Toronto Marlies Report – March 12th

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Last Week:
Marlies-statsThe Toronto Marlies posted a record of 1-1-1-0 in three games this past week.

On Friday night, Toronto traveled to Cleveland, where they were defeated 3-2 by the Lake Erie Monsters, AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. Spencer Abbott and Jerry D’Amigo scored for the Marlies, while the two teams combined for 200 minutes in penalties.

The Marlies returned home on Saturday afternoon for the second half of back-to-back games against the Monsters. Toronto earned a 4-1 victory behind a hat-trick from rookie forward Josh Leivo. Three of Toronto’s four goals came on the powerplay.

In their third game in as many days, the Marlies were defeated 4-3 in a shootout by the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Captain Trevor Smith recorded two points against his former team, while Drew MacIntyre made 32 saves in the loss.

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Look Ahead:
The Marlies will take to the ice for two games this coming week. On Friday night, Toronto travels to New York for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres.

The Marlies have posted a record of 1-2-0-1 against the Amerks so far this season. Phil Varone leads
Rochester in scoring having recorded 50 points (14 goals, 36 assists) in 52 games. The Marlies return home on Sunday afternoon for their final meeting of the season against the Hamilton Bulldogs, AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens.

The game can be seen live on Rogers Sportsnet 360 at 3 p.m. Toronto has posted a record of 5-4-2-0 against Hamilton so far this season. Martin St. Pierre leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 40 points (10 goals, 30 assists) in 54

What You Need To Know About the Marlies
Spencer Abbott ranks 4th in AHL scoring with 62 points (14 goals, 48 assists). Abbott’s 48 assists rank 1st in the AHL -T.J. Brennan ranks 5th in AHL scoring and leads all defencemen with 59 points (21 goals, 38 assists)

  • Drew MacIntyre ranks 2nd in AHL wins (25)
  • The Toronto Marlies rank 9th in AHL powerplay percentage (19.9%)
  • The Toronto Marlies rank 7th in AHL penalty kill percentage (84.4%)
  • The Toronto Marlies hold a record of 24-0-1-1 when leading after two periods of play
  • The Toronto Marlies rank 9th in AHL attendance with an average of 5,950 fans per home game
  • Six of Toronto’s 18 remaining games are against the Rochester Americans

To purchase tickets for Toronto Marlies home games call the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit marlies.ca

  • Optimustic

    Big 4 point game coming up against the Amerks.  Win and they have a comfort zone,lose and they’ll be breathing down the Marlies backs for a while.  Go Marlies.

  • wendelsfist

    4-0 nothing for Boston.  They are going to want to get Price back soon but he cannot help their scoring challenges

  • MaxwellHowe

    Bruins hammerin’ the Habs. bitter sweet, but more sweet than bitter

  • Jmessih

    Lol Boston just spanking the Habs, this makes last nights game so much better

  • wiski

    wendelsfist  I said in the last thread 6 periods and counting the habs are goalless

  • Jmessih

    Alex Borrows with his first of the year…hello its March 12th

  • wiski

    Optimustic  Ziggy will be up for it

  • Jmessih

    Has anyone here bought the MLHS sweater before? If so can they post a picture of theirs in “real life”? I know the quality is not as good as the pic and I want to see what it looks like in real life. Thanks!!

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Jmessih  Looks just like it does in the pic. Really good quality.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Gilbey93  I don’t think so, but that’s just me.

  • Jmessih

    Gilbey93 Him and Kozun IMHO do not have a real shot at the NHL. Small size, pretty weak, and don’t have crazy speed. Mind you Kuzon is fast, just does not have the “right” tools to be an NHL small guy. If any of them have a chance (which I don’ think any do) it’s be Kozun b/c he is faster more sturdy and is younger.

  • Optimustic

    wiski Optimustic  Loved Ziggy when he was here in TO.   Good leader, but wasn’t going to take the cab ride to the ACC so I’ll wish him the 2nd best.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Gilbey93 DeclanK  Size+ age. He’s a top 6 or bust guy, IMHO. Good little player, though.

  • Jmessih

    DeclanK Jmessih Don’t gotta sell it hard Dec, I’m prob gonna buy it lol. Its just someone posted a pic the last time out you guys did this and it was not as good in real life as I thought it be. I’m buying one for me and two more for some buddies (who do not use this site) and I don’t want them to be disappointed in the quality (they have only seen the picture). Is it possible that someone here (maybe even you) posts a pic of the sweater in real life? Thanks, and I legit mean this in the best way possible, I’m not calling them cheap or anything like that.

  • Cloud09

    DeclanK Jmessih  Different brand than the last sweater. I ordered the last design, it was a Hanes 8oz sweater. Good quality material, although the 8oz was a little light for my taste. Can’t speak about the Gildan sweaters but their shirts are usually good so I’m sure the sweaters are quality as well.

  • Optimustic

    Jets up 2 – 1 on the Nucks.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Jmessih DeclanK  Lemme see if I can dig up a pic.

  • Jmessih

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8J9HP_KjG8

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Cloud09 DeclanK Jmessih  Ya, there were 2 types last time and the looked a bit different from the photo, I think.

  • sniperstar

    Gilbey93  At first I thought he did but after watching him on the Marlies he doesn’t strike me as a guy that will make that jump into the NHL.

  • Jmessih

    LOL comp got a virus when he was younger, def watching porn!

  • Jmessih

    DeclanK Jmessih Thanks!!

  • Jmessih

    DeclanK Cloud09 Jmessih Would you say this new company is better?

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590 https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590/status/443926101799084032
    Sounds like Kessler found his way out of playing for Vancouver. https://twitter.com/search?q=%23imhurt&src=hash

  • ProfessorRance

    Jmessih  I jinxed it. Sorry boys.

  • Jmessih

    Gilbey93 That would be a good trade, could ditch Smithson that way.

  • Optimustic

    Loric76  It was a knee on knee hit in the 2nd period.  He skated  to the dressing room unassisted, so it may not be too serious

  • Loric76

    Optimustic Loric76  Not watching the game, I like Alter’s version of hte events better… makes him sound like a whiney bitch lol

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Jmessih DeclanK Cloud09  Same company, just that there were Hanes and Gildan brands before. Just Gildan this time ’round.

  • Savo43

    Could Abbott ever do anything in the show?

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    DeclanK Jmessih  
    When are the MLHS golf/polo shirts gonna be released??
    C’mon Dec….you know we waaaaaaaaanit.

  • Jmessih

    Gilbey93 Abney gone, Ryan may be a hard pick (I’d keep him), Brennan tough just b/c he might leave for an NHL offer. Rest stay. IMHO

  • Savo43

    Gilbey93 Savo43  Weird. I just came here to ask just that. Was lookin up Kozuns stats and saw him clear up front in points.

  • Jmessih

    Gilbey93 Jmessih Oh. Thought we signed him to a 1 year deal. Then ya he will be qualified.

  • Optimustic

    Loric76 Optimustic  Yeah, Nucks aren’t going to the playoffs anyway, so Kessler can take the time off to rest up, now that Burrows scoring rate has increased exponentially.  :-)

  • Savo43

    Jmessih Gilbey93  I disagree on Kozun. Fast, good shot, gets to the dirty areas, makes smart plays and throws the body. Could see him in the NHL in a few years.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan DeclanK Jmessih  
    I was looking around with Alec for some polos, but they were all pretty brutal quality. If you look at the good ones and then the ones we were looking at, they were pretty junky. We’ll keep looking.

  • wiski

    https://twitter.com/GlobeKPD https://twitter.com/GlobeKPD/status/443927296295337984
    Vanek tonight an indifference maker.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    DeclanK Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Jmessih  
    Understood.  It’d be VERY cool if we could get our hands on some quality golf/polo shirts.  I’m certain folks here would pay a premium (I know I would).  Appreciate all your efforts in this regard.  Spring is just around the corner (though you wouldn’t know it tonight).  Thx again, Dec.

  • Loric76

    Optimustic Loric76  100% more than yesterday

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan DeclanK Jmessih  I’d love one, too. Just don’t want it to be a piece of crap, you know? Should be able to find a manufacturer that can make up nice ones for a reasonable price.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    wiski  Awwwwwwww

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Mmmmmm….super meatball with double cheese, onions, mayo, and rib sauce….from Mr. Sub.  It’s worth the drive in weather like this.
    Vape on, MLHS!

  • Cloud09

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  Mr. Sub > Subway

  • sniperstar

    Gilbey93 Jmessih  Only one I see us keeping is Smith there. As for the RFA’s. I’d keep Ryan, Brennan, D’Amigo, Devane and Kozun. Maybe Abbott but that really depends on how many of our Jrs are ready to make the jump.

  • Jmessih

    sniperstar Gilbey93 Jmessih Smith and MacIntyre come back for sure.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Cloud09 Bon Scott was a Leaf fan  
    >>>>>

  • sniperstar

    Jmessih Gilbey93  Ohhh crap. Yeah didn’t even see MacIntyre.

  • ProfessorRance

    Burrows with 2 tonight. I’m shutting up for the night.

  • Optimustic

    What?   Just seen a sign in the Jets game.  it said

    Tortarella
    Shouldn’t have traded
    Number one – Then a picture of Lou

    Gillis is stil the official GM of the Nucks , so how does Torts get blamed.