TORONTO The Adirondack Flames’ playoff chances are getting slimmer. After a 7-4 loss to Toronto on Tuesday, the Flames would need to win all of their remaining six games assuming the rest of the conference remains at it's current pace.
The Marlies scored on four of their seven power plays on Tuesday, for a better than 50 percent success rate.
Doug Carr gave up three goals on seven shots in the first period and then was replaced by the newly-signed Jacob Deserres. The University of Calgary graduate made 13 saves on 16 shots.
The Flames outshot the Marlies 40-24 but did not have the goal production to back that up.
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Kenny Agostino’s shorthanded goal put the Flames on the board in the opening seconds of the second period. But Brendan Leipsic scored one of his three goals for Toronto on that same power play.
Brett Kulak scored early in the third. Max Reinhart added another goal midway through the period and Bill Arnold scored the Flames’ only power play goal late. But that wasn’t enough to knock down the 5-1 deficit they faced after the second intermission.
CORRECTION: This story has been corrected to reflect that the Flames will not be mathematically eliminated with a regulation loss.