The Toronto Marlies are heading home after opening their Eastern Conference Finals series in Charlotte. The first two games were split between the Marlies and Checkers, turning the series into a best-of-five where the Marlies host three of those games.

Marlies split opening leg of Eastern Conference Finals with Checkers

The schedule is tight, with three games played over four days at the Coliseum this week:

  • Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday @ 7:00 p.m./

Three straight wins could close out the series for either team, but if that doesn’t happen, the series goes back to Charlotte for games six and seven.

Here’s what we wrote about this weekend.

[FANPOST] The life of a minor hockey goon: a retrospective - Mr Jeff B
"I became accustomed to what now seems quite abnormal. I had the head coach tap me on the shoulder, get down on my level and express his desire for my next shift. All he’d have to say was '15'. I knew I had my orders."

Trying To Magic Away The Marleau Contract - Fulemin
[Updated May 18, 2019 — two new pieces of information have come to light.] People have suggested a lot of things for getting out from Patrick Marleau’s cap hit. Would they work?

2019 Memorial Cup recap: Guelph Storm washout the Huskies - ElSeldo
Alexei Toropchenko gets a natural hat trick and the Storm never look back

Other News

The Blues moved up from a 2-1 defecit in their series against the Sharks last week to a 3-2 lead yesterday. They could wrap up the whole series with a win tomorrow.

Erik Karlsson left the game with an injury and Joe Pavelski was also injured, again, and left the game too. There’s no updates yet on his status.

The World Championship continues with Team Canada playing Denmark today. As Frederik Andersen is not over there, Denmark will sadly lose.

The Memorial Cup has a prime time game of interest tonight for Leafs fans. The Prince Albert Raiders will have Ian Scott in net in their game against the Royun-Noranda Huskies.

A happy holiday to everyone in Canada.