Opening weekend continues for the Marlies as they face the Lake Erie Monsters, AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche today at 5pm at Ricoh Coliseum. This will be the third game in 3 days for the Monsters and the second game in two days for the Marlies. The Monsters hosted the Abbotsford Heat at home on Friday and Saturday and earned a split over the two games.
The Marlies kicked off their season with an exciting 4-3 OT win over the Grand Rapids Griffins Saturday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum. Captain Trevor Smith had the game winning goal in overtime while TJ Brennan had quite the debut in a Marlies jersey with 3 goals and the assist on the game winner for 4 points in total for the game.
Last season, the Marlies had a record of 4-1-3 against the Monsters. This will be the first of 8 meetings between the two teams. Spencer Abbott and Jamie Devane were reassigned by the Leafs to the Marlies this morning and are back on the roster.
Puck drop is at 5pm, catch all of the action on LeafsTV and 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. The lucky winner will win a 2013-14 team autographed Marlies jersey. There’s just a few rules and regs you have to check out so read them here.