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Photo Credit: Mike Stephens via @mikeystephens81 on Twitter

WE GOT THE (CALDER) CUP!

Marlies win! Andreas Johnsson wins the Butterfield Trophy despite missing the first two rounds of the playoffs! Marlies should have had a shutout but in fact Texas received a pity goal from the officials!

Luckily, the Marlies were better than the refs and put together a dominant performance in the AHL’s first Game 7 in nearly a decade and a half.

AND SO… WE’RE CALDER CUP CHAMPIONS! For the very first time your Marlies are Calder Cup Champions!

HERE IS A QUICK SUMMARY.

GOAL ONE:

The first goal came courtesy of — who else — Andreas Johnsson, who dove across the slot to pounce on a loose puck ten minutes into the game.

GOAL TWO:

Imagine leaving some guy all alone in the slot in a Game 7 with only a few seconds standing between you and intermission. Mason Marchment buries for the 2-0 lead.

THE SAVE: GARRET SPARKS EDITION

This was reviewed for what felt like an entire period and a half, but ultimately the no-goal call on the ice was confirmed. Stick taps to Calle Rosen for the assist.

GOAL THREE:

Wave your Swedish flags — Andreas Johnsson finds Carl Grundstrom. Bingo, 3-0.

WE’RE NOT SHOWING YOU THE TEXAS GOAL BECAUSE IT WASN’T ONE.

GOAL FOUR:

Andreas Johnsson again. MVP. MVP.

GOAL FIVE:

I honestly sometimes forget about Ben Smith but I’m not forgetting him now!!

GOAL SIX:

I can’t find an easily accessible gif or video of Mason Marchment’s second goal but BELIEVE ME, IT HAPPENED.

CONGRATULATIONS, BOYS. WELL DESERVED.

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