2010 Calder Cup playoffs

The 2010 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 14, 2010. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-seven series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals. The conference champions, Hershey Bears and Texas Stars, played a best-of-seven series for the Calder Cup that was won by the Hershey Bears in six games. This was the second consecutive Calder Cup for the Bears and their 11th overall.

2010 Calder Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 14-June 14, 2010
Teams16
Final positions
ChampionsHershey Bears
Runner-upTexas Stars
2009
2011

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 2009–10 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top eight teams from each conference qualified for the playoffs.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. Worcester Sharks – 104 points
  2. Portland Pirates – 101 points
  3. Manchester Monarchs – 95 points
  4. Lowell Devils – 88 points
  5. Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 86 points

East DivisionEdit

  1. Hershey Bears – 123 points
  2. Albany River Rats – 94 points
  3. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 87 points

Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

  1. Hamilton Bulldogs – 115 points
  2. Rochester Americans – 91 points
  3. Abbotsford Heat – 90 points
  4. Manitoba Moose – 87 points

West DivisionEdit

  1. Chicago Wolves – 105 points
  2. Texas Stars – 99 points
  3. Rockford IceHogs – 94 points
  4. Milwaukee Admirals – 91 points

BracketEdit

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
E1 Hershey 4  
A5 Bridgeport 1  
  E1 Hershey 4  
East Division
  E2 Albany 0  
E2 Albany 4
E3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 0  
  E1 Hershey 4  
Eastern Conference
  A3 Manchester 2  
A1 Worcester 4  
A4 Lowell 1  
  A1 Worcester 2
Atlantic Division
  A3 Manchester 4  
A2 Portland 0
A3 Manchester 4  
  E1 Hershey 4
  W2 Texas 2
N1 Hamilton 4  
N4 Manitoba 2  
  N1 Hamilton 4
North Division
  N3 Abbotsford 2  
N2 Rochester 3
N3 Abbotsford 4  
  N1 Hamilton 3
Western Conference
  W2 Texas 4  
W1 Chicago 4  
W4 Milwaukee 3  
  W1 Chicago 3
West Division
  W2 Texas 4  
W2 Texas 4
W3 Rockford 0  


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.[1]

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.[2]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Alexandre Giroux Hershey Bears 21 14 13 27 +2 22
Chris Bourque Hershey Bears 21 7 20 27 +7 10
Jamie Benn Texas Stars 24 14 12 26 +7 22
Keith Aucoin Hershey Bears 21 2 23 25 +1 2
David Desharnais Hamilton Bulldogs 19 10 13 23 +4 16
Andrew Gordon Hershey Bears 17 13 7 20 +2 2
Brock Trotter Hamilton Bulldogs 19 8 11 19 +5 14
Mathieu Perreault Hershey Bears 21 7 12 19 +14 18
Perttu Lindgren Texas Stars 24 7 10 17 +1 2
Andrew Hutchinson Texas Stars 21 5 11 16 +9 14

Leading goaltendersEdit

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on games played who have played at least 420 minutes. 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
Michal Neuvirth Hershey Bears 18 14 4 489 39 2.07 .920 1 1133
Jonathan Bernier Manchester Monarchs 16 10 6 488 30 1.81 .939 3 996
Matt Climie Texas Stars 15 7 6 476 40 2.71 .916 0 885
Alex Stalock Worcester Sharks 11 6 5 320 26 2.28 .919 0 683
Brent Krahn Texas Stars 11 7 4 342 26 2.48 .924 0 628

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

East DivisionEdit

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (A5) Bridgeport Sound TigersEdit
Hershey won series 4–1


(E2) Albany River Rats vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsEdit
Albany won series 4–0


Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A1) Worcester Sharks vs. (A4) Lowell DevilsEdit
Worcester won series 4–1


Due to scheduling issues Lowell hosted game 5.

(A2) Portland Pirates vs. (A3) Manchester MonarchsEdit
Manchester won series 4–0


Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N4) Manitoba MooseEdit
Hamilton won series 4–2


(N2) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Abbotsford HeatEdit
Abbotsford won series 4–3


West DivisionEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W4) Milwaukee AdmiralsEdit
Chicago won series 4–3


(W2) Texas Stars vs. (W3) Rockford IceHogsEdit
Texas won series 4–0


Division FinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

East DivisionEdit

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (E2) Albany River RatsEdit
Hershey won series 4–0


Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A1) Worcester Sharks vs. (A3) Manchester MonarchsEdit
Manchester won series 4–2


Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N3) Abbotsford HeatEdit
Hamilton won series 4–2


West DivisionEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W2) Texas StarsEdit
Texas won series 4–3


Conference FinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Hershey Bears vs. Manchester MonarchsEdit

Hershey won series 4–2


Western ConferenceEdit

Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Texas StarsEdit

Texas won series 4–3


Calder Cup FinalsEdit

Hershey Bears vs. Texas StarsEdit

The series began eight days after the conclusion of the Conference Finals, as the Giant Center hosted the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus over the Memorial Day weekend.


Hershey won series 4–2


See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Frequently asked questions Archived May 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine theahl.com. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  2. ^ "Top Scorers - 2010 Playoffs - All Players". AHL. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  3. ^ "Top Goalies - 2010 Playoffs - Goals Against Average". AHL. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
Preceded by
2009 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2010
Succeeded by
2011 Calder Cup playoffs