2009 Calder Cup playoffs

The 2009 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League (AHL) began on April 15, 2009.[1] The 16 teams that qualified, 8 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 four games to two in the finals to win the Calder Cup.

2009 Calder Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 15–June 12, 2009
Teams16
Final positions
ChampionsHershey Bears
Runner-upManitoba Moose
2008
2010

Playoff seedsEdit

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 ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

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

East DivisionEdit

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

Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

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

West DivisionEdit

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

BracketEdit

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1 Hartford 2  
A4 Worcester 4  
  A4 Worcester 2  
Atlantic Division
  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
East Division
  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
North Division
  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
West Division
  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 leadersEdit

SkatersEdit

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)

GoaltendingEdit

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 SemifinalsEdit

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

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A1) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A4) Worcester SharksEdit
Worcester won series 4–2


(A2) Providence Bruins vs. (A3) Portland PiratesEdit
Providence won series 4–1


East DivisionEdit

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (E4) Philadelphia PhantomsEdit
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 PenguinsEdit
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4–1

Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Manitoba Moose vs. (N4) Toronto MarliesEdit
Manitoba won series 4–2


(N2) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N3) Grand Rapids GriffinsEdit
Grand Rapids won series 4–2


West DivisionEdit

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W4) Rockford IceHogsEdit
Milwaukee won series 4–0


(W2) Peoria Rivermen vs. (W3) Houston AerosEdit
Houston won series 4–3


Division FinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A2) Providence Bruins vs. (A4) Worcester SharksEdit
Providence won series 4–2


East DivisionEdit

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsEdit
Hershey won series 4–3


Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Manitoba Moose vs. (N3) Grand Rapids GriffinsEdit
Manitoba won series 4–0


West DivisionEdit

(W1) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W3) Houston AerosEdit
Houston won series 4–3


Conference FinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (A2) Providence BruinsEdit

Hershey wins series 4–1


Western ConferenceEdit

(N1) Manitoba Moose vs. (W3) Houston AerosEdit

Manitoba wins series 4–2


Calder Cup FinalsEdit

(N1) Manitoba Moose vs. (E1) Hershey BearsEdit

Hershey wins series 4–2


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs caldercup.com. Retrieved on April 16, 2009
  2. ^ Frequently asked questions Archived 2008-05-09 at the Wayback Machine 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. Archived from the original on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2009-05-26.
Preceded by
2008 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2009
Succeeded by
2010 Calder Cup playoffs