The Toronto Marlies are headed to the next round of the Calder Cup Playoffs — the North Division Finals — after defeating the Utica Comets in four games.
It was a heck of a start to the series between Toronto and Utica as we were treated to some overtime hockey in Game 1 with the Marlies winning that one. Excitement would be an understatement as the Marlies clawed their way back from being down 3-0 in the game.
There was hope that Game 2 would bring the same exhilaration, and it did, just not for the home side.
The Marlies allowed seven goals in the second game of the series, halting any elation from Toronto following a thriller two nights prior. What the Marlies did have, though, was determination, and the no-quit attitude they’ve displayed all year long.
“We’re gonna stay positive. It’s a series for a reason.” Stated Marlies head coach Greg Moore after Game 2.
And that they did.
After a couple days of practice, the team travelled to Utica where they’d play the next two games not knowing whether or not they’d play another game in Coca-Cola Coliseum this year.
But before the wheels hit the road, they were able to get Erik Kallgren back from the Maple Leafs — a massive addition after Keit …
Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation