Marlies Season Ends With Game Six Loss to GriffinsMarlies surrender three unanswered goals to close out season.
May 21, 2013
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TORONTO MARLIES (3) -VS- GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS (4)
The Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 4-3 tonight at Ricoh Coliseum. The victory gives the Griffins a 4-2 series win over Toronto and a berth in the Western Conference Final.
The Marlies jumped out to a 2-0 lead before the end of the opening frame on goals from Carter Ashton and Paul Ranger. The Griffins would answer back in the second period when Tomas Tatar notched a powerplay tally at 4:00. Toronto restored their two goal lead just 37 seconds later on Will Acton’s fourth goal of the post-season. Jan Mursak and Tomas Tatar would notch back-to-back goals just 28 seconds apart in the third period to tie the game at three. Griffins forward Luke Glendening would score the eventual series clinching goal with just over four minutes remaining in regulation.
The Marlies will hold their final media availability tomorrow morning at Ricoh Coliseum. Players will be available starting at 9 a.m.
Toronto Goal Scorers: Carter Ashton, Paul Ranger, Will Acton
Grand Rapids Goal Scorers: Tomas Tatar (2), Jan Mursak, Luke Glendening (GWG)
- Grand Rapids outshot Toronto 31-18
- Petr Mrazek earned the victory while Drew MacIntyre took the loss
- Toronto went 0-for-3 on the powerplay and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill