AHLLeagues Deep AHL playoff runs for Stars, Lightning paying off in the Stanley Cup Final – The Athletic by maplehockey September 28, 2020 written by maplehockey September 28, 2020 Before the Lightning’s current core went on a handful of deep playoff runs in the NHL, they cut their teeth in a waterfront city in southeastern Virginia. It was in 2011-12 when coach Jon Cooper led an AHL Norfolk Admirals group on a historic run. Ondrej Palat, Tyler Johnson and Alex Killorn, all key contributors on this Tampa Bay team, won a record 28 straight games en route to a Calder Cup title. Yanni Gourde and Anthony Cirelli got their first taste of pro playoff hockey with AHL Syracuse in their run to the Calder Cup Final in 2016-17. Two years earlier, in 2010, and in his only AHL experience, Jamie Benn dragged a Texas Stars team to the Calder Cup Final with 26 points in 24 games. In 2014, Jamie Oleksiak helped Texas hoist the Calder Cup, while in 2018 Roope Hintz and Denis Gurianov got on-the-job experience as Texas came up one game short of a title against the Toronto Marlies. It’s not the same stage as the Stanley Cup playoffs, but those… Source link 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterGoogle +Pinterest maplehockey previous post Jack Quinn – Ontario Hockey League next post With the 15th overall pick the Toronto Maple Leafs select Seth Jarvis Related Articles Frontenacs’ Murray delivers special surprise to OA grads... October 25, 2020 Oct. 24, 2015 – Ontario Hockey League October 25, 2020 Dallas re-signs Bow to one-year contract | TheAHL.com October 24, 2020 Taste of NHL playing time has Kahkonen craving... October 24, 2020 Meet The Future | NHL Draft Interview presented... October 24, 2020 Oct. 23, 2015 – Ontario Hockey League October 24, 2020 67’s’ Rossi signs with Wild – Ontario Hockey... October 24, 2020 Lettieri Ready For Fresh Start on West Coast October 23, 2020 Taylor joins New Jersey as assistant coach |... October 23, 2020 Meet The Future | NHL Draft Interview presented... October 23, 2020 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.