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The 2000 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 11, 2000. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-5 series for division semifinals and best-of-7 series for division finals and conference finals. The conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on June 4, 2000 with the Hartford Wolf Pack defeating the Rochester Americans four games to two to win the first Calder Cup in team history.

Hartford's Derek Armstrong won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as AHL playoff MVP. Rochester's Mika Noronen set an AHL playoff record by posting 6 shutouts during the playoffs while teammate Domenic Pittis tied an the AHL record for assists in a single playoff with 26. In winning their first five home games of the 2000 Calder Cup Playoffs, the Providence Bruins set an AHL playoff record by winning 16 consecutive playoff home games, a streak that included 10 consecutive home wins from the 1999 Calder Cup Playoffs and a win from the 1997 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Playoff seedsEdit

After the 1999-2000 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. However, due to the uneven number of teams in the Eastern Conference, it was possible for the fifth-placed team in the New England Division to crossover to the Atlantic Division. This could only happen if the fifth-placed team in the New England Division earned more points than the fourth-placed team in the Atlantic Division. In this case, the fifth-placed team from the New England Division would play in place of the fourth-placed team from the Atlantic Division in that part of the playoff bracket. The Hartford Wolf Pack were the Eastern Conference regular season champions as well as the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners with the best overall regular season record. The Rochester Americans were the Western Conference regular season champions.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. Quebec Citadelles - 83 points
  2. Saint John Flames - 80 points
  3. Lowell Lock Monsters - 77 points

New England DivisionEdit

  1. Hartford Wolf Pack - Eastern Conference regular season champions; Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners, 107 points
  2. Portland Pirates - 103 points
  3. Worcester IceCats - 83 points
  4. Springfield Falcons - 78 points
  5. Providence Bruins - 75 points (Played in the Atlantic Division bracket by virtue of earning more points than the fourth-placed team in that division)

Western ConferenceEdit

Empire DivisionEdit

  1. Rochester Americans - Western Conference regular season champions, 104 points
  2. Syracuse Crunch - 80 points
  3. Hamilton Bulldogs - 73 points
  4. Albany River Rats - 70 points

Mid-Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. Kentucky Thoroughblades - 97 points
  2. Hershey Bears - 94 points
  3. Philadelphia Phantoms - 93 points
  4. Louisville Panthers - 92 points

BracketEdit

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1  Quebec 0  
N5  Providence 3  
  N5  Providence 4  
  A3  Lowell 0  
A2  Saint John 0
A3  Lowell 3  
  N5  Providence 3  
Eastern Conference
  N1  Hartford 4  
N1  Hartford 3  
N4  Springfield 2  
  N1  Hartford 4
  N3  Worcester 1  
N2  Portland 1
N3  Worcester 3  
  N1  Hartford 4
  E1  Rochester 2
E1  Rochester 3  
E4  Albany 2  
  E1  Rochester 4
  E3  Hamilton 2  
E2  Syracuse 1
E3  Hamilton 3  
  E1  Rochester 4
Western Conference
  M2  Hershey 0  
M1  Kentucky 3  
M4  Louisville 1  
  M1  Kentucky 1
  M2  Hershey 4  
M2  Hershey 3
M3  Philadelphia 2  

In each round the team that earned more points during the regular season receives home ice advantage, meaning they receive the "extra" game on home-ice if the series reaches the maximum number of games. There is no set series format due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.

Division SemifinalsEdit

Note 1: All times are in Eastern Time Zone(UTC-4).
Note 2: Game times in italics signify games to be played only if necessary.
Note 3: Home team is listed first.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A1) Quebec Citadelles vs. (N5) Providence BruinsEdit
Providence won series 3 – 0


(A2) Saint John Flames vs. (A3) Lowell Lock MonstersEdit
Lowell won series 3 - 0


New England DivisionEdit

(N1) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (N4) Springfield FalconsEdit
Hartford won series 3 – 2


(N2) Portland Pirates vs. (N3) Worcester IceCatsEdit
Worcester won series 3 - 1


Western ConferenceEdit

Empire DivisionEdit

(E1) Rochester Americans vs. (E4) Albany River RatsEdit
Rochester won series 3 - 2


(E2) Syracuse Crunch vs. (E3) Hamilton BulldogsEdit
Hamilton won series 3 - 1


Mid-Atlantic DivisionEdit

(M1) Kentucky Thoroughblades vs. (M4) Louisville PanthersEdit
Kentucky won series 3 - 1


(M2) Hershey Bears vs. (M3) Philadelphia PhantomsEdit
Hershey won series 3 - 2


Division FinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A3) Lowell Lock Monsters vs. (N5) Providence BruinsEdit
Providence won series 4 - 0


New England DivisionEdit

(N1) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (N3) Worcester IceCatsEdit
Hartford won series 4 - 1


Western ConferenceEdit

Empire DivisionEdit

(E1) Rochester Americans vs. (E3) Hamilton BulldogsEdit
Rochester won series 4 - 2


Mid-Atlantic DivisionEdit

(M1) Kentucky Thoroughblades vs. (M2) Hershey BearsEdit
Hershey won series 4 - 1


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(N1) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (N5) Providence BruinsEdit

Hartford won series 4 - 3


Western ConferenceEdit

(E1) Rochester Americans vs. (M2) Hershey BearsEdit

Rochester won series 4 - 0


Calder Cup FinalEdit

(N1) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (E1) Rochester AmericansEdit

Hartford won series 4 - 2


Preceded by
1999 Calder Cup Playoffs
Calder Cup Playoffs
2000
Succeeded by
2001 Calder Cup Playoffs


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