|Photo Courtesy of The Toronto Marlies|
The Toronto Marlies closed out their opening round best-of-five series with the Milwaukee Admirals with a 2-0 win on Thursday night. Drew MacIntyre was the first star of the game with a 29 save shutout. Greg Mckegg scored with just over two minutes left in the second period and T.J. Brennan added an empty net goal late in the third to seal the fate of the Admirals.
On Sunday it was announced that Toronto will face off against the Chicago Wolves (AHL affiliate of the St. Louis Blues) in the second round of the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs. The Marlies and Wolves split their season series 1-1. Both games were decided by just one goal. Game one of the best-of-seven Western Conference Semifinal series is scheduled for Friday May 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET in Chicago.
Who to Watch:
Jerry D'amigo: (2G - 4A)
Trevor Smith: (0G - 5A)
T.J. Brennan: (2G - 1A)
Drew MacIntyre: (3-0-0 1 SO 1.33 GAA)
After the first round it appears the Marlies are in top shape. Round two will be a tough task for Toronto as the Wolves have home ice advantage. However, the Marlies will have a three game home stand after the first two games of the series. Those three games are absolutely vital if they are going to win this Semifinal match-up. If necessary, games six and seven will be played in Chicago.