Sunday, May 25, 2008

AHL Semi-Finals

The AHL semi-finals have completed. Here is a look back at the second round and the first round.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton defeats Portland 4 games to 3 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate and Portland is Anaheim's. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton was led by Tim Brent and defenceman Alex Goligoski. John Curry has provided solid goaltending. Portland has been led by Bobby Ryan and Andrew Ebbett with Jean-Sebastien Aubin and Mike McKenna sharing goaltending duties.

Chicago defeats Toronto 4 games to 1 Chicago is Atlanta's farm club and the Toronto Marlies are the Maple Leafs farm team. Chicago has been led by playoff top scorer Jason Krog and Darren Haydar. Ondrej Pavelec has played well in their goal sporting a .928 saves percentage. Toronto's offence has come from David Ling and Kris Newbury with Scott Clemmensen and Justin Pogge sharing their goaltending duties.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Chicago will meet in the AHL Calder Cup finals which begin on Thursday.

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