This Day In Sports History (June 7th) – Detroit Red Wings
The Toronto Marlies Lost A Calder Cup Game In Overtime In The Worst Possible Way (Video)
For the most part, Toronto sports franchises these days haven’t exactly been good. In fact, you could probably argue that they have all downright sucked. The Toronto Raptors haven’t won a playoff series since 2001, the Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t made the playoffs since 2004, the Toronto Blue Jays haven’t made the playoffs since they won the World Series in 1993, and Toronto F.C. hasn’t made the playoffs since….well, they actually haven’t made the playoffs ever!
Toronto sports fans can’t seem to buy a break these days (or should we say, years?), and their string of misfortune continued last night during Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals, as their Toronto Marlies lost a heart-breaker in overtime when a dump-in off the stick of Norfolk Admirals defenseman Mike Kostka ricocheted off the glass and into the Marlies net, giving the Admirals the 1-0 victory in the game, and a 3-0 lead in the series.
And if that unlucky bounce wasn’t already tough enough to swallow, the Marlies will also have to put up with the fact that the goal shouldn’t have counted anyways, as an Admirals player was still in the Marlies zone when the dump-in took place. As a result, the play should have been called offside.
Unfortunately for them, it wasn’t, and now they’ll have to win four games in a row in order to stave off elimination and earn the franchise’s first ever Calder Cup.
Here is a look at the unlucky bounce (and bad call) that cost them Game 3 last night.
Hat Tip – [Puck Daddy]