Toronto Marlies Take 2-0 Series Lead With Back-to-Back Victories in Milwaukee

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The Western Conference Quarter Final Shifts Back to Ricoh Coliseum Tomorrow Night

What You Need To Know About the Toronto Marlies

  • Jerry D’Amigo leads the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs in points with five (2 goals, 3 assists).
  • D’Amigo also ranks 1st on the Marlies all-time playoff scoring list with 27 points (11 goals, 16 assists) in 28 games
  • Captain Trevor Smith leads all AHL skaters in playoff assists with four
  • Forward Sam Carrick leads all AHL skaters in playoff goals with three
  • The Marlies currently rank 6th in AHL post-season powerplay percentage (25.0%) and 4th in AHL post-season penalty kill percentage (91.7%)

Last Week:

The Toronto Marlies posted a record of 2-0-0 in their first two games of the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs.

On Friday night, Toronto travelled to Wisconsin to open their first round best-of-five series. The Marlies defeated the Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, by a score of 6-2. T.J. Brennan registered a goal and an assist while Sam Carrick contributed two goals in the win. Drew MacIntyre made 28 saves in the victory.

On Saturday night, the Marlies took a 2-0 series lead with a 5-2 victory at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Brandon Kozun and Jerry D’Amigo each recorded three points, while Drew MacIntyre stopped 28 of 30 shots to earn his second consecutive win.
Over the course of both games, Toronto went 4-for-16 on the powerplay and 11-for-12 on the penalty kill. The Marlies also tallied two shorthanded goals.

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CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS:

Western Conference:
(1) Texas vs. (8) Oklahoma City – TEX leads 2-0
(2) Chicago vs. (7) Rochester – Tied 1-1
(4)Grand Rapids vs. (5) Abbotsford–GR leads 2-0

Eastern Conference:
(1) Manchester vs. (8) Norfolk– Tied 1-1
(2) Springfield vs. (7) Providence – Tied 2-2
(3) Binghamton vs. (6) W-B/Scranton – Tied 1-1
(4) St. John’s vs. (5) Albany – Tied 1-1

Series Shifts Back to Toronto:
The Marlies will continue round one of the Calder Cup Playoffs with game three against Milwaukee on Thursday at Ricoh Coliseum.
Milwaukee defenceman Bryan Rodney leads the Admirals in post-season scoring with three points (1 goal, 2 assists). Rookie goaltender Marek Mazanec started both games for the Admirals, compiling 58 saves and a 0.879 save percentage against the Marlies.

Over the course of games one and two in Wisconsin, the Admirals went 1-for-12 on the powerplay and 12-for-16 on the penalty kill.

 

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  • wiski

    Home teams are 90-59 (.604) all-time in NHL Game 7s.

  • Cameron19

    wiski  Roughly speaking 2 of 3 should win tonight then.  I’m going COL, SJS, PHI

  • ShiftyD

    Cameron19 wiski  I could live with that.

    Think SJ and PHI can pull that off?

  • Zep2

    wiski  Ive liked the Sharks for a long time. But if  they cough this one up, heads should roll. Losing to the Kings over 7 games is nothing to be ashamed  off. For this team though, losing to the Kings after being up 3-0 in games calls into question management, goaltending , leadership, heart.

    Sorta like Leafs West  lol

  • Zep2

    Leiwecke have anything interesting to say about the Leafs

  • LeafsForLife

    wiski I think Colorado, Philadelphia and L.A. just because i had them all picked to win in 7 games.

  • LeafsForLife

    Zep2 Hes pretty excited about Jurassic Park.

  • wiski

    ShiftyD Cameron19 wiski  PHI looked strong last night, in the MSG tonight though.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Zep2  He was in a good mood talking about the Raptors and then when the Leaf question came his mood definitely changed. Lots of “never again” talk and he did say they are taking the same approach with the Leafs that they did with TFC and the Raptors, and that meant clean sweep. We’ll see.

  • LeafsForLife

    ShiftyD Cameron19wiskiWould be an awesome series between Philadelphia and Pittsburg.

  • wendelsway1

    Cameron19 wiski  I’m going COL, LA, NY

  • ShiftyD

    wiski ShiftyDCameron19  That’s exactly what I was thinking.

  • ShiftyD

    LeafsForLife ShiftyDCameron19wiski   Oh yeah. They hate each other. That would be very entertaining

  • LeafsForLife

    ShiftyD LeafsForLifeCameron19wiskiYeah and Philadelphia drives Crosby and Malkin, to a lesser extent, absolutely nuts.

  • ShiftyD

    ingy56 Zep2   My only real question out of it is when he says about never going 2 for 14 (or whatever it was) again, what are they going to do about it when it’s post trade deadline?

  • ShiftyD

    wendelsway1 Cameron19wiski   Sounds like a great trip ;D

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    ShiftyD ingy56 Zep2  Or heaven forbid they start the season that way.

  • LeafsForLife

    Zep2 I liked his 1 word “YES!” answers. It reminds me of Burke and his 1 word “NO!” answers.

  • wendelsway1

    ShiftyD wendelsway1 Cameron19 wiski  LOL….You know it!  :)

  • Bobsyouruncle

    Credit where credit is due…  
    David Clarkson was acquired on Tim Leiweke’s watch.    
    Just sayin…lol

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    wendelsway1 ShiftyD Cameron19 wiski  Why Colorado first? Supplies? LOL

  • ShiftyD

    ingy56 wendelsway1ShiftyDCameron19wiski   Always be prepared ;D.

    I think you can load up pretty well in Cali as well. I think that’s crop #1 there

  • wiski

    All the home teams win tonight

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Bobsyouruncle  Probably accelerated the need to get a “hackey guy” in place.

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    Going to watch Playoffs hockey….Flyers Rags.   

    For a bit anyways.

  • wendelsway1

    ingy56 wendelsway1 ShiftyD Cameron19 wiski  
    LOL….Why not?

  • wiski

    The latest updates on Carter Ashton and Andrew MacWilliam returning for the https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Marlies&src=hash in Gm. 3: http://t.co/UkFwcHf3xPhttps://twitter.com/search?q=%23TMLtalk&src=hash

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    wendelsway1 ingy56 ShiftyD Cameron19 wiski  Absolutely!

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Think Rangers need to score first.

  • Jordan29

    Not that I believe a fucking word anyone says from MLSE, I like when he says “make sure this never happens again”. 
    At least he doesnt try to accept it like its not a huge problem

  • Cloud09

    Not surprising D’Amigo is leading the Marlies in playoff scoring. The guy is a machine come the post season.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Looks like AC/DC are in fact getting back into the studio.  Their gear started arriving yesterday (along with their tech staff).
    https://twitter.com/ACDCtwitta

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    Jordan29  I have heard it all before.

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    Broll and Rinaldo look similar.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Nice, maybe they guys can lay down some basic tracks until Malcom feels better.

  • LeafsForLife

    Just hearing about the Clippers owner getting suspended for life for some comments he made. 
    Was his comments racial? Its the first ive read about it.

  • wendelsway1

    So what do you think…..we gonna see OT tonight?

  • LeafsForLife

    wendelsway1 Im hoping OT for all 3 games.

  • Cameron19

    Has Giroux even been on the ice tonight?

  • Cloud09

    ingy56 Bobsyouruncle  Don’t know how much of that is true. He has always said that he isn’t a hockey guy and leaves that stuff to the pros. I’d lean more towards Poulin/Loiselle/Carlyle pushing for Clarkson more than Leiweke.

  • wiski

    Cameron19  haven’t heard his name

  • Cameron19

    wiski Cameron19  You hear Akeson’s name a lot.

  • Jordan29

    How the fuck do you eat healthy with shit like this

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    ingy56 Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  
    Not sure what exactly is the score here, to be honest.  Rumor is, Malcolm is very ill (supposedly early alzheimers…not recognizing friends and family members…some are saying he’s had a stroke…some are even saying cancer..God forbid).   I seriously doubt Malcolm will be a part of anything (recording or touring).  Although, the techs listed in that twitter feed (which I assume is Brian)…are Geoff Banks (Malcolms tech), Rick St. Pierre (Angus’ tech), and Dick Jones (Phil’s tech).  

    I’ll be honest, I don’t agree with the band continuing if Malcolm is not involved.  I’ll buy the album and I’ll go to the show(s)….but it’s not right (imo).  If the Malcolm rumors are true…they should pack it in.

  • Jordan29

    come home to massive cake and cinnamon buns everywhere

  • Tim Horton

    why is this the go to thread. Its not on my front page…

  • Burtonboy

    https://twitter.com/JasonGregor https://twitter.com/JasonGregor/status/461646472555925504
    “I do think I have some similarities to Kopitar, but we are different. I can some similarities to Joe Thornton as well.” Draisaitl

  • Cloud09

    LeafsForLife  Congrats on dragging yourself from under that rock. 

    Here’s the story, enjoy :)

    http://www.thescore.com/news/491677

  • Leafs_17

    dude can sing

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    NotTheCanucksnaphook Jordan29  ad nauseum…that’s my second latin reference today!