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Toronto vs Grand Rapids - Carter Ashton

It’s all about one game.

If you win one you still have to win another. You have to do it 15 times before you’re given the ultimate prize. But neither Toronto nor Grand Rapids have done that yet. Each of them still have to win the next game. And then the one after.

As long as there’s a game to play there remains the ability to win. And as the Marlies head into a game which holds in the balance the remainder of their season, it will be their ability to win ...

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It’s a seven game series and putting a team away for four games is no simple feat.

Those sentiments were shared by veteran defenceman Mike Komisarek following practice on Thursday, one day ahead of game four. Although he wasn’t part of the Marlies squad that fell in the finals last season, the blue liner knows the feeling all too well. As part of the 2003 Hamilton team, Komisarek advanced to the cup finals. The Bulldogs took the series the distance, but in the end they were shutout in game seven and watched ...

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When significant distance lays between opponents, the American Hockey League may switch the format of the seven game series from the accustomed 2-2-1-1-1 to a modified 2-3-2. In effect cutting out a trip by giving the lower seeded team three at home.

And that’s where we find ourselves today. Grand Rapids returns home having split the first two games in Toronto and the Griffins now have three straight on home soil ahead of them.

This however is not unfamiliar territory for the Marlies. After a long ...

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

DESSERT

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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Toronto vs Grand Rapids - Will Acton

I never really liked road games.

I understand they’re necessary but there’s nothing that can compare to rolling into a familiar rink, getting some fresh popcorn and taking in some afternoon puck. However, if you were to look outside my window right now you would get why I’m thankful the Marlies are closing out 2012 in Grand Rapids.

Yepp, I said it. Closing out 2012. It’s the last game for the Marlies in the calendar year.

I’m almost sad to see it go. Think of all the incredible things that 2012 ...

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