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Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Seven games and counting. The end of the regular season is just weeks away. With a win in St. John’s on Friday night, the Marlies are poised for a decent end-of-season ranking – but they’re not out of the woods yet. Not a single Western Conference team has yet to clinch a playoff spot, Marlies included, so their focus is on another win Saturday against the IceCaps. Here are six things to roll around in your mind ahead of puck drop:

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Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Photo courtesy of Christian Bonin / TSG Photo

Friday starts a four game stretch for the Marlies which will see the Toronto team span all of Canada’s time zones. With only four points between the Marlies and the western conference leading Texas Stars, four wins could go a long way to earning the top spot. The Marlies will start Friday evening in St. John’s for the first of back-to-back games against the IceCaps. Here are six things you should know ahead of the game:

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Following the NHL trade deadline, Toronto’s hockey teams rosters have remained in tact. In fact, the AHL version has grown, following the completion of playoff runs in the CHL. A trio of OHL’ers have migrated to the American Hockey League to join the Marlies.

Garret Sparks played 60 of his club’s 68 games this season. While with the Guelph Storm, Sparks put up 36 regular season wins to lead the OHL and  to go along with a .917 save

percentage. The Elmhurst, Illinois native also finished first in that league in minutes ...

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Toronto vs St. John's - Ryan Hamilton

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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 ...

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Picture by TSG Photo

Want to know the best part of the Marlies game being snowed out on Friday forcing the team to stay an extra day and play a rescheduled Sunday game? There’s not much to change for the Saturday preview.

Catch the preview originally intended for Friday, but equally applicable for Saturday.

We’ve all wondered the same thing and, without request nor anticipation, it seems January (11th) 12th is the day to answer. With the imminent return of the NHL, how will the Toronto Marlies fare?

After suffering a low scoring ...

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Toronto vs San Antonio - Spencer Abbot, Mike Kostka, Ryan Hamilton, Keith Aucoin

I usually have some sort of fancy opening relating hockey to life, or to the time of year, or perhaps just a few words attempting wit. Today all I’m going to open with is 7-2-1-0.

That is the Marlies record over the last ten games. At the moment it’s the second best in the league. By the end of the day, a win could bring the team the league’s best record over the past ten as well as the division’s top spot. Abbotsford, who presently hold the first place ...

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