Toronto vs Grand Rapids - Will Acton

It’s interesting looking around the league and seeing some familiar faces as the playoffs enter the second round. Oklahoma City, the very team Toronto met in the conference finals last season, opened their series with a win Thursday. Syracuse, a transplanted Calder Cup winning Norfolk team, too find themselves in the final eight.

And of course there’s the Marlies. The team with unfinished business, left hanging last season as the runner up, motivated to win it all this time around. In the first season after seeing Grand Rapids leave […]

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After a first round sweep of the Western Conference Quarter Finals, here is a little Marlies info to wet your whistle before round 2.

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Toronto’s 3-2 overtime win in-game 3 of the 1st round vs Rochester provided them with a sweep over the Americans in the first round, for the second straight post-season. Marlies forward Will Acton was the hero scoring¬† at the 5:14 mark of the 20 minute extra frame. When it was all said and done, Toronto had 14 skaters pick up at least a point in the opening […]

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Photo courtesy of Graig Abel / Abel Images

Photo courtesy of Graig Abel / Abel Images

Well this seems awfully familiar, doesn’t it? Marlies roll into Rochester, up 2-0 in the series looking to close out strong. The team has seen great performances from their netminder and a bearded gentleman wearing #29 on his sweater while being supported by great numbers at Ricoh Coliseum. Yes, this does seem mighty familiar.

Ahead of game three, here are six things to help get your head in the game:

With two points in game two (1g, 1a), Jerry D’Amigo became the Marlies all-time […]

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Photo courtesy Graig Abel / Abel Images

Photo courtesy Graig Abel / Abel Images

I’m a huge YouTube nerd. Trust me, sometimes I think my family’s planning an intervention. It’s because of this mild obsession with the online video source (one that I’ve patched right through to my television on numerous occasions) that I get a little giddy over the fact that the Marlies YouTube channel finally has a video that struck the one million mark.

Drew MacIntyre’s spectacular behind-the-back glove save is simply one of the greatest things I’ve ever seen. It’d be near impossible to track […]

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Photo courtesy of Graig Abel / Abel Images

Photo courtesy of Graig Abel / Abel Images

Well Saturday was quite the event, now wasn’t it? The Toronto Marlies took a 1-0 lead over the Rochester Americans with a 6-3 win in a game that was tied 3-3 after the second period. As the Marlies look to do it all again and hopefully take a stranglehold of the first round series, here are six things for you to roll around in your noggin ahead of game two:

Drew MacIntyre’s second period save is the single-greatest glove save I have ever […]

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Unfinished Business - Morgan Rielly

Following a trip to the Calder Cup Finals in 2012, which saw the Marlies opponent lift the Calder Cup, members of the Toronto team revisit last season’s journey as they prepare to do it all again this year. Unfinished Business, a Leafs TV special, tells the story of the Toronto Marlies from the moment Norfolk hoisted the cup on June 9th to the final game of the 2012/13 season as told by Korbinian Holzer, Jerry D’Amigo, Morgan Rielly, Dave Poulin and Jon Abbott. Enjoy!

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