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Calder Cup: Monarchs hold commanding lead over Wolf Pack

The Manchester Monarchs could advance to their first Calder Cup final as early as Wednesday. (Team Shred Photography via TheAHL.com)

The Manchester Monarchs could advance to their first Calder Cup final as early as Wednesday. (Team Shred Photography via TheAHL.com)

While the Rangers convincingly forced a Game 7 on Tuesday (not a bad problem to have when you have a goalie as automatic in seventh games as Henrik Lundqvist is), their American League counterparts aren’t enjoying as much success in their Eastern Conference final against Manchester. Read more

Calder Cup: 4-goal third lifts Barons in Game 1, Top Seed Monarchs win

Ryan Hamilton (right) scored as part of Oklahoma City's four-goal outburst in the third period on Thursday night. (Steven Christy/TheAHL.com)

Ryan Hamilton (right) scored as part of Oklahoma City’s four-goal outburst in the third period on Thursday night. (Steven Christy/TheAHL.com)

The top-seeded Manchester Monarchs took the first game of their series with Portland on Thursday, winning 5-2 thanks to two-goal efforts from Jordan Weal and Brian O’Neill. Vincent LoVerde scored as well in an empty net, and added two assists. Jean-Francois Berube’s work in goal was essentially cut out for him as he saw just 16 shots, but let two of them in. Read more

Calder Cup: Comets down Wolves in 2OT

Bobby Sanguinetti celebrates after his double-overtime goal in Wednesday's opening game against Chicago (Dale Woltman/TheAHL.com)

Bobby Sanguinetti celebrates after his double-overtime goal in Wednesday’s opening game against Chicago (Dale Woltman/TheAHL.com)

While the Stanley Cup Playoffs have been underway for a week now (and not failing to disappoint, as usual), another playoff tournament began Wednesday night: the American League’s Calder Cup Playoffs.

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The time has come for overtime reform

The Shootout has brought us some great moments, but it’s finally time to cut down on the skills competition. (Credit: Thefanmanifesto.com)

When the shootout was implemented following the ’04-’05 NHL lockout, it was welcomed as a fresh, new alternative to the hockey scene. Instead of games ending in ties, there would finally be a defined winner and a loser in every game. Read more

AHL goalie knocks off net instead of facing 2 on 0, what if it happened in the NHL?

David Leggio knocks net off in the middle of 2-0 (AHL)

David Leggio knocks net off in the middle of 2-0 (AHL)

I just saw this story on BarDown, Bridgeport Sound Tigers goalie David Leggio was about to face a 2 on none breakaway when he made a “play”. In what they call a moment of brilliance, Leggio simply took his net off the moorings. Read more

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