Marlies Score 6 in Action Packed Win over Abbotsford

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 30 2014 06:12PM

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Sometimes the world gets a little dry, but when it rains, it pours. Today, the rain was in the second period, and it came in the form of a torrential downpour. Eight goals in the second period provided the entertainment, and a couple in the third put the Toronto Marlies so close to a playoff spot that they could taste it. 

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LEAFS POSTGAME: Hahahaha eight straight

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 29 2014 07:46PM

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What is hockey? The Toronto Maple Leafs alternated between having a slight edge in control of the game and making Darren Helm look like Mario Lemieux. 

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Knodel Debuts in Marlies Shootout Loss

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 29 2014 03:47PM

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The Toronto Marlies are getting closer and closer to the tipping point; a spot where they can worry less about their spot in the standings and more about the roster that they'll dress come playoff time. In an ideal situation, the team will clinch a playoff spot as early as tomorrow evening. The easiest route to that included a win against the Iowa Wild today, but that wasn't what they got, instead losing 2-1 in the shootout.

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Marlies Open Weekend With Win In Rochester

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 28 2014 10:15PM

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While the Toronto Maple Leafs continue to fall further into the abyss, their AHL affiliates seem to be taking the opposite approach, catching fire down the gate. The goaltending, for the most part, has been stellar. The offence has been plentiful. The defence has shut down a lot of good minor league players and many well known prospects, and in their last seven games, they've won six.

The most important thing for them to end this season? Take the Rochester Americans as priority number one. Today was game two of a 5 matchups in 14 game stretch, and the Amerks are the only team that could realistically catch up to the Marlies in the North Division. But, with a 4-2 win tonight, the rear view mirror is looking suspiciously empty.

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Leafs Postgame: The Freefall Continues

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 28 2014 08:27PM

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Modern Leafs captains have shared some common traits. Most notably, the last few have played centre and had their modus operandi questioned a couple of times as things unfolded. This week, Dion Phaneuf had the latter occur (undeservedly) for skipping media scrums after a game, and for a moment, he accomplished the former. However, I don't think it's an experience he'd like to try again in the future. It lead to the first goal of the game, which ended up in favour of the Flyers, who won by a score of 4-2 and extend Toronto's losing streak to seven games.

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