Marlies take Calder Cup Finals lead over the Stars

Andreas Johnsson (Lindsay Mogle, Wikimedia Commons)

The Toronto Marlies had their most impressive performance of the 2018 Calder Cup Finals on Saturday from the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Austin, Texas. Andreas Johnsson led the Marlies in scoring with three points (one goal and two assists) as the Marlies beat the Texas Stars 6-2 in game five of their best out of seven series. With the win, the Marlies took a 3-2 series lead.

Johnsson was one of three Marlies players to have a multi-point game. Calle Rosen had two goals and Carl Grundstrom had one goal and one assist. The other two Marlies goal scorers were Colin Greening of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Trevor Moore.

With his three point performance in game five, Johnsson now leads all American Hockey League players in playoff scoring with 20 points (eight goals and 12 assists). Johnsson has one more Calder Cup playoff point than Texas Stars left winger Curtis McKenzie of Golden, British Columbia.

The series now shifts to Ricoh Coliseum. Game six is Tuesday evening and game seven is Thursday evening if the Stars find a way to win game six. If the Marlies win on Tuesday, they will be declared Calder Cup champions for the first time.

The Calder Cup can be seen throughout Canada on TSN2. The Game six start time is 7 pm ET.





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