It’s a bird!
It’s a plane!
No! It’s Nic Petan getting sent to the AHL and scoring twice in a 7-4 Marlies win on the same day!
Wow, that’s a mouthful. Also, I think I’m mixing up my superhero catchphrases.
Anyway, Nic Petan is finally on the Marlies and playing hockey games again. After being waived on October 1st and recalled on the 3rd, Petan had two days before his waivers kicked in again and he would need to be passed through the league. As the Leafs are open to trading him, that wouldn’t have been a good idea. And since the Marlies were heading out on a road trip anyway, best to get him out there on time rather than late. That’s the story as we have it.
Speaking of the Marlies 7-4 win, I’ll have a recap of the weekend series after tomorrow’s game, but in the meantime here’s what happened. The Marlies were barely playing above water in the first two periods, failing to get very many good chances. The Belleville Senators were swallowing up the middle of the ice and hounding the forwards so they didn’t have time and space to shoot. In the third period, everything changed and the flood doors opened. The Marlies landed 22 shots on Marcus Hogberg in the third period alone, scoring four times en route to a 7-4 win. Here are some of the highlights. [Boxscore]
Third period stats. #Marlies at Belleville Senators— Captain Jace Tavares (@HardevLad) November 2, 2019
Shots: 22-4 (!!!!)
Scoring Chances: 12-3
Goals: 4-0 (Aberg , Petan ️, Agostino , Wilson )
Holy crap! That period! How? Marlies win 7-4!
Kenny Agostino from Jesper Lindgren and Rasmus Sandin. Yeah, two defensemen! (P.S. That’s Rich Clune playing the role of proud big brother and hype man in front of the camera).
If you want to hear more about the Marlies game and get an update on the team from October, check out my hit on the Locked On Leafs Podcast! Michael had me on after the game and we talked about all the things Leafs fans care about down in the AHL. I swear, this doesn’t count as cheating on Arvind and Fulemin.
NEW EPISODE @mickey_canuck goes solo to start this one off as he previews the #LeafsForever matchup against the #FlyOrDie tonight. Then he's joined by @HardevLad to chat about the @TorontoMarlies.— Locked On Leafs (@LockedOnLeafs) November 2, 2019
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get to this, BUT THE FASHION REPORT FOR OCTOBER IS HERE AND IT’S EVERYTHING I IMAGINED. FLOWERS! PATTERNS! COLOURS! FREDDYS!
They’re stealing the seventh round from us. This means WAR. Or GAR.
The #NJDevils have acquired 27-year-old goalie Louis Domingue (currently in AHL) from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a conditional 2021 seventh-round round draft pick tonight.— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) November 1, 2019
Conditions attached ... pic.twitter.com/CU6HeE3RqI
Sticking on the Lightning, here’s a nice little angry article about penalties from Friend of the Blog Alan (loserpoints). It’s interesting to see where the Leafs are on his various penalty charts. Positively normal.