The Toronto Marlies (41-20-2-4) are in Utica tonight to face the Comets (30-29-4-4) at 7pm for their fourth of six match-ups this season. The last time the Comets and Marlies met was on February 16th in a 2-1 Marlies loss.
The Comets last game was on Sunday where they defeated the Iowa Wild 3-2. Pascal Pelletier had a three point night, while goaltender Joe Cannata made 32 saves. The Comets currently sit in third place in the North Division and are 5 points out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.
The Marlies are coming off of a 6-4 victory at home against the Abbotsford Heat this past Sunday. Six different Marlies tallied for the team, while Drew MacIntyre earned his 27th victory of the season, setting a new franchise record for wins in a single season for a goaltender. The Marlies can make history tonight, as a win would secure them their third straight playoff berth and North Division title.
Puck drop is at 7:00 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.