Marlies end road trip with loss to St. John's

Jeff Veillette
January 17 2016 11:59PM

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As good as the Toronto Marlies have been this year, "you can't win them all" is still a phrase that rings true for the first-place team. The team has had some impressive runs, going on four winning streaks of at least five games in their first 40 games. Arguably, the most impressive of the bunch was them going six for seven during their Royal Winter Fair road trip, but tonight, they had the opportunity to one-up that by winning out their second extended disappearance.

It wasn't meant to be, however, as the blue and white dropped the last game of the tour against the St. John's IceCaps.

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Marlies to regain William Nylander soon, but might lose Stuart Percy

Jeff Veillette
January 17 2016 07:36PM

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Injuries giveth, and injuries taketh away. At least, that was the case for the Toronto Marlies today. Significant process appears to have been made with William Nylander while Stuart Percy seems a little worse for wear after today's game against St. John's.

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LFR9 - Game 43 - Bucketgate - Tor 2, Bos 3

Steve Dangle
January 17 2016 12:10PM

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Patrice Bergeron is ruining my life, Nazem Kadri Bob Ross goes nuts, and having a big head is hard.

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On Morgan Rielly, helmets, and the blame game

Jeff Veillette
January 17 2016 02:14AM

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Morgan Rielly lost his helmet along the boards with about two and a half minutes left to play. It happens. He changed, the Leafs moved into the offensive zone, the helmet stayed in the corner. He prayed for a stoppage in play, or a helmet he could wear. He got neither, and Brad Marchand soon scored the game-winning goal.

The Hockey Night in Canada broadcasting crew immediately placed the blame on him.

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Brendan Leipsic scores Hat Trick in Eventful Marlies Victory

Jeff Veillette
January 17 2016 12:02AM

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Brendan Leipsic has been described by some as "the most annoying prospect in hockey". He's small, he's skilled, and he gets in your face; the combination has people hoping for a Brad Marchand type of player once fully developed. I'm not sure if the description or the comparable are totally fair to him, but to the St. John's IceCaps, he was probably more annoying than Marchand was to the Leafs tonight. Leipsic scored not one, not two, but three goals in a runaway 6-3 victory for the Toronto Marlies.

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