It’s time to be honest for a moment and simply say that game stunk. The Toronto Marlies swept the Rochester Americans in three games to advance to the second round of the playoffs. The series was a dominating performance by the Marlies that just completely exposed the faults of the Rochester Americans roster, especially in game three. The Marlies scored three goals and shut the Amerks out, the first game out of 13 played that was decided by more than one goal.
The Amerks had heart and gave it there all but the Marlies had more talent and it showed.
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The highlight of the game was the crowd of 7,118 at the War Memorial, the largest crowd for a first round playoff game in Rochester since April 13, 1990. It’s unfortunate the Marlies took control of the game early and took the crowd out of the game.
Philippe Dupuis scored the game winning goal at 3:59 of the first period with a wrist shot over the left shoulder of Leggio.
Mike Zigomanis sent a pass to Jerry D’Amigo in the slot who scored off a one timer to put the Marlies up [...]Read More