Furies Postgame: A Tight Loss For Furies in Battle of GTA

Katy Tearle
January 14 2017 10:38PM

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Toronto Furies' Natalie Spooner takes the puck up ice. (Photo Credit: Chris Tanouye / CWHL)

While the Maple Leafs were playing the Senators in the Battle of Ontario, the Toronto Furies were playing the Brampton Thunder in the Battle of the GTA. The Battle of the GTA is always a choppy, loud, chaotically fun game, but unfortunately, someone has to take the L.

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Leafs Postgame: Actually Good Ontario Boys

Jeff Veillette
January 14 2017 09:05PM

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The Leafs needed a win tonight, and people were understandably worried when they found out that Curtis McEhlinney's debut with the Leafs would be the game against the division rival they were intensely chasing. They were more worried when it turned out that he tweaked something in warmups yesterday and that there were questions about him being ready to go. 

It didn't matter. He came in, he was about as steady as a backup has been for the Leafs this year, and they supported him with the goals he needed en route to a 4-2 victory in the land of Parliament.

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Marlies fall to bottom of North Division with loss to Rochester

Jeff Veillette
January 14 2017 06:46PM

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While the Toronto Maple Leafs headed to Ottawa to take on the Senators, the Marlies stayed back home to take on the Rochester Americans for the third time in a week. Unfortunately for them, this ended a little bit closer to the result of Game #2 than Game #1, and the Marlies fell 3-2 in a nailbiter.

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LGD: Battle of Ontario Pt. 2

Jess Pincente
January 14 2017 10:28AM

After what seemed like an eternity (it was only a bye week), the Leafs are back in action tonight against the Ottawa Senators in their second game of a back-to-back.  The game hasn't even started yet and the drama has already begun; Garret Sparks was recalled by the Leafs this morning, as confirmed by the club around 10:45am EST.  

Auston Matthews makes his return to Ottawa tonight, 3 months after scoring 4 goals in his NHL debut. Coming off a big win last night, this game is could be a crucial one down the line for the Leafs.  They are only 2 points behind the Senators in the standings, each team with 40 GP.  

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Maple Leafs call up Garret Sparks from Marlies

Jeff Veillette
January 14 2017 09:38AM

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Just when you thought the backup goaltending situation was figured out, the Leafs throw you another curveball. This morning, the blue and white have called up Garret Sparks from the Toronto Marlies ahead of tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators.

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