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Matt Frattin, Joe Colborne and Nazem Kadri celebrate together - Photo courtesy Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Matt Frattin, Joe Colborne and Nazem Kadri celebrate together – Photo courtesy Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

If I had a dollar for every time I was told to look at the bigger picture, I’d be rich.

Especially as the season progresses, it becomes easier and easier to find satisfaction in the now and ever harder to see how all the cogs drive the machine – even the small ones.

This started out as an effort to put into context many of the recent events for ...

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Photo courtesy of Graig Abel / Abel Images

In the face of the Marlies largest ever goal deficit in a playoff loss, the words from their steadying coach was simply ‘live in it for a few minutes and let it go.’ The playoffs are all about one game at a time. One win. One loss.

A blowout victory won’t win a team a series any more than a big loss determines their fate. But rather how a team responds to the ups and downs of the post season, that is what’s ...

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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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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

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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Toronto vs Norfolk - Ryan Hamilton

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 ...

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