The AHL issued a statement today admitting the fluke goal in Toronto Marlies loss to Norfolk Admirals was a 'mistake' but nothing can be done now. Norfolk won the game 1-0 in the first over-time, leading the series 3-0.
In a fluke shot from centre ice Norfolk's Mike Kostka shoots the puck into the Marlies corner and it goes off a stanchion and directly into the net. Norfolk Admirals are now winning best of seven series, 3-0 in AHL Calder Cup Finals.
Toronto Marlies beat Oklahoma City Barons 3-1 to advance to the Calder Cup finals next week. Marlies won the series 4-1 as the Western Conference winners of the American Hockey League (AHL) and go up against Norfolk Admirals next Friday.
The Abbotsford Heat started game two red-hot but fizzled by the end as the Toronto Marlies roared back with five unanswered goals to even up its Western Conference semifinal in the AHL playoffs.
After 10 regular season matchups it was obvious that there wasn’t much separating North Division rivals the Toronto Marlies and Rochester Americans with each game ending in a one-goal decision.
Home sweet home. After ending a nine-game road trip the Toronto Marlies returned to Ricoh Coliseum Saturday to complete the home and home sweep with a 3-2 win over its rival Rochester Americans.
Toronto fans cheer the Marlies to another victory at Ricoh Coliseum
Marlies captain Ryan Hamilton (centre) is congratulated by Philippe Dupuis (right) and Nazem Kadri (left) after scoring in the first period to tie the game at 1-1
Toronto Marlies goalie Ben Scrivens makes a big save on Abbotsford Heat forward Jon Rheault in game two of the Western Conference Semifinal in the AHL playoffs. Toronto won the game 5-1 at Ricoh Coliseum to even the series at 1-1
Marlies goalie Mark Owuya turns aside Americans winger Colin Stuart's penalty shot attempt in the second period
Marlies' Jake Gardiner and Jerry D'Amigo watch as the Heat celebrate the game's opening goal at the Ricoh Colisuem on Tuesday night
D'Amigo celebrates his first goal of the game late in the second period. After outshooting the Americans by a wide margin in the first two periods the Marlies had trouble getting the puck past Leggio until this goal finally solved the netminder
Cory Conacher of Norfolk Admirals AHL league MVP and rookie of the year
Marlies winger Jerry D'Amigo finishes his hard drive to the net and puts the puck past Americans goalie David Leggio on the game winning goal. Defenceman Mark Fraser who started the play and made the perfect pass was knocked down in the process