The Toronto Marlies and Chicago Wolves are back in action for Round 2 of the Calder Cup playoffs tonight at 8pm on LeafsTV.
The Marlies currently lead the best-of-seven series 1-0 following a convincing 5-2 victory last night. Trevor Smith opened up the scoring for the Marlies on the powerplay. In his return to the line-up from injury, Peter Holland tallied three points including a goal and two assists. Spencer Abbott, who was also playing in his first game back from injury also had two assists in the victory. With an assist in yesterday’s game, Jerry D’Amigo continues to lead the team in playoff scoring with 7 points over 4 games.
Toronto capitalized on two powerplay chances in the game, going 2-for-5 with the man advantage on the night. Despite a rally from the Wolves, the Marlies controlled the pace of the game. “You always want to send a message early on in the series,” said captain Trevor Smith following the game. “We know we’ll get a little bit more from them [today.]”
Puck drop is at 8:00 pm ET, catch all of the action on LeafsTV. Don’t forget to follow the official Marlies Twitter account (@TorontoMarlies) and join us for the #MarliesLive live chat. We’ll be looking for the #MarliesLive Tweet of the Night and the winner will take home 4 tickets to a Round 2 playoff home game. There’s just a few rules and regs you need to know about so read them here.