Apr 3, 2012; Buffalo, NY, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing Carter Ashton (37) during the game against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Sabres beat the Leafs 6-5 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
Yes, the Marlies started the final series for the Calder Cup last night, but unfortunately lost 3-1. Ben Scrivens stopped 39 of 41 shots, and, by most accounts, was Toronto's best player.
Over at the Leafs Nation, Andrey Osadchenko has a preview of the series, just in case you're not sure what to expect from the Norfolk Admirals. They're a very, very good team.
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