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From the Branches: It was 4-1! Then it was 4-6! Marlies win!

It's a big news day, so let's get to it!

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Surveillance footage shows Leafsman and Mouse were behind the recent plot by the kittens to take over the ranch.
Surveillance footage shows Leafsman and Mouse were behind the recent plot by the kittens to take over the ranch.

The Marlies

"It was 4-1." No Leafs fan forgets that horrible day in May 2013.

Last night, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers had their own "it was 4-1" moment, and it was the Marlies who were the comeback champs. The Marlies swept them from the first round of the Calder Cup playoffs in a dramatic 6-4 win.

The penalties, the goalie change, the hat trick! It was crazy! Our own ChristopherHat was there!

Toronto Marlies sweep Bridgeport Sound Tigers in dramatic fashion - PPP
The Toronto Marlies eliminated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in a extremely interesting and close Game 3 at Ricoh Coliseum.

Lots of other PPPers were there too! Please share your stories of the game and pictures!

The Albany Devils won their series against the Utica Comets last night too. The Devils will be the Marlies' round 2 opponent.

Carrick's experience a boost to Marlies - Toronto Sun
Scott wrote about Connor Carrick's success with the Marlies and elsewhere, and his role as a leader on a young team.

The Hyman-Nylander-Parenteau Line - Editor in Leaf
Zach Hyman, William Nylander and P.A. Parenteau formed the top 5v5 possession line for the Toronto Maple Leafs out of line combinations that saw at least 100 minutes together.

Stanley Cup Playoffs

The Capitals won the first game of their series with the Penguins with a controversial reviewed goal in overtime.

Jay Beagle provided comic relief for the night.

OOPS

Oh and Tom Wilson was Tom Wilson.

Tonight the Stars and Blue, and the Predators and Sharks kick off their Round two series.

Stars vs Blues: Round Two, Game One Preview - Defending Big D
Tyler Seguin is still out.

Selke Trophy

Third Time's the Charm? Kopitar a Selke Finalist Again - Jewels From The Crown
This time, he's in it to win it.

Patrice Bergeron nominated for Selke Trophy again - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Duh

Oh and Ryan Kesler was nominated too, but no one wrote anything specifically about him because we all know he won't win it.

Joe Thornton not nominated for award - Fear The Fin
Thornton was not nominated for the Selke despite a fabulously balanced season.

Other News

London Knights and Niagara IceDogs engage in Twitter battle - Buzzing the Net
The OHL final doesn’t start until next Thursday, but already shots have been fired.

The Little Caesar's Arena has a name, now it needs a nickname - Winging It In Motown
Detroit fans got a real treatza-treatza today when we found out that the name of the Red Wings' new arena.

Senators owner Melnyk gets early nod on plan for LeBreton Flats arena - The Globe and Mail
The National Capital Commission has accepted a recommendation to negotiate with Melnyk’s RendezVous LeBreton proposal

Getting to know the Sydney Bears - Die By The Blade
Marketing Manager Bianca Musico and the team's gameday commentator Julian Daw talk about the team.

Senators expected to ask permission to talk with Blackhawks' assistant Kevin Dineen, per report - Second City Hockey
Dineen played for Ottawa during the 1999-2000 season.

Ken Holland's Truck-Stop Sushi Comments - Winging It In Motown
After digesting Mr. Holland's press conference on the 25th for a few days, some things still don't sit right.

WBC declares moratorium on boxing matches in Ontario - Toronto Star
Major worldwide sanctioning body says Ontario Athletic Commission’s safety rules fall below industry standard.

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