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The 2005 Calder Cup Playoffs of the American Hockey League began on April 19, 2005. The sixteen teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-7 series for division semifinals, finals and conference finals. The conference champions played a best-of-7 series for the Calder Cup. The Calder Cup Final ended on June 10, 2005 with the Philadelphia Phantoms defeating the Chicago Wolves four games to none to win the second Calder Cup in team history. Philadelphia's Antero Nittymaki won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as playoff MVP.

Philadelphia set an AHL record by winning 11 consecutive home games in a single playoff.

Playoff SeedsEdit

After the 2004–05 AHL regular season, 16 teams qualified for the playoffs. The top four teams from each division qualified for the playoffs. The Rochester Americans were the Western Conference regular season champions as well as the Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners with the best overall regular season record. The Manchester Monarchs were the Eastern Conference regular season champions.

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

  1. Manchester Monarchs - Eastern Conference regular season champions, 110 points
  2. Hartford Wolf Pack - 106 points
  3. Lowell Lock Monsters - 100 points
  4. Providence Bruins - 90 points

East DivisionEdit

  1. Binghamton Senators - 106 points
  2. Philadelphia Phantoms - 103 points
  3. Norfolk Admirals - 93 points
  4. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins - 92 points

Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

  1. Rochester Americans - Western Conference regular season champions; Macgregor Kilpatrick Trophy winners, 112 points
  2. St. John's Maple Leafs - 98 points
  3. Manitoba Moose - 98 points
  4. Hamilton Bulldogs - 89 points

West DivisionEdit

  1. Chicago Wolves - 105 points
  2. Milwaukee Admirals - 103 points
  3. Cincinnati Mighty Ducks - 93 points
  4. Houston Aeros - 92 points

BracketEdit

  Division Semifinals Division Finals Conference Finals Calder Cup Final
                                     
A1  Manchester 2  
A4  Providence 4  
  A4  Providence 4  
Atlantic Division
  A3  Lowell 1  
A2  Hartford 2
A3  Lowell 4  
  A4  Providence 2  
Eastern Conference
  E2  Philadelphia 4  
E1  Binghamton 2  
E4  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4  
  E4  Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1
East Division
  E2  Philadelphia 4  
E2  Philadelphia 4
E3  Norfolk 2  
  E2  Philadelphia 4
  W1  Chicago 0
N1  Rochester 4  
N4  Hamilton 0  
  N1  Rochester 1
North Division
  N3  Manitoba 4  
N2  St. John's 1
N3  Manitoba 4  
  N3  Manitoba 0
Western Conference
  W1  Chicago 4  
W1  Chicago 4  
W4  Houston 1  
  W1  Chicago 4
West Division
  W3  Cincinnati 1  
W2  Milwaukee 3
W3  Cincinnati 4  

In each round the higher seed receives home ice advantage, meaning they can play a maximum of four home games if the series reaches seven games. There is no set series format for each series due to arena scheduling conflicts and travel considerations.

Division SemifinalsEdit

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 ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A1) Manchester Monarchs vs. (A4) Providence BruinsEdit
Providence won series 4 – 2


(A2) Hartford Wolf Pack vs. (A3) Lowell Lock MonstersEdit
Lowell won series 4 – 2


East DivisionEdit

(E1) Binghamton Senators vs. (E4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsEdit
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton won series 4 – 2


(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E3) Norfolk AdmiralsEdit
Philadelphia won series 4 - 2


Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Rochester Americans vs. (N4) Hamilton BulldogsEdit
Rochester won series 4 - 0


(N2) St. John's Maple Leafs vs. (N3) Manitoba MooseEdit
Manitoba won series 4 - 1


West DivisionEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W4) Houston AerosEdit
Chicago won series 4 - 1


(W2) Milwaukee Admirals vs. (W3) Cincinnati Mighty DucksEdit
Cincinnati won series 4 - 3


Division FinalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

Atlantic DivisionEdit

(A3) Lowell Lock Monsters vs. (A4) Providence BruinsEdit
Providence won series 4 - 1


East DivisionEdit

(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (E4) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsEdit
Philadelphia won series 4 - 1


Western ConferenceEdit

North DivisionEdit

(N1) Rochester Americans vs. (N3) Manitoba MooseEdit
Manitoba won series 4 - 1


West DivisionEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (W3) Cincinnati Mighty DucksEdit
Chicago won series 4 - 1


Conference finalsEdit

Eastern ConferenceEdit

(E2) Philadelphia Phantoms vs. (A4) Providence BruinsEdit

Philadelphia won series 4 - 2


Western ConferenceEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (N3) Manitoba MooseEdit

Chicago won series 4 - 0


Calder Cup FinalEdit

(W1) Chicago Wolves vs. (E2) Philadelphia PhantomsEdit

Philadelphia won series 4 - 0


See AlsoEdit

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