Although its modern incarnation refers to scoring a goal, “lighting the lamp” in hockey dates back to pre-electricity days, when night games were lit by the glow of a birthday candle glued to the puck. Extinguish expired traditions with this GrouponLive deal to see the Toronto Marlies play the Abbotsford Heat in the second round of the Calder Cup playoffs at Ricoh Coliseum. Choose from the following options:
- For $16, you get one ticket for end-zone seating (up to a $24.50 value)
- For $23, you get one ticket for side seating (up to a $37.50 value)
- For $28, you get one ticket for platinum seating (up to a $45.50 value)<p>
For each seating option, choose between the following games:
- Game one, Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m.
- Game two, Thursday, May 3, at 7 p.m.<p>
As the American Hockey League affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Marlies continue their quest for Calder Cup glory as they glide into the second round after demolishing the Rochester Amerks in a 3–0 sweep. During the 76-game regular season, the talented squad of ice slicers subdued opponents with skilled playmaking and chilling stare-downs en route to a first place seat atop the North Division. Western Conference all-star Ryan Hamilton headlines the team’s offensive ensemble with whistling slap shots rifled from his gasoline-powered stick, and centre Mike Zigomanis finished the regular season among the league’s most prolific scorers with 61 points, including 42 assists. Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner joins the AHL squad for its playoff run, mentoring a group of young stars that includes goalie Ben Scrivens—who shut out Rochester in game three—and his imaginary friend, left-winger Marcel Mueller.