How sweep it is! Toronto Marlies shutout Admirals for 3-0 series sweep

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TORONTO –  On Thursday night, the Toronto Marlies returned to Ricoh Coliseum with a chance to sweep the Milwaukee Admirals in front of the home town faithful. With the Maple Leafs out of the post-season, the Marlies have begun to draw support from Leafs Nation. On Thursday night, the sea of blue jerseys could be seen in the stands at Ricoh Coliseum and the fans most definitely got their money’s worth.

After a scoreless first period where the Marlies were outshot 11-8, the second is where they would strike. With both teams exchanging penalties in the middle frame, Toronto was the beneficiary of a late boarding call on Admirals Francis Wathier. On the ensuing man advantage, Toronto struck. Stuart Percy and Jerry D’Amigo put on a beautiful tic-tac-toe passing display to find Greg McKegg wide open at the right side of the net, who had no problem firing home his 1st of the playoffs past Marek Mazanec for a 1-0 Toronto lead. Shots favoured the Admirals 11-8 in the period, but it definitely wasn’t for lack of chances by the Marlies.

In the third period, Toronto and Milwaukee would exchange great chances all period long. For two teams that only played each other twice this season, this series featured a very open style of play  The third period was an even period with lots of hits and scoring chances by both teams, but the Milwaukee Admirals were unable to beat Drew MacIntyre. Then, with less than a minute to go and holding a 1-0 lead, the Marlies got their icing on the cake. With Marek Mazanec on the Admirals bench for the extra attacker, T.J. Brennan would fire a puck from his side of centre ice into the empty cage for a 2-0 lead, which would be the eventual final.

 

GAME NOTES:

  • Carter Ashton returned from injury and had 3 shots on goal and 2 penalty minutes
  • Peter Holland and Spencer Abbott, who were game time decisions, did not dress
  • Andrew MacWilliam also returned from injury
  • T.J. Brennan led all players in the game with a total of 7 shots on net
  • Drew MacIntyre stopped all 29 shots he faced, he was the game’s 1st star
  • Greg McKegg had the game winner, was named the second star
  • Attendance was 5,691
  • Powerplay was 2/7 while the PK went 3/3

Image courtesy of Christian at TSGphoto.com

  • Biltmore

    Everytime I see those jerseys I think of the Ballard years. I’m going to design a new set and present them to MLSE.

  • TheGroobster

    So do you think we could have used some of these guys on the Leafs or what? For fucks sake!! Buy out Clarkson and let some of these guys play!!!!!

  • Mcost61

    TheGroobster These guys play a system, Leafs, play some kind of waiting game system. Not fooled by anyone

  • loomx

    Gilbey93  More Ehlers for us then.

  • Mind Bomb

    Gilbey93   No worries Gilbey the draft never ends up the way those experts predict, they get the First pick right most times, after that its a crap shoot !

  • wendelsfist

    April 9th Linden joins Cancucks and Torts fired May 1st (3 weeks later)
    April 11 Shanny joins leafs and Carlyle fired May 3rd?

  • Darkside Beleafer

    wendelsfist Yes, please!

  • wendelsfist

    Rumours of Torts firing were out on April 30th though so we should get wind of them this evening

  • wendelsfist

    I suppose Leafs lunch will be pre-empted by Habs lunch instead of talking about marlies

  • wendelsfist

    Sportsnet is talking about coaching changes across the NHL

  • wendelsfist

    Pumping up Mike Keenan

  • Yan28

    wendelsfist They really have no knowledge of the Marlies whatsoever, can’t even get their names right. That’s unacceptable imo.

  • wiski

    So do we know who the marlies play next yet?

  • Yan28

    wiski It will be decided today.

  • TheGroobster

    FrycersGhost Gilbey93 Let’s get rid of the face punchers first. Keep Bodie on that fourth Line. I wouldn’t mind keeping McClement on that fourth line too if he comes back at the right price. Buyout Clarkson(which won’t happen of course). Let’s get Ashton, Holland, and D’Amigo up. That’s what I would do.

  • wiski

    CanuckUKinToronto  http://instagram.com/p/ngCqACDp0B/

  • TheGroobster

    Mcost61 For real man. So sick of seeing the Lefs run around in their own zone for fucking 20 minutes. I THINK SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE BOYS. MAYBE THIS SYSTEM ISN’T WORKING OUT!!!

  • Jmessih

    My boy, Brad Ross
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh0NLf1m_Sk

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    Thanks for the recap on the Marlies game….fun to watch for sure.

  • AdamNightingale

    They should hire me. Just saying :p

  • wendelsfist

    wiski CanuckUKinToronto  Where are they in a shopping mall?

  • Darkside Beleafer

    wendelsfist Let’s hope the Leafs bring Keenan in as a special advisor to the team. It will all end in tears, of course, but the lulz will be many.

  • Yan28

    AdamNightingale While you here bro. Why are they Marlies playing Macleran and Staubitz over Devane? What do you think of Broll’s game so far?

  • Murph2417

    NotTheCanucksnaphook  It was :)

  • Jmessih

    Spott said Abbot and Holland would have been able to play if the series went another game, both will suit up for sure to start next series.

  • LeafFan15

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlarb1TmtWI#t=48

  • wiski

    wendelsfist wiski CanuckUKinToronto  I just tuned in, something rbc baycrest hockey tourney

  • Jmessih

    https://twitter.com/rayferrarotsn https://twitter.com/rayferrarotsn/status/462259891097190402
    Odd why people on both sides of argument get shorts in knots — adv stats and “eyes” are best used together / u don’t build house w 1 tool!

  • wendelsfist

    Jmessih  Both sides say the same thing about using all available information but they present the other side of just wanting to scout or just read spreadsheets.

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    wendelsfist Jmessih  I am NEVER going to listen to advanced stats when it comes to discussing hockey.   I am ok with it.

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

    What a concept!https://twitter.com/KatieStrangESPN https://twitter.com/KatieStrangESPN/status/462267452693692416
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NYR&src=hash https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PHI&src=hash Derick Brassard on fatigue factor: “We roll four lines. No one’s tired”

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/Dave_Stubbs https://twitter.com/Dave_Stubbs/status/462268366552440833
    Bravo https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Bruins&src=hash for speaking firmly, swiftly this morning https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Habs&src=hash https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HabsIO&src=hash http://t.co/2VPdEyrHDV

  • wendelsfist

    CanuckUKinToronto  Talking about lack of character and culture on the leafs

  • Yan28

    I love what Wendel Clark is saying.

  • LeafFan15

    Yan28  What’s he sayin’?

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

    I refuse to buy into that Ontario guys come into Toronto excuse.

  • Yan28

    LeafFan15 Yan28You have to play like you have no friends. Call ups have to get in the oppositions face to stay in the line up, cause they aren’t replacing a Lupul or a Kessel, he said if the call ups just play without providing sand paper then we’ll be just “soft”. He was on point.

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    Yan28  I love him.

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    wiski  No shit they would say that.  Honestly, making a statement only brings more attention to the idiot who tweeted it.

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

    Yan28 LeafFan15  How can they do that from the bench or the pressbox?

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    ingy56  I believe it to be true.  But you are entitled to this opinion. 😉

  • Yan28

    ingy56 Yan28LeafFan15That problem will be gone with Carlyle.

  • wendelsfist

    ingy56  What is the excuse?

  • Yan28

    “Nobody wants to fight? Run the goalie over- everyone is gonna want to fight” Wendel Clark haha

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

    NotTheCanucksnaphook ingy56  I think it’s more a function of the team here being too soft and gracious hosts…fat cats in so many words.

  • wiski

    Yan28 LeafFan15  didn’t mention the captain interesting. 😉

  • wendelsfist

    Yan28  Or slash their best players until they fight you.

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

    wendelsfist ingy56  Wendel is saying it now, but many have said it before, that Toronto is too tough for the home team to play in because every Ontario kid comes into town looking to make an impression.

  • NotTheCanucksnaphook

    wendelsfist Yan28  As I said a few weeks ago….Wendel is getting BETTER and BETTER with his interviews and story telling.  I fuckin love him.

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

    Yan28 ingy56 LeafFan15  Tell Ashton about sticking his nose into it…that got him sent down or pressboxed.