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.
- 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
Out for my new favourite spring team (not by choice)
Blow Leafs Blow (for McDavid) and get Tallon on speed dial
I would trade Phil Kessel for the 1st this year and Barkov. What do you think of them apples?
edit: I am 5 beers deep.
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Thinking about switching away from Rogers. Thinking of going the Teksavy+netflix route. Worried about being able to watch sports though. What are you guys using?
@Uncle Otis Enjoy the Raptors !!
@NotTheCanucksnaphook He's is a tough kid too. I like him over Ekblad too.
@NotTheCanucksnaphook Kessel is the only player to be in the top 10 scorers in the NHL each of the last 3 years. The ONLY player. No chance I would make that trade. Not even close. Build a team around your star. Tallon would jump on that in a heartbeat.
Love it...Keep drinking ;)
And If Phil Kessel would get us BOTH Fla #1's.....
@whalz apparently what Florida really wants is a scoring winger. Kessel has a home in florida. Would you trade Kessel for this years 1st overall and next years 1st from florida ? If leafs take a step back to retool, they can draft Eckblad for a future top pairing of Eklbad - Rielly. And draft a future 1C in the 2015 draft (which is suppose to be deeper than the 2003 one).
Start building around Bernier, Rielly, Gardiner, Ekblad, Kadri, JVR
@Burtonboy #keeper :)
@wiski ok I will ask this....."is that a lot?"
@mike_84 I use Tunnelbear a lot, I like to hide in obscurity
@The_Polish_Cannon Isnt that enough !!! I already have a trade call in.
Sit tight Shanny, I got this.
Uhh..I think you slipped in an extra first...where's Ekblad?
Go light beer next time:)
Mackenzie on tsn radio suggests Florida looking to move the pick for a decent player. Obviously the player + a pic would be easier then a one for one . I'm sure a Gards + 8th overall plus the rights to Bolland should work. :)
Draft ekbland or Reinhart
@Mind Bomb @Belfour20/JB-45 @mike_84 @NotTheCanucksnaphook I can afford whatever I wan't. So i use my phone's portable hotspot through mobilicity. lol Costs me 45 bucks for unlimited long distance and data. Data speeds are limited if you go over 6 gigs which I always do. 20 bucks for another 20 gigs. So 65 bucks per month for phone and wi-fi. My wife and son also have the same phones but we rarely have to add data to theirs. Speeds from my house are just as good as I used to get through Shaw. Streams are perfect and Netflix works like a charm. And I can use it camping, fishing and in my work van on the go.