A fluke overtime goal during the AHL Calder Cup Finals gave the Norfolk Admirals a 1-0 victory over the Toronto Marlies and an ever sicker feeling to the losers after falling into a 3-0 hole in the series.
With the game tied at 0-0 during overtime, Norfolk's Mike Kostka dumped the puck into the Marlies' zone while their goalie Ben Scrivens left the net to clear the puck. One problem, the puck took a weird bounce off a stanchion along the glass, went sideways and right into the empty net while the Toronto skaters just stood around.
It looks like a couple of Admirals were offsides but the officials credited the goal to Kostka for the 1-0 win at 9:09 in OT.
The freak play had to break the hearts of the Marlies players and home ice fans. In fact, one Marlie on the ice can be seen smashing his stick over the crossbar in disgust.
There seems to be a bit of a controversy surrounding Norfolk Admirals forward Mike Kostka's goal, the on-ice officials missed the Admirals being offside and the game winning goal against the Marlies shouldn't have counted.
According to the Marlies, Norfolk forward Brandon Segal was six to...
The Norfolk Admirals beat the Toronto Marlies in Game 3 of the AHL Calder Cup Finals 1-0 on Thursday night, but how it happened is the big story. The winning/fluke goal came when Mike Kostka sent the puck in from the red line, but somehow it hit the side boards in the corner and took a magical bounce toward the goal. The goaltender had made his way to the back boards to play the...
The Norfolk Admirals, who are the Tampa Bay Lightning's AHL affiliate, headed into tonight's game with a 2-0 lead over the Toronto Marlies for the Calder Cup. The Marlies have been on quite a run to give the city of Toronto their first taste of a major sports championship since the Blue Jays' World Series wins, but the Norfolk Admirals have been on a run of unbelievable...
Tyler Johnson and Mike Kostka each scored twice and the Norfolk Admirals won their first Calder Cup title, beating the Toronto Marlies 6-1 on Saturday to sweep the American Hockey League finals.
Richard Panik and Pierre-Cedric Labrie also scored, Johnson added two assists, and Cory Conacher had four assists. Dustin Tokarski stopped 18 shots.
Mike Zigomanis scored for Toronto.
Last night the Norfolk Admirals took a strangle hold lead in the series against the Toronto Marlies three games to none after this fluky goal in overtime.
The reaction by the Marlies players after the game is very telling after the goal was scored the Marlies players returned to the player’s bench and watched the replay of the goal in disbelief. I don’t know if you can...
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