The 2005 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 19, 2005. 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. Philadelphia's Antero Nittymaki won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as playoff MVP.

Philadelphia set an AHL record by winning 11 consecutive home games in a single playoff.

Playoff Seeds[edit | edit source]

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.

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

  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 Division[edit | edit source]

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

Western Conference[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

  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 Division[edit | edit source]

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

Bracket[edit | edit source]

  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.

Division Semifinals[edit | edit source]

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 Conference[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

(A1) Manchester Monarchs vs. (A4) Providence Bruins[edit | edit source]
Providence won series 4 – 2


(A2) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A3) Lowell Lock Monsters[edit | edit source]
Lowell won series 4 – 2


East Division[edit | edit source]

(E1) Binghamton Senators vs. (E4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit | edit source]
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4 – 2


(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E3) Norfolk Admirals[edit | edit source]
Philadelphia won series 4 - 2


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

(N1) Rochester Americans vs. (N4) Hamilton Bulldogs[edit | edit source]
Rochester won series 4 - 0


(N2) St. John's Maple Leafs vs. (N3) Manitoba Moose[edit | edit source]
Manitoba won series 4 - 1


West Division[edit | edit source]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W4) Houston Aeros[edit | edit source]
Chicago won series 4 - 1


(W2) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W3) Cincinnati Mighty Ducks[edit | edit source]
Cincinnati won series 4 - 3


Division Finals[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

(A3) Lowell Lock Monsters vs. (A4) Providence Bruins[edit | edit source]
Providence won series 4 - 1


East Division[edit | edit source]

(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit | edit source]
Philadelphia won series 4 - 1


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

(N1) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Manitoba Moose[edit | edit source]
Manitoba won series 4 - 1


West Division[edit | edit source]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W3) Cincinnati Mighty Ducks[edit | edit source]
Chicago won series 4 - 1


Conference finals[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (A4) Providence Bruins[edit | edit source]

Philadelphia won series 4 - 2


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (N3) Manitoba Moose[edit | edit source]

Chicago won series 4 - 0


Calder Cup Final[edit | edit source]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (E2) Philadelphia Phantoms[edit | edit source]

Philadelphia won series 4 - 0


See Also[edit | edit source]

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