They did it! The Marlies won Game 7 and are the AHL Calder Cup Champions!
The Texas Stars goalie Mike McKenna put up a good fight, but with the shots on goal 34-17 after two periods, the Marlies powered to a win with two goals in the first period and two in the third:
Sliding and scoring, Andreas Johnsson has tonight's first goal.#MarliesLive pic.twitter.com/Sm4GQor6FK— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) June 14, 2018
Mueller ➡️ Moore ➡️ Marchment. #ThisIsMMMore#MarliesLive pic.twitter.com/rSWCPMKR80— Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) June 14, 2018
"Witness the power of Grundstrom!" #TORvsTEX pic.twitter.com/N5Li6ZSEPD— AHL (@TheAHL) June 15, 2018
The refs called a goal off this scramble, and it sure seems the whistle had blown it dead:
Texas thinks they've scored but the play was blown dead already...— David Nestico (@davidnestico200) June 15, 2018
🔊 #MarliesLive pic.twitter.com/POHnhbGgff
But Johnny said, no more:
The @TorontoMarlies strike again! #TORvsTEX pic.twitter.com/KFCF03Q51B— AHL (@TheAHL) June 15, 2018
And your captain, Ben Smith put it in the empty net to make it 5-1. Mason Marchment added another, and the rout was complete: 6-1.
We’ll be updating this post as the night goes on with more news and comments form the players and Maple Leafs management. In the meantime...