Huge third period leads to Marlies tying series against Albany

Jeff Veillette
May 06 2016 08:18PM

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Being second best isn't something that this Toronto Marlies roster is used to. They've had the entire league in their rearview mirror since December, and they made the Bridgeport Sound Tigers look a couple of leagues below at times in their first-round sweep. But the Albany Devils reminded them that they're not the league's only juggernaut on Wednesday, and as such, the blue and white came into Ricoh Coliseum playing an unfamiliar game: Catch Up.

At times, it looked like that wasn't going to happen, but after Albany took "setting the tone" a bit too far, the Marlies took off. A four-goal third period was enough to crack Scott Wedgewood's rain of dominance and bring the Marlies back into the series with a 5-3 victory.

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TLN Roundtable: Words on the Worlds

Jeff Veillette
May 06 2016 04:12PM


When I took over the reigns of TLN earlier this week, I promised that things would be a little bit different; a different kind of creative, another kind of collaborative. This week, the Roundtable gets the 2.0 treatment, going in a little bit of a different direction. 

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MGD Game 2: For once, the underdogs

Jeff Veillette
May 06 2016 01:30PM

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The Toronto Marlies haven't really had much time this year to be the team in trouble, but here we are. Just like in the regular season, the Albany Devils snapped Toronto's 3-0 playoff winning streak on Wednesday night. In the regular season version of this, Toronto got their 7th win of the year before their 4th loss, and that 7th win came from Albany. The problem, though, was that the 7th win came at Game 10.

I don't know if people are ready for a seven-game series. Alas, hockey doesn't often repeat itself, so lets lot get too predictive. Tonight, the two sides face off for Game 2, which could create relief for or place immense pressure on the blue and white. Let's take a look at what's ahead:

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Things to consider before putting value into Pierre McGuire's opinion

Jeff Veillette
May 05 2016 06:24PM


Once again, the hockey world was made a slightly louder place when Pierre McGuire hopped on Montreal's TSN 690 this evening. While on, they asked him about 26-year-old Arizona Coyotes Assistant GM John Chyaka's promotion to the big seat. In theory, Pierre's opinion should have been more useful than usual here, seeing as he was hired as an NHL assistant coach at 29, an assistant GM at 32, and a Head Coach 2 months later. He was a young power broker in the industry before those were considered a thing.

The result, however, was pretty vintage Pierre.

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Leafs extend affiliation with Orlando Solar Bears through 16/17

Jeff Veillette
May 05 2016 02:44PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs will continue to have the best team brand in hockey under their watchful eye, as the organization announced an extension of their affiliation with the Orlando Solar Bears this afternoon.

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