Ben Scrivens of Spruce Grove, Alberta made 30 saves Wednesday night as the Toronto Marlies beat the Oklahoma City Barons 3-0 to take a 3-1 series lead in the American Hockey League’s Western Conference Final.
The Barons are the affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers and the Marlies are the affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
According to the Canadian Press, the Marlies are trying to reach the Calder Cup Final for the first time since 1992 when the St. John’s Maple Leafs lost in seven games to the Adirondack Red Wings. St. John’s current American Hockey League affiliate, the St. John’s IceCaps, were swept in the Eastern Conference Final to the Norfolk Admirals, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The shutout for Scrivens was his third of the playoffs. The attendance at Toronto’s Ricoh Coliseum was a solid 6,238. The attendance for the games in Toronto have been almost three times as many than in Oklahoma City. Game five is Friday in Toronto.