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Have you ever played one of those fighter games on a console? Sometimes when you’re losing the match, you’re character gets a power boost when your health falls into the orange territory. The Toronto Marlies are covered in orange at the moment. Game six is set to be played tonight at the Ricoh Coliseum. The Marlies need to win tonight to keep their Calder Cup hopes alive. Game five was an upsetting loss so you’d like to think that the team will come out with a spark.
Possible Game Savers
- Kasperi Kapanen and Justin Holl lead the Marlies in scoring with seven points. It’s hard to ask a defenceman to carry a game, but Kapanen has proven all season that he has the potential to drive play. And if for some reason he can’t, fellow team leader Brendan Leipsic will be looked on to step up as well.
- Rinat Valiev and rookie Andrew Nielsen have been caught too much on the negative side of the score sheet sporting a -5 and -11 between the two. Nielsen has been a major contributor all season, better defensive play on his end will help the Marlies get a W
- Kasimir Kaskisuo has been holding down the net for since Garret Sparks was injured. His numbers aren’t spectacular overall (0.891 Sv%) but he has made some key saves to keep the Marlies in games.
- Carl Grundström has been a beast ever since his first game with the team. He has proven to be a true Babcock-style player and at the same time putting together two goals and three points in four games.
This has been a very heated series, especially after the injury of Freddie the Goat. However, if this team knows anything, it’s playing through adversity. Fans have yet to see the how the Marlies play when backed into a corner. Hopefully we’ll get that tonight.