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 6 games. This was the 2nd consecutive Calder Cup for the Bears and their 11th overall.

Playoff Seeds[edit | edit source]

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 Conference[edit | edit source]

Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

  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 Division[edit | edit source]

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


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

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


West Division[edit | edit source]

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


Bracket[edit | edit source]

  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.

Playoff Statistical Leaders[edit | edit source]

Leading Skaters[edit | edit source]

These are the top ten skaters based on points. If there is a tie in points, goals take precedence over assists.

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus-,inus; 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 Goaltenders[edit | edit source]

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on goals against average and the top five goaltenders based on save percentage who have played at least 420 minutes. The table is initially sorted by goals against average, with the criterion for inclusion in bold.

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
Jonathan Bernier Manchester Monarchs 16 10 6 488 30 1.81 .939 3 996
Curtis Sanford Hamilton Bulldogs 9 5 4 252 19 2.02 .925 2 565
Michal Neuvirth Hershey Bears 18 14 4 489 39 2.07 .920 1 1133
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 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.
NOTE 4: DO NOT EDIT THE RED LINKS ALSO CLICK ON THE LINK RECAP TO GET DETAILED INFO ON EACH GAME.

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

East Division[edit | edit source]

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (A5) Bridgeport Sound Tigers[edit | edit source]
Hershey won series 4–1


(E2) Albany River Rats vs. (E3) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins[edit | edit source]
Albany won series 4–0


Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

(A1) Worcester Sharks vs. (A4) Lowell Devils[edit | edit source]
Worcester won series 4–1


Due to scheduling issues Lowell hosted game 5.

(A2) Portland Pirates vs. (A3) Manchester Monarchs[edit | edit source]
Manchester won series 4–0


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

(N1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N4) Manitoba Moose[edit | edit source]
Hamilton won series 4–2


(N2) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Abbotsford Heat[edit | edit source]
Abbotsford won series 4–3


West Division[edit | edit source]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W4) Milwaukee Admirals[edit | edit source]
Chicago won series 4–3


(W2) Texas Stars vs. (W3) Rockford IceHogs[edit | edit source]
Texas won series 4–0


Division Finals[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

East Division[edit | edit source]

(E1) Hershey Bears vs. (E2) Albany River Rats[edit | edit source]
Hershey won series 4–0


Atlantic Division[edit | edit source]

(A1) Worcester Sharks vs. (A3) Manchester Monarchs[edit | edit source]
Manchester won series 4–2


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

North Division[edit | edit source]

(N1) Hamilton Bulldogs vs. (N3) Abbotsford Heat[edit | edit source]
Hamilton won series 4–2


West Division[edit | edit source]

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W2) Texas Stars[edit | edit source]
Texas won series 4–3


Conference Finals[edit | edit source]

Eastern Conference[edit | edit source]

Hershey Bears vs. Manchester Monarchs[edit | edit source]

Hershey won series 4–2


Western Conference[edit | edit source]

Hamilton Bulldogs vs. Texas Stars[edit | edit source]

Texas won series 4–3


Calder Cup Finals[edit | edit source]

Hershey Bears vs. Texas Stars[edit | edit source]

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 Also[edit | edit source]

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