The Marlies bounced back as well as you could have hoped last night against Hamilton with a 5-0 win. An early goal for Greg McKegg, evidence good things can happen in the offensive zone after the Marlies pumped 84 shots and only mustered one goal the last two games, seemed to be the necessary positive bounce to get the team settled and clicking again. From there, two players patiently awaiting game action in Jussi Rynnas and Kenny Ryan headlined the show in their season debuts with the former playing his way to a shutout and the latter potting two goals. Nicolas Deschamps and Mike Kostka rounded out the scoring.
The Marlies play their third game in under 72 hours this afternoon at 3 p.m. against the Grand Rapids Griffins. The Griffins are 1-4 this season but do have the benefit of a night’s rest between today and their last game. You can catch the game on Leafs TV.
Consider this your game thread. Anthony Petrielli will have a much more in depth look at the three games this weekend in tomorrow’s notebook. Last night’s Game in Six is after the jump.