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AHL Playoffs Semi-Finals

The semi-finals in the AHL playoffs concluded yesterday.  Look back at the first round here and the second round here.  Here are the results from the semi-finals:

Syracuse Crunch defeat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins four games to one.  Syracuse is Tampa Bay's minor league team and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton belongs to Pittsburgh.  This series was reasonably close until the final game which Syracuse won dominantly by a score of 7-0.  Syracuse's offence was led by Ondrej Palat (who is tied for the playoff scoring lead) and Tyler Johnson.  Their defence has been bolstered by strong performances by Matt Taormina and Mark Barberio.  Cedrick Desjardins has been their goaltender.  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton's offence was led by Trevor Smith and Chad Kolarik.  Brian Dumoulin led their defence.  Brad Thiessen has been their top goaltender.

Grand Rapids Griffins defeat Oklahoma City Barons four games to three.  This was a close series that Grand Rapids won with a come from behind 5-4 win in game seven.  Grand Rapids is Detroit's minor league team and Oklahoma City belongs to Edmonton.  Tomas Tatar and Tomas Jurco led Grand Rapids offensively.  Chad Billins led their defence.  Petr Mrazek has been their goaltender.  Oklahoma City's offence was led by Mark Arcobello (who is tied for the playoff scoring lead), Toni Rajala and Teemu Hartikainen.  Martin Marincin led their defence.  Yann Danis has been their goaltender.

The Calder Cup finals will begin on Saturday as Syracuse meets Grand Rapids.

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