That was a super fun game!
Pretty entertaining hockey!
Gardiner was the best player for sure. I thought all the rest of the marlies did a good job too. No obvious bad games for anybody and pretty solid all around.
I said earlier when it was 4-0 that even then it wasn't safe. The Edmonton elite prospects could strike at anytime, and they did. Amazing talents, wish we had some forwards with that kind of potential in the prospects. Still, we pulled out the win, and our guys are moving in the right direction. Scoring spread out well on our team, but despite them scoring five goals, 15 points, 12 of those points go to their big 4.
Can anyone give a detailed explanation of what happened at the end of the game? I know there wasn't much opportunity for people to watch but whatever you could give would be appreciated. I stopped paying attention after the Marlies made it 5-2, then I checked the boxscore after work and it was 6-5 with a coach ejected and player given a misconduct for official abuse.
It would seem both teams lived up to their parent clubs reputations for porous defense and bad goaltending.
He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.