Photo courtesy of Graig Abel / Abel Images

Photo courtesy of Graig Abel / Abel Images

Well Saturday was quite the event, now wasn’t it? The Toronto Marlies took a 1-0 lead over the Rochester Americans with a 6-3 win in a game that was tied 3-3 after the second period. As the Marlies look to do it all again and hopefully take a stranglehold of the first round series, here are six things for you to roll around in your noggin ahead of game two:

  • Drew MacIntyre’s second period save is the single-greatest glove save I have ever seen, not bad for the guy who watched last year’s first round from the bench as Rochester’s back-up netminder 
  • Greg Scott is the first player to score four goals in a single Calder Cup playoff game since Chris Kenady did it for the Hartford Wolf Pack in 2000 – the year they went on to win the Cup
  • The Marlies lineup on Saturday boasted 10 players drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs (six forwards, three defenceman and a goaltender)
  • Eleven different Marlies collected a point on Saturday
  • Rochester collected three goals in both games one and two of the 2012 Calder Cup Playoffs’ opening round
  • Tune into all the action starting at 3pm on Rogers TV (channel 10 within the GTA, 369 outside GTA), TSN1050 and AHL Live

And like I usually say around this time – for lineup news and notes ahead of game two, be sure to catch me on twitter (@chansler)

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2:32pm

EXPECTED MARLIES LINEUP

IN GOAL: #34 Drew MacIntyre

FOWARD LINES
Ashton – Connolly – Zigomanis
D’Amigo – McKegg – Scott
Ross – Acton – Ryan
Broll – Carrick – Yeo

DEFENSIVE PAIRINGS
Ranger – Holzer
Marshall – Komisarek
Rielly – Mottau

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