May 21: Marlies 3 vs. Grand Rapids 4
Forward lines:: Hamilton-Zigomanis-McKegg, Ashton-Colborne-Scott, Abbott-Acton-D’Amigo, Ross-Ryan
Defence pairings: Ranger-Yeo, Mottau-Holzer, Marshall-Blacker, Rielly
Goaltenders: MacIntyre (Loss, 58:29 minutes played, 27 SV, 4 GA ), Sparks (0:00)
It’s been a horrific eight days for Toronto hockey teams, particularly where third period leads are concerned.
With the epic Leafs collapse against Boston still fresh in everyone’s mind, the Marlies took to the ice Tuesday night at Ricoh Coliseum looking to stave off elimination against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Goals by Carter Ashton, Paul Ranger and Will Acton had the home team up 3-1 with ten minutes in regulation time.
And then, faster than you can say “Patrice Bergeron”, the cushion evaporated.