The Toronto Marlies wrapped up a successful 2013-14 regular season with a 4-3 win over Rochester last night, leaving them with a 45-win, 96-point record over 76 games. Two goals and an assist (also had six shots in this game) from Sam Carrick, who has come on strong in the second half of the season, brought up his season totals to 14 goals and 35 points in 62 games to go along with a +17, the best among Marlies forwards.
Their first round matchup has also been decided: The Toronto Marlies, third place in the West, will play the sixth-seeded Milwaukee Admirals in a best-of-five quarterfinal series. The first two games are in Milwaukee followed by three in a row (if necessary) at the Ricoh.
Toronto Marlies Round 1 Playoff Schedule
|Game 1||Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET – Toronto @ Milwaukee|
|Game 2||Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. ET – Toronto @ Milwaukee|
|Game 3||Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. ET – Milwaukee @ Toronto|
|Game 4||Saturday, May 3 at 3 p.m. ET – Milwaukee @ Toronto|
|Game 5||Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. ET – Milwaukee @ Toronto|
Names to note on Nashville’s AHL affiliate: 11th overall pick in 2012 Filip Forsberg as well as 2009 2nd round draft pick Taylor Beck, 2011 2nd round pick Miikka Salomaki and 2010 1st round pick Austin Watson are among their leading scorers. Recent acquisition Calle Jarnkrok (David Legwand deal) has five goals and 9 points in 6 games with the Admirals. Colton Sissons, Nashville’s 2nd round pick in 2012, has 25 goals in 62 games this season.
Game 1 goes Friday.
Here are the final Marlies’ scoring numbers for the 2013-14 regular season:
Toronto Marlies 2013-14 Season Scoring
Note: Tj Brennan won the AHL’s version of the Norris for his outstanding year.
Few were anticipating a season of these type of results for the Marlies. Playoff experience is all gravy from here. Grab your tickets over at the Marlies website.
Let’s go Malboroughs.
The Wakey wakey, may have been done in poor taste, but I doubt it was malicious. I said crap like that all the time when I played, maybe I'm a jerk
sighhh what a waste last year was. Would've been nice to have a top 6. MacKinnon, Barkov, Drouin, Jones, Lindholm, and Monahan are going to run this league for years to come. Even just outside that we coulda had Zadorov, Ristolainen, or Nichushkin. Instead, we made the playoffs in a meaningless 48 game season and got Gauthier. I like him, but man, what a great year to be bad
@loomx If only we could have tanked earlier this year, as we were not going to go far with this unmotivated group.
@Jmessih Marlies are not in NHL 14 to play as a team , are they?
@JWaterdrager Odd, I never found them.
Not a chance we get virtanen. Abbotsford Bc born and played in calgary. One of van or the flames will take him. And pretty cool that I played with him in bantam and that he goes to my high school...
@BrandonCheema Youre from Abby too?
@Jmessih Now we need a coach who can bring young talent level up ,without ruining them
From a few months ago:
MALMO, Sweden — Andreas Johnson wants to play for the Maple Leafs one day.
The skilled Swede is just not sure when.
“It’s tough to say,” said Johnson, who had six points (three goals and three assists) in seven games as Sweden got silver at the 2014 world junior. “I think maybe three or four years. It would be good to play more at home.”
@Xxxxxnew I like that he is not rushing it, sounds like he has a solid understanding
@Gilbey93 The Leafs prospect pool is not that bad, but we need to play these guys and develop them. Eventually turn into players that we need.
We don't need players with high salary that don't deliver
@Gilbey93 Johnson and Brown are still long shots. Ashton, Biggs, Gauthier, Nilson, and Granberg are likely all bottom 6/bottom pairing players. Leivo's the only one with concrete, top 6 upside IMO. Not nearly enough top talent based on how bad we've been.
@JWaterdrager He could play 2nd pairing, but he's really no more than a secondary guy. A complementary piece.
I don't know, haven't seen him play since pre season, but wouldn't be too surprised if he is more than that. If he is not, he is not.
"He certainly demonstrated in the World Championships that he’s a high-end player who can shut down guys, who defends very well off the rush, and he plays in 4 on 4, 5 on 5 and PK situations."
"You had to see him the other night in the Marlies exhibition game in Oakville. He played very, very well. He’s got all the credentials. He’s won a Swedish Elite League championship, he’s won a World Junior Championship, and he’s won a World Championship. Really, what he needs to continue to do is just continue to get acclimated to North America and the North American style. You can consider him a world-class type player. He does so many things well. He defends off the rush, he can move the puck intelligently, he boxes people out in front of the net, and he has some physicality."
Comments from interviews from beginning of the season.
@Jmessih Good for him. Leafs cant draft.
@Jmessih Was it CBC? i dont fuckin know....i just know he was on a panel last night.
@Gilbey93 Because they know we want Ritchie.
@Bobsyouruncle Looks to me had a few peak seasons and is evening out. From what I can tell lol solid 30-40 Point scorer, depending contract & defensive ability I'd take him
@FrycersGhost Vancouver likes Virtanen, doubt he makes it past them
I remember a time when Kevin Consantine was the hot new, young coach with all the the great system ideas.
@Black_Hawk Yeah, he has it made there.
@Xxxxxnew too bad
@Jmessih Leafs are slow on their own news
Just another reason why we need a Carlyle firing.......desperate times calls for desperate measures.......no Leafs news leads to us brainstorming....which leads to some trading our better players.....this just won't do!...lol :)