Story By: Matthew Wiernasz
Photo Courtesy of the Hartford Wolf Pack
HARTFORD, CT- The Hartford Wolf Pack defeated the Toronto Marlies 2-1 in overtime last Wednesday at the XL Center. The game was scoreless almost throughout the entire game.
Anton Blidh was able to get the Wolf Pack on the scoreboard late in regulation by burying in a rebound to make it 1-0 with 1:48 remaining.
The Marlies tied the game with 12.5 remaining in regulation. Topi Niemela would score his first goal of the season.
Jake Leschyshyn scored the game-winning goal in overtime with 3:18 remaining to make it 2-1.
The Wolf Pack were able to defeat the Bridgeport Islanders 6-2 last Friday and then traveled to Providence last Saturday as they took the win.
The Wolf Pack earned a spot in the Calder Playoffs after the win last Saturday.
They will end their regular season this weekend as they will wrap up the home portion of the schedule when they take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins tonight at the XL Center. Puck drop will be at 7:00 p.m. They will conclude the regular season schedule tomorrow night against the Springfield Thunderbirds on the road at the MassMutual Center. Puck drop will be at 7:05 p.m.
The regular season will conclude on Sunday.
The opponent for the Wolf Pack in the first round of the playoffs is yet to be determined as the Atlantic Division standings are very close.