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2012 Calder Cup playoffs

The 2012 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 19, 2012, with a slightly different playoff format than in other recent years. 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.

2012 Calder Cup playoffs
Tournament details
DatesApril 19–June 9, 2012
Teams16
Final positions
ChampionsNorfolk Admirals
Runner-upToronto Marlies
2011
2013

The Norfolk Admirals defeated the Toronto Marlies in four games to win the Calder Cup for the first time in Norfolk's history.

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 2011–12 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top eight teams from each conference qualifies for the playoffs.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. St. John's IceCaps – 94 points
  2. Manchester Monarchs – 83 points

Northeast DivisionEdit

  1. Bridgeport Sound Tigers – 91 points
  2. Connecticut Whale – 86 points

East DivisionEdit

  1. Norfolk Admirals – 113 points
  2. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 95 points
  3. Hershey Bears – 88 points
  4. Syracuse Crunch – 84 points

Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

  1. Toronto Marlies – 96 points
  2. Rochester Americans – 86 points (30 regulation and overtime wins, 1−1 in season series against Houston, +3 goal difference)

Midwest DivisionEdit

  1. Chicago Wolves – 91 points
  2. Milwaukee Admirals – 87 points (36 regulation and overtime wins, 3−1 in season series against San Antonio)

West DivisionEdit

  1. Oklahoma City Barons – 99 points
  2. Abbotsford Heat – 92 points
  3. San Antonio Rampage – 87 points (36 regulation and overtime wins, 1−3 in season series against Milwaukee)
  4. Houston Aeros – 86 points (30 regulation and overtime wins, 1−1 in season series against Rochester, −4 goal difference)

BracketEdit

  Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
1 Norfolk 3     1 Norfolk 4  
8 Manchester 1     6 Connecticut 2  


2 St. John's 3 Eastern Conference
7 Syracuse 1  
    1 Norfolk 4  
  2 St. John's 0  
3 Bridgeport 0  
6 Connecticut 3  
4 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3   2 St. John's 4
5 Hershey 2     4 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3  


  E1 Norfolk 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W2 Toronto 0
1 Oklahoma City 3     1 Oklahoma City 4
8 Houston 1     6 San Antonio 1  
2 Toronto 3
7 Rochester 0  
  1 Oklahoma City 1
  2 Toronto 4  
3 Chicago 2  
6 San Antonio 3   Western Conference
4 Abbotsford 3   2 Toronto 4
5 Milwaukee 0     4 Abbotsford 1  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

Conference quarterfinalsEdit

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

(1) Norfolk Admirals vs. (8) Manchester MonarchsEdit

Norfolk won series 3–1


(2) St. John's IceCaps vs. (7) Syracuse CrunchEdit

St. John's won series 3–1


(3) Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. (6) Connecticut WhaleEdit

Connecticut won series 3–0


(4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. (5) Hershey BearsEdit

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 3–2


Western ConferenceEdit

(1) Oklahoma City Barons vs. (8) Houston AerosEdit

Oklahoma City won series 3–1


(2) Toronto Marlies vs. (7) Rochester AmericansEdit

Toronto won series 3–0


(3) Chicago Wolves vs. (6) San Antonio RampageEdit

San Antonio won series 3–2


(4) Abbotsford Heat vs. (5) Milwaukee AdmiralsEdit

Abbotsford won series 3–0


Conference semifinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(1) Norfolk Admirals vs. (6) Connecticut WhaleEdit

Norfolk won series 4–2

* Game five was played at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport.

(2) St. John's IceCaps vs. (4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsEdit

St. John's won series 4–3


Western ConferenceEdit

(1) Oklahoma City Barons vs. (6) San Antonio RampageEdit

Oklahoma City won series 4–1


(2) Toronto Marlies vs. (4) Abbotsford HeatEdit

Toronto won series 4–1


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(1) Norfolk Admirals vs. (2) St. John's IceCapsEdit

Norfolk won series 4–0


Western ConferenceEdit

(1) Oklahoma City Barons vs. (2) Toronto MarliesEdit

Toronto won series 4–1


Calder Cup FinalsEdit

Norfolk Admirals vs. Toronto MarliesEdit

Norfolk wins 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.[1]

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

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Alexandre Picard Norfolk Admirals 18 9 7 16 48
Trevor Smith Norfolk Admirals 18 5 11 16 20
Cory Conacher Norfolk Admirals 18 2 13 15 28
Tyler Johnson Norfolk Admirals 14 6 8 14 6
Philippe Dupuis Toronto Marlies 17 4 10 14 20
Matt Frattin Toronto Marlies 13 10 3 13 6
Jerry D'Amigo Toronto Marlies 17 8 5 13 12
Colin McDonald Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 12 6 7 13 2
Mark Arcobello Oklahoma City Barons 14 5 8 13 6
Jon Matsumoto San Antonio Rampage 10 4 9 13 8

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 360 minutes played. The table is initially sorted by goals against average, with the criterion for inclusion in bold.[2]

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
Dustin Tokarski Norfolk Admirals 14 12 2 373 21 1.46 .944 3 865
Ben Scrivens Toronto Marlies 17 11 6 509 33 1.92 .935 3 1029
Cam Talbot Connecticut Whale 9 5 4 327 20 2.10 .939 2 571
Brad Thiessen Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 12 6 6 292 27 2.14 .908 0 756
Danny Taylor Abbotsford Heat 7 4 3 192 16 2.26 .917 0 425
Edward Pasquale St. John's IceCaps 15 7 8 482 37 2.42 .923 0 917

BroadcastingEdit

Leafs TV, as the main broadcaster of the Toronto Marlies, aired the first three games of the Calder Cup Final in Canada. While the channel is normally restricted to the home market of the Toronto Maple Leafs (which includes most of Ontario), Leafs TV allowed television providers outside of the Leafs' market to carry the channel during the Calder Cup on a "preview" basis to allow nationwide coverage of the games. Sportsnet One would replace Leafs TV to air Game 4. In the United States, CBS Sports Network picked up the broadcast rights in the United States beginning with game 3, while Norfolk-area CW affiliate WGNT aired the games in simulcast with their Canadian broadcaster. The series was also carried by ESPN America, and on the NHL Home Ice channel on Sirius XM.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Top Scorers - 2012 Playoffs". AHL. 2012-06-09.
  2. ^ "Top Goalies - 2012 Playoffs". AHL. Retrieved 2012-06-09.
  3. ^ "CBS Sports Network to air Finals". AHL. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
Preceded by
2011 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2012
Succeeded by
2013 Calder Cup playoffs