PLAYOFFS BEGIN THIS WEEKEND
The Rochester Americans will face the defending Calder Cup champion Toronto Marlies in the first-round of the 2019 Calder Cup Playoffs. The Amerks begin the postseason on home ice for Games 1, presented by Nissan, and 2 of the best-of-five opening round series on Friday, April 19 and Sunday, April 21 at The Blue Cross Arena. Rochester will also host a decisive Game 5, if necessary, on Sunday, April 28.
The Amerks clinched second place in the American Hockey League’s North Division with a 4-3 loss to the Syracuse Crunch earlier tonight. The opening round series will mark the third meeting in the postseason between the two teams since 2012.
Rochester secured its second straight playoff berth with a 6-4 win over the Binghamton Devils on March 30 and clinched home ice for the first-round following its 2-1 victory at Cleveland on April 8.
Below is the full first-round schedule for the best-of-five North Division Semifinals between the second-place Amerks and third-place Marlies. The first 3,000 fans in attendance for Game 1 will receive a custom Amerks hard hat, courtesy of Nissan.
Game 1 | Friday, April 19 – Toronto at Rochester | 7:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena
Game 2 | Sunday, April 21 – Toronto at Rochester | 3:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena
Game 3 | Wednesday, April 24 – Rochester at Toronto | 7:00 p.m. at Coca-Cola Coliseum
*Game 4 | Friday, April 26 – Rochester at Toronto | 7:00 p.m. at Coca-Cola Coliseum
*Game 5 | Sunday, April 28 – Toronto at Rochester | 5:05 p.m. at The Blue Cross Arena