It’s a defensive zone face off for Toronto Marlies‘ newest acquisition, center Ben Smith(21) vs. recently returned from injury Bridgeport Sound Tigers‘ pivot Marc-Andre Cliche(26) in game 2 of the AHL Eastern Conference North Division Semifinals.
The team from Canada took a 2-0 series lead with a 3-0 at Webster Bank Arena.
A pair of 21’s struggling to win the face off: Bridgeport Sound Tigers‘ captain Ben Holmstrom(21) leans in to pull the puck back in the defensive zone battle vs. Springfield Falcons‘ Dustin Jeffrey(21).
It looks to be dead even.
San Jose Sharks‘ undrafted Swedish surprise hit center Melker Karlsson(15), when he was still in the minors earlier in the season with affiliate Worcester, squares off against Portland Pirates/Arizona Coyotes signed up and down between the AHL and ECHL extra large 6’4″ 205 lbs. forward Dan O’Donoghue(14).
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