Marlies announce playoff schedule, Scrivens wins award
The Toronto Marlies finished as the second seed in the AHL’s Western Conference and will face the Rochester Americans in the opening round of the Calder Cup playoffs.
The schedule for the best-of-five conference quarter-final is set as follows (all times Eastern):
Game 1 – Thu. Apr. 19 – 7pm at Toronto
Game 2 – Sat. Apr. 21 – 3pm at Toronto
Game 3 – Mon. Apr. 23 – 7pm at Rochester
Game 4 – Wed. Apr. 25 – 7pm at Rochester(*)
Game 5 – Sat. Apr. 28 – 3pm at Toronto(*)
(*) – if necessary.
On Sunday the AHL announced Ben Scrivens is the recipient of the 2011-12 Harry “Hap” Holmes Award. Scrivens won the honour for having played at least 25 games with the Marlies who surrendered the fewest goals in the regular season. Toronto gave up just 175 goals in 76 games, edging out Oklahoma City by a single goal.
Scrivens posted a 22-15-1 record and four shutouts in 39 appearances for the Marlies, leading the AHL with a 2.04 goals-against average and ranking fifth with a .926 save percentage.
Teammates Mark Owuya and Jussi Rynnas contributed to the Marlies league best goals-against achievement, but neither played enough games to be named as co-winners.