Toronto Marlies in playoff territory after 4-1 win over Rochester

Jeff Veillette
March 21 2015 03:36PM

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The force was with the Toronto Marlies on Star Wars Night, but today is just another Saturday. At least, as far as marketing promotions go. On the ice, however, it was a different story - each weekend afternoon matchup carries just a little more weight than the one prior. Today, they took on the Rochester Americans, a team way behind them in the standings but still capable of preventing them from points, and capitalized, winning 4-1 and tying the Hamilton Bulldogs for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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LGD - Leafs vs. The Hamburgler

Justin Fisher
March 21 2015 01:00PM

Unlike the Leafs, who have nothing left to play for for and seem to be completely unravelling, tonight's Battle of Ontario carries major postseason implications for the Ottawa Senators.

With 12 games left in their season, the Senators sit exactly two points behind the Boston Bruins and the final Wild Card spot in the East, and with a game in hand. Ottawa has won five in a row and is 8-1-1 in their past 10 games, so hosting one of the worst teams in hockey at home on a Saturday night is a prime opportunity to jump into the playoffs. They just need to watch out for the #PeskyLeafs.

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Nikita Speaks: A Collection of Quotes from the Leafs' Latest Addition

Justin Fisher
March 21 2015 09:07AM

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As you may have heard by now, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed free agent Russian winger Nikita Soshnikov to a three-year entry level contract. Most recently, the 21-year old Soshnikov played for Atlant Mytishchi in the KHL, scoring 14 goals and 32 points in 57 games played. That points total was fourth best among U24 players in the league.

Now that the news has broke, we're seeing more and more quotes coming out of Soshnikov and the Russian media. Not that I know anything about him personally, but he's certainly saying all of the right things.

More past the jump...

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - March 20, 2015 - Rusty Plates

Steve Dangle
March 20 2015 11:02PM

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On this episode, Jesse has a couple stories, the Hamburglar, and whining.

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Marlies Beat Monsters on Star Wars Night

Jeff Veillette
March 20 2015 08:42PM

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Admittedly, my knowledge of Star Wars comes from playing the pod racer arcade game once or twice, but based off of what I have seen on the internet, everybody loved the first three movies, but when they made everybody younger and went into prequel mode, it was disappointing by comparison.

Well, the Toronto Marlies have made the playoffs three years in a row, and this team is younger than its ever been. Does year in disappointment? The team would hope not, but they need wins to avoid it. Tonight, they faced the Lake Erie Monsters, who I will compare to Darth Vader solely because they wear black on the road. Not only that, but they won the game, too, in an overtime thriller.

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