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:
The refs called a goal off this scramble, and it sure seems the whistle had blown it dead:
But Johnny said, no more:
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...