Marlies Suffer Game Four Loss and Trail Griffins in SeriesCarter Ashton scores the Marlies lone goal in defeat.
May 17, 2013
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TORONTO MARLIES (1) -AT- GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS (4)
The Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 4-1 tonight at the Van Andel Arena in Michigan. The Griffins now hold a 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Semi Final.
Carter Ashton’s second goal of the playoffs would open the scoring at 18:05 of the first period. Grand Rapids notched the only goal of the middle frame when Tomas Jurco scored on the powerplay at 5:15. Landon Ferraro would notch the eventual game winning goal at 10:13 of the third period. The Griffins added two empty net tallies to secure a 4-1 victory.
Toronto and Grand Rapids will play game five tomorrow night at the Van Andel Arena. Puck drop is 7 p.m. The Marlies will host games six and seven if necessary at Ricoh Coliseum on May 21 and 22. To purchase tickets, please call the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit marlies.ca.
Toronto Goal Scorer(s): Carter Ashton
Grand Rapids Goal Scorers: Tomas Jurco, Landon Ferraro, Jeff Hoggan, Jan Mursak
- Grand Rapids outshot Toronto 36-18
- Petr Mrazek earned the victory while Drew MacIntyre took the loss
- Toronto went 0-for-3 on the powerplay and 5-for-6 on the penalty kill