The Toronto Marlies (20-11-2-2) take on the Iowa Wild (15-16-2-2), AHL affiliate of the Minneosta Wild, for the first time in franchise history tonight at 8pm ET at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Minnesota. This will be the first of two meetings between the two teams this season.

The Wild last hit the ice on Sunday, where they dropped a 3-1 decision to the Hamilton Bulldogs on the road  at Copps Coliseum to finish off a 6 game road trip. Forward Marc Hagel scored the lone tally for the Wild. With a record of 15-16-2-2, the Wild are currently last place in the Midwest Division.

The Marlies last game was also on Sunday, where they fell 5-4 in a shootout to the St. John’s IceCaps to close out their season series against the team. Peter Holland had two goals in the shootout loss while the Marlies went 2-for-4 on the powerplay. With 44 points, the Marlies currently hold a 2 point lead over the Bulldogs for first in the North Division.

Puck drop is at 8:00 pm ET, catch all of the action on AHL Live. Don’t forget to follow the official Marlies Twitter account (@TorontoMarlies) and join us for the #MarliesLive live chat. We’ll be looking for the #MarliesLive Tweet of the Night and the winner will take home a Marlies prize pack. There’s just a few rules and regs you need to know about so read them here.

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