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  • Jun 16
    TORONTO -- Toronto Marlies coach Steve Spott felt his team had more than enough opportunity to pick up two points Saturday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum. [b]Cheap Denver Broncos Jerseys[/b] . Torontos power play was held scoreless on three opportunities, including once in overtime, and the Marlies out-shot the Iowa Wild 39-27, but fell 2-1 in a shootout to the visitors. Carson MacMillan and Zack Phillips scored in the shootout to help Iowa snap a five-game skid. It was the Wilds fourth win in 11 games. "I think we had more than enough opportunity to put the game away," said Spott. "Very good players with empty nets and were hitting posts, were not getting pucks up and over (Wild starter, Johan) Gustafsson. "We had some glorious chances, that we didnt put in the back of the net. When you let a team like that -- thats desperate -- hang around, thats what the result is going to be." Toronto dropped to 1-1-0 on their current three-game, three-night stretch and had their three-game win streak snapped. MacMillan faked a slapshot and then beat Marlies starter Garret Sparks in the first round of the shootout. Then Phillips faked a shot, got Sparks moving before beating him glove-side in the third round. Jamie MacQueen scored in regulation for Iowa (26-30-10), while Gustafsson made 38 saves for his 12th win of the season. Peter Holland had the lone goal for Toronto (40-20-6). Sparks made 25 saves in his first loss since Jan. 25. The Marlies couldve had a fourth power-play opportunity, in the third period. Wild forward Brett Bulmer was assessed a roughing minor, but Brandon Kozun retaliated with a careless cross-check and negated the man advantage chance. When asked of Kozuns penalty, Spott responded, "I think he wont play tomorrow." With the win, the Wild earn a split in the season series. The Marlies won the only other meeting between the two teams 4-3 on Jan. 15 in Des Moines, Iowa. Holland tied it 1-1, with his ninth of the season, at 1:12 of the third period by picking up the rebound off of a Kenny Ryan shot and beating Gustafsson stick-side. "Kenny made a nice play, just coming down the right side and threw it off the pad," said Holland of the play. "I was lucky enough to kind of pick up the rebound, pull it across the net and tuck it in the far side." Toronto dropped to 5-12-4 when trailing after 40 minutes this season. MacQueen opened the scoring at 7:37 beating Sparks with a shot from the bottom of the face-off circle for his second of the season. Prior to MacQueens goal, Kris Foucault had a great scoring chance when his shot beat Sparks, but hit the post at 6:00 of the second. Holland had an excellent chance to open the scoring at 16:00 of the first period, but put his shot off the side of the net with Gustafsson out of position. "We missed a couple point-blank opportunities with open nets, putting it out the far side," said Holland agreeing with Spotts assessment. "Either that or hitting the post, a couple bounces go our way, its a different story." Toronto concludes their three-game, three night stretch, when they host the Abbotsford Heat on Sunday. The Marlies need three points to clinch a playoff spot as well as their third consecutive North Division title. Its something the Maple Leafs minor leaguers are focused on. "As we go forward here our job is to win the division and try to catch Grand Rapids for second in the conference and thats still our goal," said Spott. Added Holland: "Thats obviously our main objective here is to clinch as fast as we can. We dont want to take any of the teams we play lightly, but just work on things going into the playoffs. Give guys who dont get a lot of minutes a chance to play more. Its definitely something were focusing on." Notes: Rookie defenceman Eric Knodel made his professional debut replacing Korbinian Holzer for the Marlies. The Maple Leafs recalled forward Jerry DAmigo from the Marlies on Saturday. Marlies goaltender Drew MacIntyre was a healthy scratch as Christopher Gibson backed up Sparks. Spott said Holzer, MacIntyre and captain Trevor Smith were all given the day off to rest bumps and bruises. [b]Denver Broncos Jerseys Sale[/b] .ca. In Sundays Blackhawks-Penguins game, Pittsburgh defenceman Brooks Orpik laid a huge hit on Chicagos Jonathan Toews. Now in my view, Orpik can be clearly seen leaving his feet while delivering a moderately high hit. [b]Denver Broncos Jerseys 2022[/b] .Y. - OK, it is done.The San Jose Sharks kept their Stanley Cup hopes alive after a three-goal tear in the first period helped them to a 4-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Five of the best-of-seven series. The win cut the Penguins lead in the series to 3-2 ahead of Game Six on the west coast, although teams that have taken a 3-1 lead in the Finals have gone on to win the cup 31 out of 32 times.Brent Burns got them on their way with an early goal - the first time the Sharks have scored first in the series - after spinning from behind the Penguins net and beating Matt Murray on the short side just 64 seconds into the game. The Sharks celebrate Brent Burns early goal in Game Five Logan Couture made it 2-0 less than two minutes later, but stunned by the early setback, the Penguins roared back in style with goals just 22 seconds apart from Evgeni Malkin and Carl Hagelin to send the home crowd into frenzy.Still Pittsburgh poured forward and twice they hit the post before the Sharks finally weathered the storm and Melker Karlssons conversion of a nneat passing play ensured they escaped from the first period with a 3-2 lead. [b]Denver Broncos Pro Shop[/b]. Defences and netminders then took over as Martin Jones frustrated the Penguins attack with a string of spectacular saves before finishing the night by stopping 44 of 46 shots. Joe Pavelski added the insurance marker in the third to seal the win. Game Six on the west coast will give Pittsburgh another chance to claim the Stanley Cup We know we havent scored many goals, or any, in this series, said Couture. Its one of the reasons why were down 3-1. We wanted to come. We didnt want the season to end tonight.Obviously its tough. You get a two-goal lead, its gone in a matter of a minute, minute and a half.But be calm, get back out there, get another good shift. We were able to score again. Melker gave us the lead again. Jonesy did the rest. Also See: Penguins close on Stanley Cup Pittsburgh open up 2-0 lead Bonino gives Penguins lead ' ' '