Marlies Drop Wolves 5-2 in Game 1Holland Tallies Three Points in Return
May 9, 2014
The Toronto Marlies defeated the Chicago Wolves, AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues, by a score of 5-2 tonight at Allstate Arena to take a 1-0 series lead in their Western Conference Semifinal.
The Marlies would open the scoring midway through the first period with consecutive powerplay goals from Trevor Smith and Peter Holland. Greg McKeggs second goal of the postseason would give Toronto a 3-0 advantage early in the middle frame. Chicago would respond later in the period with Christian Hanson and Michael Davies tallying to pull the Wolves within one. Carter Ashtons first goal of the playoffs gave the Marlies a 4-2 advantage at 3:53 of the third period. Sam Carrick secured a game one victory for Toronto with his fourth goal of the postseason with less than three minutes remaining.
Game two will be played tomorrow night at Allstate Arena. Puck drop is 8 p.m. ET. The Marlies return to Ricoh Coliseum on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. ET for game three of the series. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling the teams ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or by clicking here.
Toronto Goal Scorers: Trevor Smith, Peter Holland, Greg McKegg (GWG), Carter Ashton, Sam Carrick
Chicago Goal Scorers: Christian Hanson, Michael Davies
- Chicago outshot Toronto 39-35
- Drew MacIntyre earned the victory while Jake Allen took the loss
- Toronto went 2-for-5 on the powerplay and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill