008
  7. ^ Frequently asked questions Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
Preceded by
2004 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2005
Succeeded by
2006 Calder Cup playoffs