Marlies Update: A 3-0 start to the season

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Steve Spott’s team is off to a surprising start (in a good way) to their 2013-14 season.

Here’s your update courtesy of the Marlies:

“The Toronto Marlies pushed their unbeaten streak to three games with a 6-3 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps, AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets, on Saturday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum. After earning AHL Player of the Week honours for the period ending October 6, T.J. Brennan added his second hat trick of the season this week. John-Michael Liles, Wade MacLeod and Stefan Legein recorded the other Toronto goals.

Captain Trevor Smith and assistant captain Jerry D’Amigo each recorded two assists in the Marlies third victory of the season. Drew MacIntyre stopped 21 of 24 shots and currently sits tied atop the American Hockey League with three wins. Toronto went 2-for-7 on the powerplay and 5-for-7 on the penalty kill.

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Notes

– The Marlies announced this morning that the team has signed 34-year old centreman Jerred Smithson to a PTO. Smithson is a veteran of 588 NHL games split between Los Angeles, Nashville, Florida and Edmonton.
– David Broll, Josh Leivo and Trevor Smith all played their first game as a Maple Leaf this past week. For Broll and Leivo it was also their first NHL game
– Defenceman T.J. Brennan continues to lead the AHL in scoring with 10 points (7 goals, 3 assists). Brennan also leads the Marlies in goals (7), points (10), plus/minus (+5) and shots on goal (17)
– Toronto currently ranks 8th in AHL powerplay percentage (21.7%) and 16th (tie) in AHL penalty kill percentage (83.3%).
– The last time the Marlies started the season with three consecutive victories was 2007-08.
– Toronto ranks 1st (tie) in AHL goals scored (15).
– Wade MacLeod and Stefan Legein each registered their first goal since joining the Marlies

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What’s Next

The Marlies will take to the ice for a pair of games this coming week. On Friday night, Toronto travels to New York for their first road game of the season against the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. at the Blue Cross Arena. Friday marks the first time that the Marlies will square off against their all-time assist leader Mike Zigomanis. Luke Adam currently leads the Amerks with three goals.

Toronto will return home on Sunday afternoon for a 3 p.m. game against the Hamilton Bulldogs, AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. Sunday will mark the first of 12 meetings between the two teams. Defenceman Greg Pateryn currently leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) in his first two games.”

Marlies Scoring Leaders

PlayerGPGAPts
TJ Brennan68412
Trevor Smith4358
Spencer Abbott4066
John Michael Liles6145
Greg McKegg6202
Carter Ashton2202

North Division Standings

TeamGPWLOTL/SOLPts
Hamilton1052313
Toronto1063113
Rochester842210
Lake Erie94508
Utica90722
  • wendelsway1

    GO MARLIES GO!!!

  • Black_Hawk

    wendelsway1 i second that

  • Jmessih

    Looks like our PP and PK went against each other

  • LeafsGuru

    lets see how fast JML plays better once he rides that bus for the first time

  • george

    LeafsGuru will he get the chance?

  • george

    @george LeafsGuru not when the cap is this low, I wouldn’t think

  • Jmessih

    https://twitter.com/JVReemer21https://twitter.com/JVReemer21/status/390549490920599552
    Checked out the https://twitter.com/Sonos ‘play 1′ today. Huge sound from a smaller speaker! http://t.co/c2jN8LgVXd

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Jmessih Ah, JvR’s mysterious injury was a perforated eardrum from sitting so close to a speaker.

  • Pent_House

    On marlies note I met Stu Percy yesterday. Nice guy. Real humble.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Pent_House Where at?

  • Pent_House

    Alec Brownscombe Pent_House Lobby In my neighbourhood. He was moving in.

  • skiingallday

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdJp5-g69go This always cracks me up. Have a good afternoon eh.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    skiingallday lmao at the drag across the keys

  • ProfessorRance

    Smithson played well with Nashville. Good PTO until some of our young guys go back to the Marlies.

  • Black_Hawk

    just watched the kessel play again and gotta say he is the man

  • Black_Hawk

    unselfish as it gets

  • Jmessih

    ProfessorRance I see him staying, he could play a similar role to Ziggimanous, and Hamilton. Good veteran to show them the ropes. The Marlies have very few veterans right now they could use one or two more.

  • LeafsGuru

    @george LeafsGuru maybe not but can increase his value for a trade

  • Pent_House

    Jmessih ProfessorRance Once Smith gets sent back down it’ll get way too crowded up the middle on the Marlies. Might stay if someone gets moved to the wing.

  • Jmessih

    Pent_House Jmessih ProfessorRance I’m sure they would move one of the kids to the wing. Having that experience in room is key.

  • B_Leaf

    I am not crapping on Kessel, but I don’t really get why everyone is praising him over letting Raymond get the goal. This is standard manners, that I’m pretty sure even Kessel doesn’t think was overly praise worthy. It is almost insulting to Kessel because it is like we are treating him like a three year old.
    Now I have grown to appreciate Kessel’s game especially as it has grown in the playmaking and defensive aspects. But he along with many others have not played to the level he is capable yet. When Kessel is going he is usually good for ten chances a night and a good back check or two. We haven’t seen that from him yet this year. It will come, and we’ll be better for it. I’m calling Kessel to score three points against the canes so he can change the subject around him.

  • ProfessorRance

    Jmessih ProfessorRance I agree. Not only that but if Bolland gets injured for any time we would have some depth for that fourth line with the likes of Smith and Smithson.

  • dlb eh

    wasn’t it Patryn for Grabovski?
    Smithson added to an already crowded defense?
    i love the Marlies reports.  don’t forget the Marlies!

  • Zep2

    dlb eh pateryn and a 2nd wasnt it

  • Jmessih

    dlb eh Smithson is a C, he is not a Dman. Yes it was Patryn and a 2nd for Grabo

  • dlb eh

    B_Leaf 
    i had exactly the same sentiment last night hearing them gush over the play.  it was insulting to think Kessel was such a selfish player.  to me, it was a reminder of how pathetic some of the “never played” people can be.  or how difficult it must be to be original or compelling on the spot game in game out for the commentators.  gad!
    Kessel has shown flashes of playoff gear.  reminds me of how Sundin used to always seem to find another gear late in games.  it was great that he turned it up, but i often felt that if he worked that hard all game maybe we would be protecting a lead instead of trying to roar back and tie it.

  • Mind Bomb

    Evening Folks Whats this both our teams the best ! As it should be!

  • Xxxxxnew

    Smithson has a decent record for taking the draw, I think I heard.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    isnt Partryn the guy we gave up for Grabo?

  • whalz

    He’s an NHL defensman aand should not be in the AHL..ignorant comment to make….and I’m sure he’s being a professional about being there.

  • Xxxxxnew

    My interest in the play was more about actually seeing it happen, rather than who was involved. Don’t see a situation that often where a player follows a puck that long a distance into an open net. In fact I don’t think I ever have.

  • whalz

    Big body at 6’3 205lbs…I’d expect him to be with the leafs if he impresses with Marlies..Good on draws and gives RC an option if injuries occur during the season,,

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Pent_House Alec Brownscombe ya hes a nice guy, met him at a gas station here in oakville once.

  • leafmealone

    Alec Brownscombe Jmessih tweaked shoulder doing some sick breakdancing moves.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Alec Brownscombe Jmessih broken finger air guitar soloing too hard

  • Jordan29

    B_Leaf just everything in general gets overblown in toronto. But then again we dont all see the stuff that happens behind doors. You never know how hard of a time Raymond had getting a job and stuff. I would have scored it on him though lol 😀

  • MikePerri

    It would be amazing if someone created an up-to-date list of twitter accounts for TML. Including players, coaches and some popular editors.
    Which MLHS people should i follow on twitter?

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  • Mind Bomb

    DeclanK MikePerri Ask and ye shall, receive lol

  • Jordan29

    -Keon- oui

  • Tim Horton

    dlb eh B_Leaf Lol I played competitive hockey my whole life and I would have smashed that puck so hard into the open net I would have ripped a hole in the space-time continuum. It just a reaction for a goal scorer.

  • Great Dane

    So this summer Nonis got:
    A winger with a PPG for 1 million.

    A center that can close out the game.
    A goalie that makes strong bid for so become the starter. 
    A power forward that hasen’t played yet while we are 6-1.

    Now can he get us a true 1C to complete the transaction package.

    In my book that is pretty decent work for the summer period. LOL

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Mind Bomb DeclanK MikePerri
    https://twitter.com/DNKerin/lists/mlhs – I’ve got two going here and haven’t updated them in ages. Let me know if you want to be added.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/10/16/maple_leafs_damien_coxs_10_thoughts_on_wednesday_nights_win_over_minnesota_wild.html
    The Star does Game in 10s now. Cool.

  • Mind Bomb

    DeclanK Mind Bomb MikePerri Sorry MY friend I am 44 year old who does not own a Cell phone. I come here for my Twitter news. But thank you though

  • Komas Taberle

    Dangle_My_Berries No that’s Male Patyrn Baldness

  • Mind Bomb

    DeclanK Copy Cats, Jesus ! They could of just used MLHS’S . At least they would get it right :)

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Mind Bomb DeclanK MikePerri 
    Keep on keepin’ on. Just for MikePerri ‘s request.

  • theacs1966

    Mind Bomb DeclanK MikePerri I’m 47 and don’t have a cell phone either but I’m still on Twitter.  Don’t need a phone for that.

  • Mind Bomb

    DeclanK Mind Bomb MikePerri Loved the Dress Code in effect though.