Toronto Marlies vs Texas Stars: Game 7

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A great run comes to an end.

Game Highlights: Texas Stars 6 vs. Toronto Marlies 2

Steve Spott Post Game Press Conference

The Toronto Marlies get set to take on the Texas Stars at 8:30 p.m.

For a team with anywhere from 12-15 entry level contracts making up the team roster, many had the young Toronto Marlies‘ season labeled as one that would be a learning year and one without much hope for playoff success. Here are the Marlies looking down a Game 7 in the Western Conference finals and in with a shot to go to the Calder Cup Finals—their 2nd in the past 3 seasons.

Despite being wildly outshot in a number of games, the Marlies have hung in there with excellent goaltending and timely goalscoring—and scoring 1st in 13 of their 13 playoff games. Drew MacIntyre has been the difference maker for the Marlies and veteran players such as: Spencer Abbot, Peter Holland, Carter Ashton, Jerry D’Amigo and an emerging Sam Carrick have all taken offensive roles when the team has needed it most throughout the Calder Cup Finals.

Special teams were huge for the Marlies in the 2nd period last night in particular and continue to compensate for the Stars’ edge in play at even strength: The Marlies killed off four power plays in the 2nd and scored on their lone PP of the period, and are currently killing penalties at a 90+% rate in these playoffs along with a 25.4% powerplay success rate.

The Toronto Marlies have allowed just 4 goals against in their last 3 games.

All the chips are down and it’s Game 7. Nothing like it.

No reported lineup changes, we’ll toss into the comments as they become available.

  • Bruffins


  • Bruffins

    can honestly say this site has never had this many smart people commenting on one thread before

  • Cameron19

    Bruffins Good one Bruffins….

  • Xxxxxnew

    Just dropping the IQ level here.

  • mike_84

    Bruffins …

  • Bruffins

    Cameron19 Bruffins
    where have you been? Your buddy got banned haha

  • wiski

    She’s hot

  • ShiftyD


  • The_Polish_Cannon

    Hudak or Wynne… I’m glad I’m leaving this province, it is fucked either way you vote 

    ….Go Marlies!

  • MaxwellHowe

    Few of my buddies are already all in on going down to see the Marlies play the Ice Caps