Toronto vs Abbotsford - Mike Zigomanis

It would be the greatest understatement of the season thus far if I simply said last night didn’t end the way the Marlies had hoped.

After a pair of outstanding saves from Ben Scrivens and a goal by Leo Komarov that was waived off, the Marlies must have still felt momentum heading into the third. Unfortunately two goals in three seconds dictated a different outcome.

After a heartbreaking loss, however, I received one of the most reassuring tweets from @CVS521 :

http://twitter.com/CVS521/status/264223713090736128

I chuckled.

So back at it for the second against Abbotsford in as many ...

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Toronto vs Abbotsford - Nazem Kadri

When I think of the Abbotsford Heat, do you want to know what I think of?

I recall three straight seasons the Marlies closed out against their west coast rival, two without a hope of the post-season.

I remember Greg Scott notching his his first career hat-trick in Abbotsford.

Above all, I am taken back to the very moment the Marlies new they were heading to the conference finals; having scored an overtime goal to take their fourth straight against the Heat. In a recent chat with Mike Zigomanis, the goal scorer, he ...

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AHL Toronto vs Hamilton - Will Acton

For the third time in eight days the Toronto Marlies go toe to toe with Hamilton, instilling in the 40 on the ice and the countless watching that the AHL battle of Ontario is alive and well.

I feel like I should parade around the ring holding a sign with a giant ’3′ painted in bold lettering. After all, the referee’s whistle to start the game is close enough to the ringing of the bell.

The Marlies make their second trip to Hamilton in this fledgling season, accounting for the only games ...

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Kenny Ryan

So here we go, one more game and we will have all made it through our first three-in-three of the season. The more of these I experience, the more respect I gain for the players.

Thankfully for us all, this is one of only five this season. So we’re 20% of the way through.

Sunday brings with it a game against the Grand Rapids Griffins – AHL affiliate to the Detroit Red Wings. This is one of four meetings between the two clubs, half as many as last season as the Griffins ...

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Toronto vs Hamilton -

As Toronto prepares to host Hamilton for the first time this season, they also search for their first points against the QEW rival.

The Bulldogs took game one of the home-and-home set on Friday by a score of 4-1, notching three unanswered tallies before Toronto posted one. Louis Leblanc, playing on a line with former Marlies forward Darryl Boyce, scored a pair of goals.

So with that out of the way, what are we waiting for? Let’s get at this:

Toronto has posted 40 shots in the past two games and allowed a ...

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Toronto vs. Hamilton - Joe Colborne

The AHL season doesn’t really feel like the AHL season until the first edition of the AHL Battle of Ontario. And while we had to wait until early December last season, both Hamilton and Toronto will host the other this weekend.

That’s right, it’s a home and home; AHL rivalry style.

Including the two preseason meetings (which Toronto won both) the Marlies and Bulldogs will square off 14 times this season, including a pair of home & home contests.

For those who want the low down ahead of the game, here are my ...

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