Toronto Begins Round One with Back-To-Back Road Games in Best-of-Five Series
What You Need To Know About the Marlies
- Defenceman T.J. Brennan was named the Eddie Shore Award winner for 2013-14 as the AHL’s Top Defenceman
- The Toronto Marlies close out the regular season ranked 9th in AHL powerplay percentage (19.9%) and 11th in AHL penalty kill percentage (83.2%)
- Toronto Marlies rank 9th in AHL attendance with an average of 6,013 fans per home game
- Jerry D’Amigo is the Toronto Marlies franchise leader in playoff points (22)
- Spencer Abbott finished the season ranked 2nd in the AHL in assists (52)
The Toronto Marlies posted a record of 2-1-0-0 in three games this past week.
On Wednesday night, the Toronto Marlies traveled to the state of New York where they defeated the Binghamton Senators, AHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators, by a score of 5-4 in overtime. T.J. Brennan registered three points, including the overtime winner.
On Friday night, Toronto continued their road trip against the Utica Comets, AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks. The Comets defeated the Marlies 3-2, with Brad Staubitz and Josh Leivo notching goals for Toronto.
In their final game of the regular season Toronto defeated the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, by a score of 4-3 at Ricoh Coliseum. Sam Carrick notched two goals including the game winner with less than three minutes remaining in regulation.
Round One Preview
The Toronto Marlies begin round one of the Calder Cup Playoffs with a best-of-five series against the Milwaukee Admirals, AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators, on Friday night. The Marlies were defeated twice by the Admirals earlier this season.
Rookie forward Miikka Salomaki led Milwaukee in scoring during the regular season with 50 points (20 goals, 30 assists). The Admirals had five players collect at least 40 points.
Marek Mazanec started 31 games in net for the Admirals in 2013-14 and posted a record of 18-10-3. Mazanec compiled a 0.914 save percentage and a 2.44 goals against average.
The series will shift back to Ricoh Coliseum next Thursday at 7 p.m. Games four and five, if necessary, will also be played in Toronto.
To purchase tickets for 2014 Toronto Marlies Calder Cup Playoff games please call the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit Marlies.ca
I could be wrong, but every day that passes tells me that Randy stays. It would be highly unprofessional to leave a coach (even one many don't care for) flapping in the wind. Could be they are waiting to see what shakes out after the playoffs, but I just don't see it.
Kessel is notorious for having natural ability but not working hard off the ice or in the offseason. I like Kessel and undertand what he means to this team but for our younger kids coming up is he a bad example. Especially considering he is our highest player. It is almost like we want to be a tough gritty team but we have to structure a lot of our play around his tendencies. Just thinking on a keyboard
Broll is a monster. Some highlights of his goals and fights here.
spit ballin here but wouldnt a team have to draft 2 nhl worthy players a year to keep up with retiring players
@CanuckUKinToronto He will make a fine addition to the scouting staff.
@hometeem UFA helps round out the rosters
@Gilbey93 And there's the rub. No patience. Trade away all our picks for mediocre players.
@Gilbey93 Way different markets though, those guys can make mistakes without having their pictures on the front page of the Sun with soothers in their mouths.
@B_Leaf Only here.
@CanuckUKinToronto I wish Burke hadn't let Dudley go to Mtl.
@CanuckUKinToronto I still think the pro scouts should be looked at first. Our free agent signings have been terrible
@CanuckUKinToronto You are only as strong as your weakest link
I keep trying to make this point about Clarkson and nobody agrees but I'll say it again anyway lol
It doesn't matter how many teams were after Clarkson. Only 2 were dumb enough to sign him to such a crazy deal. Us and the Oilers. Think about that for a minute. The Oilers are among the worst run teams in the league for years now.
Every other team with interest knew he wasn't worth the money and term we gave him. Thats worth noting IMO
@4evrblue @Gilbey93 @CanuckUKinToronto The thing with some of those signings i.e Beauchemin is once he left he was suddenly a solid DMan again in Anaheim. Komi was just plain slow and Clarkson has been a disappointment thus far. But there were also at least 10 other teams in the league vying for Clarkson's services so we weren't the only team after him. As for McClement, I'd say he was a wash. Solid 4th line C that helps the PK.