2015 Calder Cup playoffs


The 2015 Calder Cup playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 22, 2015, with the playoff format that was introduced in 2012. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, will play best-of-five series in the conference quarterfinals, with the playoffs to continue with best-of-seven series for the conference semi-finals, conference finals, and Calder Cup finals. The Manchester Monarchs defeated the Utica Comets in five games to win the Calder Cup for the first time in franchise history, and the last prior to their relocation as the Ontario Reign.

2015 Calder Cup playoffs
The champion Manchester Monarchs
Tournament details
DatesApril 22–June 13, 2015
Teams16
Final positions
ChampionsManchester Monarchs
Runner-upUtica Comets
2014
2016

Playoff seeds


After the 2014–15 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top eight teams from each conference qualifies for the playoffs.

Eastern Conference

Atlantic Division
  1. Manchester Monarchs – 109 points
  2. Providence Bruins – 91 points
  3. Worcester Sharks – 88 points
  4. Portland Pirates – 87 points
Northeast Division
  1. Hartford Wolf Pack – 95 points
  2. Syracuse Crunch – 92 points
East Division
  1. Hershey Bears – 100 points
  2. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – 97 points

Western Conference

West Division
  1. San Antonio Rampage – 98 points
  2. Texas Stars – 94 points
  3. Oklahoma City Barons – 90 points
Midwest Division
  1. Grand Rapids Griffins – 100 points
  2. Rockford IceHogs – 99 points
  3. Chicago Wolves – 87 points
North Division
  1. Utica Comets – 103 points
  2. Toronto Marlies – 89 points

Bracket


  Conference quarterfinals Conference semifinals Conference finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
1 Manchester 3     1 Manchester 4  
8 Portland 2     4 W-B/Scranton 1  
2 Hershey 3 Eastern Conference
7 Worcester 1  
    1 Manchester 4  
  3 Hartford 0  
3 Hartford 3  
6 Providence 2  
4 W-B/Scranton 3   2 Hershey 2
5 Syracuse 0     3 Hartford 4  
  E1 Manchester 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round.)
  W1 Utica 1
1 Utica 3     1 Utica 4
8 Chicago 2     6 Oklahoma City 3  
2 Grand Rapids 3
7 Toronto 2  
  1 Utica 4
  2 Grand Rapids 2  
3 San Antonio 0  
6 Oklahoma City 3   Western Conference
4 Rockford 3   2 Grand Rapids 4
5 Texas 0     4 Rockford 1  
  • During the first three rounds home ice is determined by seeding number, not position on the bracket. In the Finals the team with the better regular season record has home ice.

Conference quarterfinals


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

(1) Manchester Monarchs vs. (8) Portland Pirates
April 23 Manchester Monarchs 5 2 Portland Pirates Verizon Wireless Arena Recap  
Jordan Weal (1) – 02:07
Brian O'Neill (1) – 10:27
First period 03:11 – ppHenrik Samuelsson (1)
Jordan Weal (2) – pp – 11:27
Brian O'Neill (2) – 17:30
Second period No scoring
Vincent LoVerde (1) – en, sh – 17:56 Third period 19:08 – ppJordan Szwarz (1)
Jean-Francois Berube 14 saves / 16 shots Goalie stats Mike McKenna 10 saves / 14 shots
Louis Domingue 8 saves / 8 shots
April 25 Manchester Monarchs 6 2 Portland Pirates Verizon Wireless Arena Recap  
Michael Mersch (1) – 0:20
Jordan Weal (3) – 0:30
First period 19:45 – Brendan Shinnimin (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Sean Backman (1) – pp – 1:53
Brian O'Neill (3) – 2:10
Nic Dowd (1) – 2:30
Michael Mersch (2) – en – 18:16
Third period 6:30 – ppPhilip Samuelsson (1)
Jean-Francois Berube 17 saves / 19 shots Goalie stats Mike McKenna 1 save / 3 shots
Louis Domingue 23 saves / 26 shots
April 26 Portland Pirates 3 2 Manchester Monarchs Cross Insurance Arena Recap  
Phil Lane (1) – 14:32 First period 19:34 – ppMichael Mersch (3)
Eric Selleck (1) – 12:50 Second period 5:28 – Jordan Weal (4)
Francis Wathier (1) – 19:57 Third period No scoring
Louis Domingue 31 saves / 33 shots Goalie stats Jean-Francois Berube 20 saves / 23 shots
April 30 Portland Pirates 5 0 Manchester Monarchs Cross Insurance Arena Recap  
Francis Wathier (2) – 19:05 First period No scoring
Brandon Gormley (1) – 08:59
Patrick McNeill (1) – pp – 13:11
Second period No scoring
Francis Wathier (3) – 0:46
Brendan Perlini (1) – 18:41
Third period No scoring
Louis Domingue 28 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Jean-Francois Berube 14 saves / 19 shots
May 2 Manchester Monarchs 5 3 Portland Pirates Verizon Wireless Arena Recap  
Michael Mersch (4) – 01:42
Ryan Horvat (1) – 16:34
First period No scoring
Jordan Weal (5) – pp – 03:34 Second period 12:33 – ppHenrik Samuelsson (2)
16:13 – ppTyler Gaudet (1)
19:59 – Brendan Shinnimin (2)
Michael Mersch (5) – 01:16
Adrian Kempe (1) – 01:36
Third period No scoring
Jean-Francois Berube 24 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Louis Domingue 33 saves / 38 shots
Manchester wins series 32
(2) Hershey Bears vs. (7) Worcester Sharks
April 24 Worcester Sharks 1 4 Hershey Bears DCU Center Recap  
Micheal Haley (1) – pp – 19:46 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 18:31 – Connor Carrick (1)
No scoring Third period 17:39 – ppNate Schmidt (1)
19:03 – ppStanislav Galiev (1)
19:30 – en, ppChris Brown (1)
Aaron Dell 20 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Pheonix Copley 41 saves / 42 shots
April 25 Worcester Sharks 1 3 Hershey Bears DCU Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Eriah Hayes (1) – 02:46 Second period 01:03 – Jim O'Brien (1)
03:34 – Chris Conner (1)
13:58 – Cameron Schilling (1)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Aaron Dell 26 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Pheonix Copley 33 saves / 34 shots
April 29 Hershey Bears 1 4 Worcester Sharks Giant Center Recap  
Liam O'Brien (1) – 03:13 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 01:01 – ppChris Tierney (1)
3:55 – Ryan Carpenter (1)
No scoring Third period 05:37 – ppTaylor Fedun (1)
19:53 – enMicheal Haley (2)
Pheonix Copley 29 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Troy Grosenick 27 saves / 28 shots
May 1 Hershey Bears 10 4 Worcester Sharks Giant Center Recap  
Chris Brown (2) – 0:24
Dustin Gazley (1) – sh – 03:44
Jakub Vrana – 10:40
Casey Wellman (1) – pp – 16:10
First period 12:17 – Dylan DeMelo (1)
Cameron Schilling (2) – 09:05
Tim Kennedy (1) – pp – 19:32
Second period 4:07 – ppKarl Stollery (1)
Casey Wellman (2) – pp – 0:19
Liam O'Brien (2) – pp – 01:28
Casey Wellman (3) – 2:09
Chris Brown (3) – 08:06
Third period 11:05 – Rylan Schwartz (1)
15:07 – Matt Taormina (1)
Philipp Grubauer 19 saves / 21 shots
Pheonix Copley 11 saves / 13 shots
Goalie stats Troy Grosenick 12 saves / 16 shots
Aaron Dell 26 saves / 32 shots
Hershey wins series 31
(3) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (6) Providence Bruins
April 22 Hartford Wolf Pack 3 1 Providence Bruins XL Center Recap  
Steve Spinell (1) – 04:58 First period No scoring
Danny Kristo (1) – 03:19 Second period 08:34 – ppZach Trotman (1)
Carl Klingberg (1) – en – 19:56 Third period No scoring
Yann Danis 28 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Jeremy Smith 22 saves / 24 shots
April 25 Hartford Wolf Pack 1 2 Providence Bruins XL Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Chris Bourque (1) – 12:21 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 02:28 – ppPaul Carey (1)
04:36 – Alexander Khokhlachev (1)
Yann Danis 28 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Jeremy Smith 20 saves / 21 shots
April 26 Providence Bruins 2 1 3OT Hartford Wolf Pack Dunkin' Donuts Center Recap  
No scoring First period 10:33 – ppBrady Skjei (1)
Alexander Khokhlachev (2) – 19:54 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Seth Griffith (1) – 02:00 Third overtime period No scoring
Malcolm Subban 46 saves / 47 shots Goalie stats Yann Danis 45 saves / 47 shots
April 28 Providence Bruins 1 2 Hartford Wolf Pack Dunkin' Donuts Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 3:06 – Mathew Bodie (1)
Seth Griffith (2) – pp – 12:54 Third period 2:04 – Tyler Brown (1)
Malcolm Subban 15 saves / 17 shots Goalie stats Yann Danis 28 saves / 29 shots
May 1 Hartford Wolf Pack 3 2 OT Providence Bruins XL Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Chris Mueller (1) – pp – 17:27 Second period 07:55 – Colin Stuart (1)
Chris Mueller (2) – pp – 19:14 Third period 07:36 – ppTommy Cross (1)
Tommy Hughes (1) – 04:35 First overtime period No scoring
Yann Danis 38 saves / 40 shots Goalie stats Jeremy Smith 39 saves / 42 shots
Hartford wins series 32
(4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. (5) Syracuse Crunch
April 24 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 5 1 Syracuse Crunch Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Recap  
Dominik Uher (1) – 16:52 First period No scoring
Kasperi Kapanen (1) – 06:03
Carter Rowney (1) – 06:34
Kasperi Kapanen (2) – 07:43
Second period 14:00 – Matthew Peca (1)
Danny Syvret (1) – 12:32 Third period No scoring
Matt Murray 22 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Kristers Gudlevskis 16 saves / 20 shots
Adam Wilcox 14 saves / 15 shots
April 25 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4 0 Syracuse Crunch Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Recap  
Jayson Megna (1) – pp – 02:32
Carter Rowney (2) – pp – 16:32
Tom Kostopoulos (1) – pp – 19:59
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Kasperi Kapanen (3) – 16:10 Third period No scoring
Matt Murray 27 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Kristers Gudlevskis 25 saves / 29 shots
April 29 Syracuse Crunch 2 5 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Oncenter War Memorial Arena Recap  
Yanni Gourde (1) – pp – 16:53 First period 07:53 – ppScott Wilson (1)
No scoring Second period 02:39 – Conor Sheary (1)
Tanner Richard (1) – 05:36 Third period 01:59 – pp – Conor Sheary (2)
04:30 – ppDerrick Pouliot (1)
18:42 – enAndrew Ebbett (1)
Kristers Gudlevskis 19 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Matt Murray 33 saves / 35 shots
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton wins series 30

Western Conference

(1) Utica Comets vs. (8) Chicago Wolves
April 22 Chicago Wolves 2 3 2OT Utica Comets Allstate Arena Recap  
No scoring First period 01:56 – Hunter Shinkaruk (1)
10:28 – Nicklas Jensen (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Magnus Paajarvi (1) – 01:25
Magnus Paajarvi (2) – 19:59
Third period No scoring
No scoring Second overtime period 03:10 – Bobby Sanguinetti (1)
Jordan Binnington 40 saves / 43 shots Goalie stats Jacob Markstrom 30 saves / 32 shots
April 24 Chicago Wolves 2 1 Utica Comets Allstate Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Brent Regner (1) – pp – 01:10
Jeremy Welsh (1) – 11:52
Second period 10:10 – Hunter Shinkaruk (2)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Jordan Binnington 30 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Jacob Markstrom 20 saves / 22 shots
April 29 Utica Comets 2 1 OT Chicago Wolves Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period 18:31 – Colin Fraser (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Adam Clendening (1) – pp – 06:58 Third period No scoring
Darren Archibald (1) – 10:58 First overtime period No scoring
Jacob Markstrom 26 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Jordan Binnington 50 saves / 52 shots
May 1 Utica Comets 3 4 OT Chicago Wolves Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Cory Conacher (1) – pp – 06:43
Adam Clendening (2) – 14:56
First period 10:59 – Adam Cracknell (1)
No scoring Second period 01:21 – Mathieu Brodeur (1)
12:26 – ppBenn Ferriero (1)
Bobby Sanguinetti (2) – pp – 05:05 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 02:19 – ppJoel Edmundson (1)
Jacob Markstrom 28 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Jordan Binnington 35 saves / 38 shots
May 2 Utica Comets 4 2 Chicago Wolves Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Brandon DeFazio (1) – 0:18
Brendan Gaunce (1) – pp – 12:36
Brendan Gaunce (2) – pp – 15:07
Second period 07:11 – ppMagnus Paajarvi (3)
13:06 – Joel Edmundson (2)
Sven Baertschi (1) – en – 19:16 Third period No scoring
Jacob Markstrom 17 saves / 19 shots Goalie stats Jordan Binnington 27 saves / 30 shots
Utica wins series 32
(2) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (7) Toronto Marlies
April 25 Toronto Marlies 7 4 Grand Rapids Griffins Ricoh Coliseum Recap  
T. J. Brennan (1) – 0:26
Greg McKegg (1) – 12:55
First period 17:04 – ppAndreas Athanasiou (1)
Ryan Rupert (1) – 15:31
Byron Froese (1) – 19:56
Second period 0:40 – Teemu Pulkkinen (1)
10:12 – Louis-Marc Aubry (1)
Brendan Leipsic (1) – 05:51
Jack Rodewald (1) – 11:19
Josh Leivo (1) – en – 18:03
Third period 14:51 – pp – Teemu Pulkkinen (2)
Christopher Gibson 24 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Tom McCollum 28 saves / 34 shots
April 26 Toronto Marlies 5 2 Grand Rapids Griffins Ricoh Coliseum Recap  
Matt Frattin (1) – 16:54 First period 04:42 – Teemu Pulkkinen (3)
05:25 – ppAndy Miele (1)
Matt Frattin (2) – pp – 02:35 Second period No scoring
T. J. Brennan (2) – pp – 13:24
Connor Brown (1) – en – 19:03
Greg McKegg (2) – en – 19:47
Third period No scoring
Christopher Gibson 26 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Jared Coreau 21 saves / 24 shots
April 29 Grand Rapids Griffins 5 2 Toronto Marlies Van Andel Arena Recap  
Andy Miele (2) – 07:51 First period 06:33 – Troy Bodie (1)
Andreas Athanasiou (2) – pp – 07:18 Second period No scoring
Tyler Bertuzzi (1) – 09:11
Teemu Pulkkinen (4) – 09:49
Teemu Pulkkinen (5) – en – 16:07
Third period 12:32 – ppBrendan Mikkelson (1)
Tom McCollum 25 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Christopher Gibson 25 saves / 29 shots
May 2 Grand Rapids Griffins 5 4 Toronto Marlies Van Andel Arena Recap  
Tomas Nosek (1) – sh – 06:44
Tomas Nosek (2) – pp – 11:07
First period 00:46 – Matt Frattin (3)
No scoring Second period 02:24 – Ryan Rupert (2)
Andreas Athanasiou (3) – 02:30
Teemu Pulkkinen (6) – pp – 05:52
Tyler Bertuzzi (2) – 15:18
Third period 18:55 – Brendan Mikkelson (2)
19:20 – T. J. Brennan (3)
Tom McCollum 28 saves / 32 shots Goalie stats Christopher Gibson 22 saves / 27 shots
May 3 Grand Rapids Griffins 3 1 Toronto Marlies Van Andel Arena Recap  
Louis-Marc Aubry (2) – 08:49 First period No scoring
Alden Hirschfeld (1) – 12:35 Second period 02:24 – Sam Carrick (1)
Andreas Athanasiou (4) – 03:38 Third period No scoring
Tom McCollum 35 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Christopher Gibson 39 saves / 42 shots
Grand Rapids wins series 32
(3) San Antonio Rampage vs. (6) Oklahoma City Barons
April 23 Oklahoma City Barons 5 2 San Antonio Rampage Cox Convention Center Recap  
Brad Hunt (1) – pp – 12:04 First period 15:56 – Vincent Trocheck (1)
No scoring Second period 08:01 – Rocco Grimaldi (1)
Joshua Winquist (1) – pp – 10:22
Ryan Hamilton (1) – 14:05
Connor Jones (1) – en – 18:39
Matthew Ford (1) – en – 19:52
Third period No scoring
Laurent Brossoit 29 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Dan Ellis 33 saves / 36 shots
April 25 Oklahoma City Barons 4 3 OT San Antonio Rampage Cox Convention Center Recap  
No scoring First period 09:16 – Connor Brickley (1)
12:34 – ppCorban Knight (1)
Ryan Hamilton (2) – pp – 17:27 Second period 06:44 – John McFarland (1)
Jordan Oesterle (1) – pp – 16:43
Matthew Ford (2) – pp – 19:24
Third period No scoring
Connor Jones (2) – 04:01 First overtime period No scoring
Laurent Brossoit 21 saves / 24 shots
Richard Bachman 16 saves / 16 shots
Goalie stats Michael Houser 35 saves / 39 shots
April 29 San Antonio Rampage 1 2 OT Oklahoma City Barons AT&T Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 18:51 – Kellen Jones (1)
Dylan Olsen (1) – 19:01 Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 05:01 – Jujhar Khaira (1)
Dan Ellis 36 saves / 38 shots Goalie stats Richard Bachman 35 saves / 36 shots
Oklahoma City wins series 30
(4) Rockford IceHogs vs. (5) Texas Stars
April 24 Texas Stars 2 4 Rockford IceHogs Cedar Park Center Recap  
No scoring First period 06:23 – ppSpencer Abbott (1)
Curtis McKenzie (1) – 16:37 Second period No scoring
Julius Honka (1) – pp – 04:24 Third period 08:31 – pp – Spencer Abbott (2)
12:19 – Kirill Gotovets (1)
18:56 – enRyan Hartman (1)
Jussi Rynnas 33 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Michael Leighton 33 saves / 35 shots
April 25 Texas Stars 1 4 Rockford IceHogs Cedar Park Center Recap  
No scoring First period 09:28 – Garret Ross (1)
18:01 – Tanner Kero (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Brett Ritchie (1) – 11:58 Third period 16:17 – ppPeter Regin (1)
18:10 – enBrandon Mashinter (1)
Jack Campbell 24 saves / 27 shots Goalie stats Michael Leighton 34 saves / 35 shots
April 29 Rockford IceHogs 3 2 OT Texas Stars BMO Harris Bank Center Recap  
Phillip Danault (1) – 03:43 First period 19:21 – Devin Shore (1)
No scoring Second period 18:41 – Scott Glennie (1)
Phillip Danault (2) – 09:51 Third period No scoring
Stephen Johns (1) – 00:23 First overtime period No scoring
Michael Leighton 39 saves / 41 shots Goalie stats Jussi Rynnas 38 saves / 41 shots
Rockford wins series 30

Conference semifinals


Eastern Conference

(1) Manchester Monarchs vs. (4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
May 6 Manchester Monarchs 4 3 3OT Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Verizon Wireless Arena Recap  
Nick Shore (1) – 00:18
Brian O'Neill (4) – 10:49
First period 03:34 – Taylor Chorney (1)
19:49 – ppScott Wilson (2)
Colin Miller (1) – 11:50 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 08:19 – Conor Sheary (3)
Zach O'Brien (1) – 04:13 Third overtime period No scoring
Jean-Francois Berube 40 saves / 43 shots Goalie stats Matt Murray 52 saves / 56 shots
May 7 Manchester Monarchs 5 2 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Verizon Wireless Arena Recap  
Brian O'Neill (5) – 09:28 First period No scoring
Justin Auger (1) – 12:38
Jordan Weal (6) – 17:03
Second period 12:28 – ppConor Sheary (4)
12:52 – Dominik Uher (2)
Jordan Weal (7) – pp – 05:24
Brian O'Neill 6 – en – 17:57
Third period No scoring
Jean-Francois Berube 18 saves / 20 shots Goalie stats Matt Murray 29 saves / 33 shots
May 9 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2 1 Manchester Monarchs Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Recap  
Bryan Rust (1) – 06:22 First period No scoring
Tom Kostopoulos (2) – pp – 13:27 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 13:01 – David Van der Gulik (1)
Matt Murray 29 saves / 30 shots Goalie stats Jean-Francois Berube 18 saves / 20 shots
May 11 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2 5 Manchester Monarchs Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Recap  
No scoring First period 00:42 – Jordan Weal (8)
No scoring Second period 05:45 – shMichael Mersch (6)
12:57 – Jordan Weal (9)
16:53 – David Van der Gulik (2)
Tom Kostopoulos (3) – 10:58
Bryan Rust (2) – 11:35
Third period 09:45 – pp – Jordan Weal (10)
Matt Murray 21 saves / 25 shots
Jeff Zatkoff 1 save / 2 shots
Goalie stats Jean-Francois Berube 27 saves / 29 shots
May 12 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 1 2 Manchester Monarchs Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza Recap  
No scoring First period 02:01 – Adrian Kempe (2)
14:57 – Nick Shore (2)
Conor Sheary (5) – 18:43 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Matt Murray 4 saves / 6 shots
Jeff Zatkoff 22 saves / 22 shots
Goalie stats Jean-Francois Berube 28 saves / 29 shots
Manchester wins series 41
(2) Hershey Bears vs. (3) Hartford Wolf Pack
May 6 Hershey Bears 1 2 OT Hartford Wolf Pack Giant Center Recap  
Chris Conner (2) – 19:06 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 05:28 – ppChris Mueller (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 16:47 – Chris Bourque (2)
Philipp Grubauer 41 saves / 43 shots Goalie stats Yann Danis 36 saves / 37 shots
May 8 Hershey Bears 6 4 Hartford Wolf Pack Giant Center Recap  
Tim Kennedy (2) – 05:19 First period 07:33 – Joey Crabb (1)
10:26 – ppChris Bourque (3)
13:27 – Chad Nehring (1)
Tim Kennedy (3) – 03:40
Nate Schmidt (2) – 09:09
Jim O'Brien (2) – pp – 15:33
Jakub Vrana (2) – 18:43
Second period 08:57 – Mathew Bodie (2)
Jim O'Brien (3) – en, sh – 19:02 Third period No scoring
Philipp Grubauer 13 saves / 17 shots
Pheonix Copley 9 saves / 9 shots
Goalie stats Yann Danis 23 saves / 28 shots
May 10* Hartford Wolf Pack 1 2 Hershey Bears XL Center Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Joey Crabb (2) – sh – 19:19 Second period 01:07 – Nate Schmidt (3)
No scoring Third period 10:23 – shCameron Schilling (3)
Yann Danis 20 saves / 22 shots Goalie stats Philipp Grubauer 31 saves / 32 shots
May 11* Hartford Wolf Pack 3 1 Hershey Bears XL Center Recap  
Joey Crabb (3) – 16:11 First period No scoring
Oscar Lindberg (1) – pp – 08:45
Ryan Haggerty (1) – 13:09
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 12:02 – Jon Landry (1)
Yann Danis 22 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Philipp Grubauer 29 saves / 32 shots
May 13 Hershey Bears 4 5 OT Hartford Wolf Pack Giant Center Recap  
Connor Carrick (2) – pp – 07:21
Chandler Stephenson (1) – 08:44
Garrett Mitchell (1) – sh – 09:44
First period 02:39 – ppDanny Kristo (2)
No scoring Second period 06:22 – Conor Allen (1)
Liam O'Brien (3) – 13:27 Third period 12:09 – Chris Bourque (4)
16:36 – Chris Mueller (4)
No scoring First overtime period 11:39 – sh – Chris Mueller (5)
Philipp Grubauer 37 saves / 42 shots Goalie stats Yann Danis 34 saves / 38 shots
May 15 Hartford Wolf Pack 6 3 Hershey Bears XL Center Recap  
Marek Hrivik (1) – 09:02 First period 01:24 – Andre Burakovsky (1)
Marek Hrivik (2) – 01:26
Michael Kostka (1) – 09:00
Joey Crabbsh – 16:37
Second period 05:39 – shDustin Gazley (2)
Carl Klingberg (2) – 14:14
Marek Hrivik (3) – 19:24
Third period 12:44 – Nate Schmidt (4)
Yann Danis 23 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Philipp Grubauer 31 saves / 36 shots
Hartford wins series 42

*The games scheduled for May 10 and May 11 were played at DCU Center due to the lack of availability at XL Center.

Western Conference

(1) Utica Comets vs. (6) Oklahoma City Barons
May 7 Utica Comets 1 2 4OT Oklahoma City Barons Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Kent Huskins (1) – 17:10 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 04:13 – Kellen Jones (2)
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring Fourth overtime period 0:16 – Curtis Hamilton (1)
Jacob Markstrom 65 saves / 67 shots Goalie stats Richard Bachman 56 saves / 57 shots
May 8 Utica Comets 2 1 OT Oklahoma City Barons Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period 08:50 – Connor Jones (3)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Adam Clendening (3) – 01:31 Third period No scoring
Alexandre Grenier (1) – 03:32 First overtime period No scoring
Jacob Markstrom 22 saves / 23 shots Goalie stats Richard Bachman 36 saves / 38 shots
May 11 Oklahoma City Barons 2 3 Utica Comets Cox Convention Center Recap  
Andrew Miller (2) – sh – 15:10 First period 01:20 – Alex Friesen (1)
12:35 – Alexandre Grenier (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Joshua Winquist (1) – pp – 03:08 Third period 04:50 – Mike Zalewski (1)
Richard Bachman 25 saves / 28 shots Goalie stats Jacob Markstrom 20 saves / 22 shots
May 13 Oklahoma City Barons 7 4 Utica Comets Cox Convention Center Recap  
Jujhar Khaira (1) – 09:30 First period 01:20 – Hunter Shinkaruk (3)
Andrew Miller (3) – pp – 01:16
Matthew Ford (2) – pp – 13:08
Jujhar Khaira (2) - 17:34
Second period 06:50 – ppSven Baertschi (2)
11:34 – Alex Friesen (2)
Ryan Hamilton (4) – pp – 09:12
Brandon Davidson (1) – pp – 11:29
Brad Hunt (1) – 17:15
Third period 16:56 – Brendan Gaunce (3)
Richard Bachman 38 saves / 42 shots Goalie stats Jacob Markstrom 17 saves / 23 shots
May 14 Oklahoma City Barons 1 3 Utica Comets Cox Convention Center Recap  
No scoring First period 12:13 – Wacey Hamilton (1)
No scoring Second period 03:54 – Peter Andersson (1)
Brad Hunt (2) – pp – 18:51 Third period 19:44 – enAlexandre Grenier (3)
Richard Bachman 29 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Jacob Markstrom 33 saves / 34 shots
May 18 Utica Comets 1 2 Oklahoma City Barons Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period 05:23 – Brad Hunt (3)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Sven Baertschi (3) – 14:13 Third period 08:26 – Ryan Hamilton (5)
Jacob Markstrom 19 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Richard Bachman 33 saves / 34 shots
May 20 Utica Comets 1 0 Oklahoma City Barons Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period No scoring
Alexandre Grenier (4) – 07:11 Third period No scoring
Jacob Markstrom 35 saves / 35 shots Goalie stats Richard Bachman 39 saves / 40 shots
Utica wins series 43
(2) Grand Rapids Griffins vs. (4) Rockford IceHogs
May 6 Grand Rapids Griffins 5 3 Rockford IceHogs Van Andel Arena Recap  
Kevin Porter (1) – 02:01 First period No scoring
Teemu Pulkkinen (7) – 13:05
Teemu Pulkkinen (8)– 16:28
Second period 08:41 – Mark McNeill (1)
Teemu Pulkkinen (9) – 17:14
Louis-Marc Aubry (3) – en – 19:42
Third period 03:16 – Stephen Johns (2)
09:20 – Garret Ross (2)
Tom McCollum 34 saves / 37 shots Goalie stats Michael Leighton 23 saves / 27 shots
May 8 Grand Rapids Griffins 5 1 Rockford IceHogs Van Andel Arena Recap  
Tyler Bertuzzi (3) – 12:26 First period 06:18 – Brandon Mashinter (2)
Anthony Mantha (1) – 09:32 Second period No scoring
Teemu Pulkkinen (10) – 01:36
Jeff Hoggan (1) – 07:58
Teemu Pulkkinen (11) – pp – 15:24
Third period No scoring
Tom McCollum 28 saves / 29 shots Goalie stats Michael Leighton 25 saves / 30 shots
May 13 Rockford IceHogs 4 1 Grand Rapids Griffins BMO Harris Bank Center Recap  
Mark McNeill (2) – sh – 12:21
Ryan Hartman (2) – pp – 18:36
First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 08:27 – ppTeemu Pulkkinen (12)
Stephen Johns (3) – 04:50
Spencer Abbott (3) – en – 16:57
Third period No scoring
Michael Leighton 23 saves / 24 shots Goalie stats Tom McCollum 23 saves / 26 shots
May 14 Rockford IceHogs 1 2 OT Grand Rapids Griffins BMO Harris Bank Center Recap  
No scoring First period 06:48 – Tyler Bertuzzi (4)
Phillip Danault (3) – 09:01 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
No scoring First overtime period 00:13 – Tyler Bertuzzi (5)
Michael Leighton 29 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Tom McCollum 27 saves / 28 shots
May 17 Rockford IceHogs 3 5 Grand Rapids Griffins BMO Harris Bank Center Recap  
No scoring First period 05:01 – ppTeemu Pulkkinen (13)
Tanner Kero (2) – 05:10 Second period 00:39 – Andy Miele (3)
02:16 – Marek Tvrdon (1)
12:21 – Tyler Bertuzzi (6)
Zach Miskovic (1) – 16:14
Brandon Mashinter (3) – pp – 18:01
Third period 11:38 – enJeff Hoggan (2)
Michael Leighton 10 saves / 12 shots
Mac Carruth 13 saves / 15 shots
Goalie stats Tom McCollum 24 saves / 27 shots
Grand Rapids wins series 41

Conference finals


Eastern Conference

(1) Manchester Monarchs vs. (3) Hartford Wolf Pack
May 21 Manchester Monarchs 3 2 Hartford Wolf Pack Verizon Wireless Arena Recap  
Michael Mersch (7) – 00:35 First period 11:33 – Oscar Lindberg (2)
Nic Dowd (2) – 11:07
Michael Mersch (8) – 16:02
Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period 06:43 – Mathew Bodie (2)
Jean-Francois Berube 24 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Yann Danis 22 saves / 25 shots
May 23 Manchester Monarchs 7 4 Hartford Wolf Pack Verizon Wireless Arena Recap  
Sean Backman (2) – 08:37
Michael Mersch (9) – 11:25
First period No scoring
Michael Mersch (10) – pp – 15:50
Brian O'Neill (7) – 19:10
Sean Backman (3) – 19:51
Second period 04:16 – Oscar Lindberg (3)
05:59 – Carl Klingberg (3)
11:07 – Joey Crabb (5)
Nic Dowd (2) – 07:05
Michael Mersch (11) – 14:13
Third period 16:49 – Carl Klingberg (4)
Jean-Francois Berube 14 saves / 18 shots Goalie stats Yann Danis 19 saves / 24 shots
Mackenzie Skapski 3 saves / 6 shots
May 26 Hartford Wolf Pack 3 5 Manchester Monarchs XL Center Recap  
Chad Nehring (2) – pp – 13:47 First period 05:11 – Nick Shore (3)
19:26 – Brian O'Neill (8)
No scoring Second period 05:05 – Adrian Kempe (3)
Danny Kristo (3) – pp – 12:16
Joey Crabb (6) – 19:59
Third period 07:38 – Sean Backman (4)
14:00 – Zach O'Brien (2)
Mackenzie Skapski 29 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Jean-Francois Berube 17 saves / 20 shots
May 27 Hartford Wolf Pack 1 3 Manchester Monarchs XL Center Recap  
No scoring First period 03:13 – Nic Dowd (4)
Ryan Haggerty (2) – 1:23 Second period 06:18 – Adrian Kempe (4)
No scoring Third period 08:10 – Brian O'Neill (9)
Yann Danis 28 saves / 31 shots Goalie stats Jean-Francois Berube 21 saves / 22 shots
Manchester wins series 40

Western Conference

(1) Utica Comets vs. (2) Grand Rapids Griffins
May 24 Utica Comets 2 1 Grand Rapids Griffins Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Nicklas Jensen (2) – 00:35
Brandon DeFazio (1) – 11:06
First period 16:03 – ppMark Zengerle (1)
No scoring Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Jacob Markstrom 25 saves / 26 shots Goalie stats Tom McCollum 29 saves / 31 shots
May 25 Utica Comets 2 4 Grand Rapids Griffins Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period 15:00 – Dylan Larkin (1)
18:33 – Dylan Larkin (2)
No scoring Second period 14:12 – ppTeemu Pulkkinen (14)
17:22 – ppTyler Bertuzzi (7)
Brendan Gaunce (4) – pp – 14:20
Sven Baertschi (3) – pp – 17:30
Third period No scoring
Jacob Markstrom 12 saves / 16 shots
Joacim Eriksson 2 saves / 2 shots
Goalie stats Tom McCollum 29 saves / 31 shots
May 28 Grand Rapids Griffins 1 4 Utica Comets Van Andel Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 03:17 – Sven Baertschi (4)
09:35 – pp – Sven Baertschi (5)
11:53 – Sven Baertschi (6)
Marek Tvrdon (2) – pp – 04:19 Third period 15:23 – Cory Conacher (2)
Tom McCollum 21 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Jacob Markstrom 40 saves / 41 shots
May 29 Grand Rapids Griffins 3 2 OT Utica Comets Van Andel Arena Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Xavier Ouellet (1) – pp – 05:48 Second period 08:01 – ppAlex Friesen (4)
16:12 – Cory Conacher (3)
Anthony Mantha (2) – 05:44 Third period No scoring
Andreas Athanasiou (5) – 05:05 First overtime period No scoring
Tom McCollum 34 saves / 36 shots Goalie stats Jacob Markstrom 22 saves / 25 shots
May 31 Grand Rapids Griffins 2 3 Utica Comets Van Andel Arena Recap  
Mark Zengerle (2) – pp – 04:20 First period 02:14 – Wacey Hamilton (2)
06:07 – Hunter Shinkaruk (4)
11:47 – Bobby Sanguinetti (3)
Dylan Larkin (3) – pp – 19:14 Second period No scoring
No scoring Third period No scoring
Tom McCollum 18 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Jacob Markstrom 32 saves / 34 shots
June 2 Utica Comets 2 0 Grand Rapids Griffins Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period No scoring
Cory Conacher (4) – 03:16 Second period No scoring
Alexandre Grenier (5) – en – 18:46 Third period No scoring
Jacob Markstrom 21 saves / 21 shots Goalie stats Tom McCollum 27 saves / 28 shots
Utica wins series 42

Calder Cup Finals


Manchester Monarchs vs. Utica Comets

June 6 Manchester Monarchs 3–2 OT Utica Comets Verizon Wireless Arena Recap  
Brian O'Neill (10) – 16:00 First period 17:01 – ppSven Baertschi (7)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Michael Mersch (12) – pp – 02:23 Third period 05:24 – Cory Conacher (5)
Michael Mersch (13) – 04:10 First overtime period No scoring
Jean-Francois Berube 15 saves / 17 shots Goalie stats Jacob Markstrom 34 saves / 37 shots
June 7 Manchester Monarchs 2–1 OT Utica Comets Verizon Wireless Arena Recap  
Zach O'Brien (3) – pp – 19:05 First period No scoring
No scoring Second period 01:12 – Nicklas Jensen (3)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Nic Dowd (5) – 05:36 First overtime period No scoring
Jean-Francois Berube 24 saves / 25 shots Goalie stats Jacob Markstrom 37 saves / 39 shots
June 10 Utica Comets 3–2 Manchester Monarchs Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Cal O'Reilly (1) – 05:45
Alexandre Grenier (6) – 18:58
First period 19:35 – Adrian Kempe (5)
Nicklas Jensen (4) – 06:18 Second period 07:22 – Adrian Kempe (6)
No scoring Third period No scoring
Jacob Markstrom 32 saves / 34 shots Goalie stats Jean-Francois Berube 8 saves / 9 shots
Patrik Bartosak 27 saves / 29 shots
June 12 Utica Comets 3–6 Manchester Monarchs Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
Frank Corrado (1) – 14:09
Sven Baertschi (8) – pp – 18:54
First period 12:45 – Sean Backman (5)
13:17 – Nic Dowd (6)
No scoring Second period 03:08 – ppColin Miller (2)
07:51 – ppNick Shore (4)
19:49 – Nic Dowd (7)
Will Acton (1) – 17:54 Third period 06:27 – Adrian Kempe (7)
Jacob Markstrom 27 saves / 33 shots
Joacim Eriksson 5 saves / 5 shots
Goalie stats Patrik Bartosak 22 saves / 25 shots
June 13 Utica Comets 1–2 Manchester Monarchs Utica Memorial Auditorium Recap  
No scoring First period 10:02 – Adrian Kempe (8)
13:09 – ppVincent LoVerde (2)
No scoring Second period No scoring
Cal O'Reilly (2) – 19:45 Third period No scoring
Jacob Markstrom 17 saves / 19 shots Goalie stats Patrik Bartosak 31 saves / 32 shots
Manchester wins Calder Cup 4–1

Playoff statistical leaders


Leading skaters

These are the top ten skaters based on points. If there is a tie in points, goals take precedence over assists.[1]

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus-minus; PIM = Penalty minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts PIM
Michael MerschManchester Monarchs 18139228
Jordan WealManchester Monarchs 1910122216
Brian O'NeillManchester Monarchs 1910102012
Cal O'ReillyUtica Comets 23217194
Teemu PulkkinenGrand Rapids Griffins 161441822
Nick ShoreManchester Monarchs 19414182
Sean BackmanManchester Monarchs 19512178
Chris BourqueHartford Wolf Pack 154131712
Oscar LindbergHartford Wolf Pack 15313166
Sven BaertschiUtica Comets 2187156

Leading goaltenders

This is a combined table of the top five goaltenders based on goals against average and the top five goaltenders based on save percentage with at least 180 minutes played. The table is initially sorted by goals against average, with the criterion for inclusion in bold.[2]

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
Richard BachmanOklahoma City Barons954322151.55.9530580:35
Pheonix CopleyHershey Bears53113071.83.9460229:08
Jeremy SmithProvidence Bruins3128761.96.9310183:19
Jacob MarkstromUtica Comets231211682512.11.92521449:40
Jordan BinningtonChicago Wolves523194122.16.9380333:15

References


  1. "Top Scorers - 2015 Playoffs". AHL. April 24, 2015.
  2. "Top Goalies - 2015 Playoffs". AHL. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
Preceded by
2014 Calder Cup playoffs
Calder Cup playoffs
2015
Succeeded by
2016 Calder Cup playoffs