Marlies Fall to Griffins in Opening Game of Second RoundToronto loses for first time of the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs
May 10, 2013
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TORONTO MARLIES (0) -VS- GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS (7)
The Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 7-0 tonight to take a 1-0 lead in the Western Conference Semi-Final.
Grand Rapids would open up a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals from Mitch Callahan and Chad Billins. The Griffins doubled their lead in the middle frame on tallies from Teemu Pulkkinen and Tomas Tatar. Grand Rapids would seal the victory with three more goals in the third period.
Game two of the best-of-seven series will be played tomorrow afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum. Puck drop is 3 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825).
Grand Rapids Goal Scorers: Mitch Callahan, Chad Billins, Teemu Pulkkinen, Tomas Tatar (2), Luke Glendening, Jan Mursak
- Grand Rapids outshot Toronto 38-25
- Petr Mrazek earned the victory while Drew MacIntyre took the loss
- Toronto went 0-for-5 on the powerplay and 5-for-7 on the penalty kill