American Hockey League

Three third-period goals lifted the Rochester Americans to a 4-2 victory over the Utica Comets in the winner-take-all Game 5 of their division semifinal series in Utica on Thursday night. After eliminating the top-seeded team in the Eastern Conference, Rochester, which needed outside help on the last day of the regular season just to qualify
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Joey Daccord made 23 saves and Max McCormick scored his first three career postseason goals, sending the Charlotte Checkers into the next round with a 4-0 win over Bridgeport on Monday night. The Checkers won the best-of-five Atlantic Division semifinal series, three games to one, and will now take on Springfield beginning Sunday afternoon. Daccord
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📝 by Patrick Williams Neither Kris Knoblauch nor Mark Morrison is known around the American Hockey League as a head coach who casually doles out praise. Knoblauch has run the Hartford Wolf Pack for three seasons while Morrison is in his first season guiding the Manitoba Moose following 10 years as an assistant coach at
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Chicago took a commanding 2-0 lead in their Central Division semifinal series with a 4-1 win over Rockford on Saturday night at Allstate Arena. The IceHogs will be looking to avoid elimination when they host Game 3 on Sunday evening. Coming off a 6-2 win in Thursday’s series opener, the Wolves outshot their guests 20-1
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Nick DeSimone and Walker Duehr scored third-period goals to propel the Stockton Heat to a 6-4 win over Bakersfield and a three-game sweep of their Pacific Division semifinal series on Friday night. It is the first Calder Cup Playoff series victory ever for Stockton, which will face the winner of the Ontario-Colorado series in the
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Zac Dalpe completed his first career playoff hat trick with 3:36 gone in the second overtime as Charlotte prevailed, 7-6, in a wild Game 2 at Total Mortgage Arena in Bridgeport. The Checkers head home with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, with Game 3 scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Dalpe opened the scoring 53
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📝 by Patrick Williams Rest? Rust? Both? Who knows? Let’s see. The Charlotte Checkers, Stockton Heat, and Utica Comets all play their first postseason games tonight following extended time off. (The Springfield Thunderbirds are back at it Wednesday, and the Chicago Wolves open their postseason on Thursday.) Utica and Stockton have been off since their
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Alex Nylander scored 8:22 into overtime as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins advanced to the Atlantic Division semifinals with a 4-3 win over the Hershey Bears on Monday night. The Penguins won the first-round series, two games to one, and will face Springfield beginning Wednesday. Wilkes-Barre prevailed in the fourth winner-take-all game ever between the in-state rivals,
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