The 2008 Calder Cup Playoffs open this week and the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League affiliate Syracuse Crunch enters the second season on an unbelievable run. The Crunch closed the regular season winning 15-straight games, went 20-0-3 in their final 23 games and has not lost a game in regulation since Feb. 18 vs. Lake Erie.
Syracuse finished the season with 100 points -- the second-most in franchise history -- and with a win on the final day of the regular season, clinched the #2 seed in the Western Conference North Division semifinals.
The series begins Friday with the Crunch hosting the Manitoba Moose. Below is complete coverage of the AHL playoffs, including Crunch radio voice Bob McElligott's "Bobby Mac's Crunch Attack" Blog that will debut soon, www.SyracuseCrunch.com coverage, www.CalderCup.com coverage, links to the live radio broadcasts of the games and links to the b2 Network live coverage of the games. Information will be updated as it happens, so be sure to check back often.
Western Conference North Division Semifinal - Series F
Syracuse Crunch vs. Manitoba Moose
Game 1 -- Friday, Apr. 18 -- Manitoba at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m. ET
Game 2 -- Saturday, Apr. 19 -- Manitoba at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m. ET
Game 3 -- Tuesday, Apr. 22 -- Syracuse at Manitoba, 8: 30 p.m. ET
Game 4 -- Friday, Apr. 25 -- Syracuse at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. ET
*Game 5 -- Saturday, Apr. 26 -- Syracuse at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. ET
*Game 6 -- Monday, Apr. 28 -- Manitoba at Syracuse, 7 p.m. ET
*Game 7 -- Tuesday, Apr. 29 -- Manitoba at Syracuse, 7 p.m. ET
* If necessary
Bobby Mac's Crunch Attack Blog (Coming Soon)
Syracuse Crunch radio play-by-play voice Bob McElligott will provide analysis and a behind the scenes look at the Crunch playoff run.
Click here to get all of the up to date information on Syracuse from the official website of the Crunch.
Click here for all of the news, features, video and sound highlights, stats and more of all the Calder Cup playoff games.
b2 Network Coverage
You can watch the Crunch in action from the comfort of your own computer. Click here for a complete list of games and availability.