Marlies stumble and lose 3-1

Abbotsford took a 1-0 series lead over Toronto in their Western Conference Semi-Final best-of-seven series, after a 3-1 win tonight at Ricoh Coliseum. The Heat jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal from Max Reinhart 15:34 into the first period. Chris Breen scored what proved to be the game-winning-goal 8:17 into the second period. Toronto owned the puck for much of the third period, outshooting Abbotsford 15-5, but we unable to beat goaltender Danny Taylor. Matt Frattin added the loan Marlies tally.

Goal Scorers:

Toronto à Matt Frattin

Abbotsford à Max Reinhart, Chris Breen, Guillaume Desbiens (empty net)

Goaltenders:

Toronto à Ben Scrivens… 26 saves on 28 shots

Abbotsford à Danny Taylor… 31 saves on 32 shots

Quick Hits:

  • Toronto outshot Abbotsford 32-29, including 27-17 over the final two periods
  • Matt Frattin was named the game’s second star, with the lone Toronto goal
  • Max Reinhart picked up two points for the Heat in the victory

Toronto will look to even up the series back at Ricoh Coliseum on Thursday, May 3rd. Puck drop is set for 7:00pm.

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