This is just going to be a short one. But my heart smiled when I saw these pics from the Marlies instagram account as the team visits the Hospital for Sick Kids today for their annual bingo tournament. It’s great knowing that spreading cheer extends through all 12 months of the year. Enjoy a few of the snapshots from the day’s event.
By Clayton Hansler, Posted on February 27, 2013
Here are six thoughts relating to tonight’s game:
Toronto has lost only one of six meetings against the Americans this season
Marlies are only one point out of first of the North division, which would vault them into third place in the conference
Ryan Hamilton leads the team with 21 goals and 34 points
Rochester has three players (Porter, Mancari, Brennan) with 35 or more points, two of which are over 40
The Americans have only a single win in their last five
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Games at hand. The amount of games a team has played can help determine where they end up in the standings. It played in Toronto’s favour, following a win on Sunday, as the Marlies jumped from 8th to 3rd in the Western Conference. This is why the point continues to be made – the stretch of 10 straight home games (now 8) carries a lot of weight for the Marlies because of how they are positioned in the standings. At 51 games played heading into this week, Toronto has 27 ...
Here is six things to keep in mind ahead of today’s game:
Marlies have defeated the IceCaps in three of four meetings this season
Spencer Abbott has collected a point in each of the past two games and leads all Marlies rookies with 22 points this season
The Marlies have only four wins over the past 15 games and presently hold 8th place in the Western Conference
The IceCaps have had only a pair of wins over the past eight games and rank 14th in the Eastern Conference
The Toronto powerplay ...
Joe Colborne is 1 point away from 30 this season and has been one of the most productive Marlies since the new year. Totalling 12 points in January, the big centre has followed that effort up with 7 points, thus far, in February. He enters this weekend’s play off a 3 point performance in Syracuse, which saw him tally 2 goals in regulation and one more in the shootout. The Calgary native is only 10 points behind his Marlie career high of 39 and 14 points in rears of staking ...
Hear are six things to keep in mind ahead of tonight’s game in Syracuse:
2012 Calder Cup champions Norfolk Admirals relocated to Syracuse during the offseason; this is their first meeting with the Marlies
Crunch netminder Riku Helenius was just named the CCM/AHL Player of the Week having recorded three wins with two shutouts along the way
Syracuse has most recently won four straight and sit first in the Eastern Conference
Marlies netminder Drew MacIntyre has allowed only two regulation goals in his two starts for the Marlies
Jake Gardiner leads his team ...