GDT: Toronto Marlies at OKC, 8 p.m. (LeafsTV)

GDT: Toronto Marlies at OKC, 8 p.m. (LeafsTV)

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It’s a meeting of two top AHL affiliates of a pair of young and rebuilding Canadian NHL franchises, both vying for a spot in the Calder Cup Final.

The Western Conference final between the AHL Western Conference’s top two teams in the Toronto Marlies and Oklahoma City Barons has little separating them on paper. A goaltending duel between Ben Scrivens and the more veteran Yann Danis could prove to be the pivotal matchup of the series. Both have top three stats among goaltenders in the AHL playoffs.

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