Saturday, June 03, 2006

AHL Playoff SemiFinals

I am a bit late updating the semi-finals in the AHL playoffs. Game one of the finals has been played. Here are the results of the first round and second round.

In the semifinals we saw:

Hershey defeat Portland 4 games to 3 . This was an extremely close fought series with three games, including game seven going to overtime. In the end, the Mighty Ducks affiliate's offence from Zenon Konopka, Ryan Shannon, Shane O'Brien and Pierre Parenteau was not enough to eliminate the Capitals affiliate in Hershey, who benefitted from strong goaltending from Frederic Cassivi and the offense of Tomas Fleishmann, Graham Mink and Kris Beech.

Milwaukee swept Grand Rapids in four straight . Darren Haydar and Simon Gamache of the Predators affiliates provided too much for Detroit farmhands Jimmy Howard and Jiri Hudler to stand up against.

Now Milwaukee and Hershey will meet in the Calder Cup finals.

Hershey defeat Portland 4 games to 3

What is interesting to me was the reinsertion of Getzlaf-Perry-Penner only for G7 of that series. While on paper it seems like a coach's dream to pick up another top line, I wonder how well that really works out for coaches.

I guess you can't turn 'em down, though.
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