The Toronto Marlies defeated the Chicago Wolves, AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues, by a score of 4-0 tonight in front of over 7,000 fans at Ricoh Coliseum. With the win, the Marlies earn a four-game sweep of the Wolves and remain the only unbeaten team in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs.
Greg McKegg would score the game’s first goal at 7:51 in the opening period. Forward Carter Ashton would register his second tally of the playoffs early in the middle frame to give Toronto a 2-0 advantage. Peter Holland extended the lead on a breakaway at 7:09 of the third period before Korbinian Holzer notched an empty net tally to secure Toronto’s seventh straight victory. Drew MacIntyre stopped all 30 shots he faced to earn his second shutout of the post-season.
The Marlies will now play either the Texas Stars and Grand Rapids Griffins in the Western Conference Final. Third round tickets go on sale tomorrow afternoon starting at 12 PM ET. To purchase your tickets, please contact the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit marlies.ca.
Toronto Goal Scorers: Greg McKegg (GWG), Carter Ashton, Peter Holland, Korbinian Holzer
•Chicago outshot Toronto 30-29
•Drew MacIntyre earned the victory while Jake Allen took the loss
•Toronto went 0-for-5 on the power play and 4-for-4 on the penalty kill