Marlies Face Phantoms in Sunday Matinee
The Toronto Marlies (9-7-2-2) and Lehigh Valley Phantoms (12-6-1-1) will face off Sunday for the first time since last year's Eastern Conference Finals, a series the Marlies swept on their way to the first Calder Cup in franchise history.
It's the second straight game against an Atlantic Division opponent for the Marlies who lit up the scoreboard in a 7-4 victory over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday, and enter today's contest with points in their last five games, four of which were wins.
Over the past ten games, each side has lost just three of those in regulation as they start to find their strides and gel with the season entering the third month.
There are a number of familiar faces and names from May's series on both sides, including Marlies leading point-getters Chris Mueller (10G, 11A), Calle Rosen (2G, 16A), Trevor Moore (11G, 5A) and Carl Grundstrom (7G, 9A).
At the other end, Phil Varone is off to a blistering start with 26 points (9G, 17A) in just 20 games and blueliner T.J. Brennan is helping from the back end with 21 points (6G, 15A).
The Phantoms come into the game on the tail-end of a 3-in-3 across the Canadian teams in the North division, beating Laval 3-2 on Friday and Belleville 4-2 yesterday.
Puck drop is scheduled for 4:00 and fans can catch all the action on Leafs Nation Network, TSN 2, NHL Network and AHLTV.
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Head to Head (2018-19 Regular Season)
9-7-2-2 Overall Record 12-6-1-1
0-0-0-0 Head To Head 0-0-0-0
Win 2 Streak Win 2
84 Goals For 81
82 Goals Against 70
20.8% Power Play Percentage 23.1%
78.0% Penalty Kill Percentage 86.7%
T. Moore (11) Leading Goal Scorer G. Carey (12)
C. Mueller (21) Leading Points Scorer P. Varone (26)
E. McAdam (4) Wins Leader C. Hart (6)
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