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2013 Calder Cup playoffs

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, played a best-of-five series in the conference quarterfinals, and the playoffs continued with best-of-seven series for the conference semifinals, conference finals and Calder Cup finals. The Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Syracuse Crunch in six games to win the Calder Cup for the first time in Grand Rapids' franchise history.

2013 Calder Cup playoffs
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Tournament details
DatesApril 26–June 18, 2013
Teams16
Defending championsNorfolk Adrmials
(did not qualify)
Final positions
ChampionsGrand Rapids Griffins
Runner-upSyracuse Crunch
2012
2014

Playoff seedsEdit

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 ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

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

Northeast DivisionEdit

  1. Springfield Falcons – 99 points

East DivisionEdit

  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 ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

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

Midwest DivisionEdit

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

South DivisionEdit

  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)

BracketEdit

  Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
1 Providence 3     1 Providence 3  
8 Hershey 2     5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  


2 Springfield 3 Eastern Conference
7 Manchester 1  
    5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1  
  3 Syracuse 4  
3 Syracuse 3  
6 Portland 0  
4 Binghamton 0   2 Springfield 0
5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3     3 Syracuse 4  


  E3 Syracuse 2
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W3 Grand Rapids 4
1 Texas 3     1 Texas 1
8 Milwaukee 1     5 Oklahoma City 4  
2 Toronto 3
7 Rochester 0  
  5 Oklahoma City 3
  3 Grand Rapids 4  
3 Grand Rapids 3  
6 Houston 2   Western Conference
4 Charlotte 2   2 Toronto 2
5 Oklahoma City 3     3 Grand Rapids 4  
  • 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) Providence Bruins vs. (8) Hershey BearsEdit

Providence wins series 3–2


(2) Springfield Falcons vs. (7) Manchester MonarchsEdit

Springfield wins series 3–1


(3) Syracuse Crunch vs. (6) Portland PiratesEdit

Syracuse wins series 3–0


(4) Binghamton Senators vs. (5) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsEdit

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wins series 3–0


Western ConferenceEdit

(1) Texas Stars vs. (8) Milwaukee AdmiralsEdit

Texas wins series 3–1


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

Toronto wins series 3–0


(3) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (6) Houston AerosEdit

Grand Rapids wins series 3–2


(4) Charlotte Checkers vs. (5) Oklahoma City BaronsEdit

Oklahoma City wins series 3–2


Conference semifinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(1) Providence Bruins vs. (5) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsEdit

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 CrunchEdit

Syracuse wins series 4–0


Western ConferenceEdit

(1) Texas Stars vs. (5) Oklahoma City BaronsEdit

Oklahoma City wins series 4–1


(2) Toronto Marlies vs. (3) Grand Rapids GriffinsEdit

Grand Rapids wins series 4–2


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(3) Syracuse Crunch vs. (5) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsEdit

Syracuse wins series 4–1


Western ConferenceEdit

(3) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (5) Oklahoma City BaronsEdit

Grand Rapids wins series 4–3


The game scheduled for May 31 was postponed to June 1 because of dangerous weather conditions around the Cox Convention Center.[1]

Calder Cup FinalsEdit

Syracuse Crunch vs. Grand Rapids GriffinsEdit

Grand Rapids won series 4–2


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
Ondrej Palat Syracuse Crunch 18 7 19 26 12
Tomas Tatar Grand Rapids Griffins 24 16 5 21 23
Tyler Johnson Syracuse Crunch 18 10 11 21 18
Mark Arcobello Oklahoma City Barons 17 12 8 20 14
Jan Mursak Grand Rapids Griffins 23 11 6 17 26
Luke Glendening Grand Rapids Griffins 24 6 10 16 30
Landon Ferraro Grand Rapids Griffins 24 5 11 16 11
Toni Rajala Oklahoma City Barons 17 4 12 16 8
Riley Sheahan Grand Rapids Griffins 24 3 13 16 10
Teemu Hartikainen Oklahoma City Barons 17 7 8 15 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 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 18 13 5 458 42 2.30 .908 3 1097
Cristopher Nilstorp Texas Stars 9 4 5 270 21 2.30 .922 1 547
Petr Mrazek Grand Rapids Griffins 24 15 9 658 55 2.31 .916 4 1431
Yann Danis Oklahoma City Barons 17 10 7 535 41 2.41 .923 1 1019
Drew MacIntyre Toronto Marlies 9 5 4 288 25 2.85 .913 1 526

BroadcastingEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Barons-Griffins postponed by storms". AHL. May 31, 2013. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  2. ^ "Top Scorers - 2013 Playoffs". AHL. April 22, 2013.
  3. ^ "Top Goalies - 2013 Playoffs". AHL. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
Preceded by
2012 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2013
Succeeded by
2014 Calder Cup playoffs