Mashup: Kings of the Road, Marlies of Ricoh?


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Yesterday was a big night for hockey. Unfortunately for Leaf fans, the Marlies lost out a convincing 4-2 decision to the record setting Norfolk Admirals. The Marlies are now heading home with a 2-0 deficit but here’s to hoping that the crowd at the Ricoh can ignite them again.

Norfolk opened the scoring with Panik deking Ben Scrivens, pushing the puck through the Toronto goalie’s legs and scoring to set the tone for the rest of the game. Alexandre Picard, Brandon Segal and Trevor Smith also scored for the Admirals. The only two goals for the Marlies were scored by Joe Colborne and Juraj Mikus. Mikus’ goal came in the final minute of the game.

There was also a Stanley Cup Final to be played, Game 2 to be precise. While the Devils played a much better Game 2 and dominated through large stretches, Jonathan Quick wasn’t about to be denied a second win in the series.

The Kings are still Kings of the road, winning all 10 of their guest playoff appearances. It was basically a rerun of Game 1 with the Devils packing the  most punch this time. Drew Doughty opened the scoring with a fantastic end to end rush. We had to wait until the third period to see the Devils offense finally produce that tying goal, as Ryan Carter got the tip and goal.

Overtime produced yet another hero for the Kings, his name also being Carter. Los Angeles traded for Jeff Carter to score goals, clutch goals. He did exactly that as the Kings continued their remarkable postseason run.


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