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IN-GAME BLOG: Barons vs. Marlies Game 1

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers



6:52: In the four-on-four situation, Toronto struck again to extend their lead to 5-0. Jake Gardiner netted his second of the post-season. MARLIES 5, BARONS 0

Tempers started to flare as Triston Grant and Korbinian Holzer each received two minutes for roughing as the game slipped into garbage time.

Bryan Helmer gets two minutes for cross-checking, giving Toronto its sixth power play of the night. The Marlies are 1-for-5.

As has been the theme throughout the night, after Oklahoma City had numerous chances in the Marlies end, Toronto comes right back down the ice and scores. Joe Colborne spots a loose puck at the left side of the net and chips it past Danis for the goal. MARLIES 4, BARONS 0

OKC had a couple of good chances late in the power play as they turned Scrivens into a shooting gallery but were unable to break the shutout. 

Chris VandeVelde gets tripped up skating out from behind his own net, setting up another OKC power play opportunity. Jerry D'Amigo gets the penalty for Toronto.

Barons start the third period on the penalty kill with Chorney still yet to serve 36 seconds of his penalty.

0:00: The second period comes to a close. Toronto leads Oklahoma City 3-0 on the scoreboard and 19-17 on the shot clock.

1:23: Toronto has a chance to really put the boots to the Barons after Taylor Chorney's second penalty of the night -- a hooking minor -- in the final minutes of the second period.

After some strong play by Oklahoma City, Toronto skates back down the ice and scores a deflating goal, to take a three-goal lead. Matt Frattin skates down the left side and lets go a wrister from the left faceoff circle that beats Danis cleanly. MARLIES 3, BARONS 0

Barons fails to score on the PP for the fourth time, but they were able to make some progress with sustained pressure in the Marlies zone throughout nearly the entire two minutes.

Holzer clears the puck over the glass for Toronto, putting Oklahoma City on the power play for the first time in the middle frame and fourth time overall in the game.

Alex Plante's penalty gives Toronto its fourth man advantage of the night.

Taylor Chorney gets two minutes for interference to put Toronto on the power play early in the period. Moments after the penalty begins, Tanner House gets a partial breakaway. His shot creates a loose puck but OKC is unable to tap it home. 

Second period is now underway.

  • OKC allowed two first period goals tonight. They had allowed three first period goals in their previous nine playoff games combined.

0:00: The buzzer sounds. Toronto has a 12-9 edge in shots after 20 minutes.

Jay Rosehill gets two for boarding to give the Barons yet another man advantage.

Seconds into the power play, Danis makes a great save off Philippe Dupuis. Deschamp then bangs home the rebound at the right side of the net. MARLIES 2, BARONS 0

Bryan Helmer gets two for hooking as the penalty box parade continues in period one.

Will Acton intercepts a Bryan Rodney cross-ice pass and sets off a two-on-none going back the other way but Danis holds the fort.

Toronto takes its second penalty. Jerry D'Amigo gets sent off for tripping.

Toronto shows why their PK was best in the league in the regular season and playoffs as they barely let the Barons get set up in their zone. Moments after the penalty expires, Magnus Paajarvi has a great chance, however. He tries to shovel it past Scrivens at the right post but the Marlies netminder kicks out his pad to make the stop.

Marlies get a penalty for having too many men on the ice, giving the Barons their first power play of the series. OKC will be in tough as Toronto has only allowed one power play goal throughout these entire playoffs.

Moments later, during a delayed penalty call the Marlies strike for the first goal of the series. Marcel Mueller tees up a shot from the high slot that beats Danis. Assists go to Deschamps and Korbinian Holzer. MARLIES 1, BARONS 0

Nicolas Deschamps is sprung on a breakaway but his five-hole shot attempt is turned away by Danis.

The Marlies hammer away at the puck in the crease in what was their best chance during the man advantage. After that dangerous spell, OKC was able to kill off the remaining seconds.

Mike Zigomanis was crushed into the boards by Mark Arcobello in the corner of the OKC zone only 21 seconds into the game. Arcobello receives two minutes for boarding as Zigmanis is slow to get up but the Marlies centre skates off on his own strength.

20:00: Puck drops to start the first. The Western Conference Final has begun!


The Barons starting lineup:

Antti Tyrvainen - Mark Arcobello - Tyler Pitlick

Dylan Yeo - Alex Plante

Yann Danis

Marlies starting lineup:

Ryan Hamilton - Mike Zigomanis - Greg Scott

Mark Fraser - Korbinian Holzer

Ben Scrivens

Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Barons:

Antti Tyrvainen - Mark Arcobello - Tyler Pitlick
Philippe Cornet - Anton Lander - Ryan Keller
Magnus Paajarvi - Chris VandeVelde - Teemu Hartikainen
Triston Grant - Tanner House - Curtis Hamilton

Dylan Yeo - Alex Plante
Bryan Rodney - Taylor Chorney
Bryan Helmer - Dan Ringwald

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