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Marlies Visit Bridgeport for Midweek Match Up

March 20, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Toronto Marlies News Release

The Toronto Marlies close out their four-game road trip tonight in Bridgeport for their last meeting of the season against the Sound Tigers.

The Marlies will be looking to even up the season series against the Sound Tigers after dropping a 3-2 shootout decision on home ice back on March 2. They'll have their work cut out for them as the Sound Tigers boast a 21-5-2-1 record at home and have won eight of their past 10. They currently sit second in the Atlantic Division and fourth in the Eastern Conference.

With two wins over the weekend, the Marlies have now won six of their last 10 and have a firm hold on third place in the North Division with 78 points, six points ahead of the fourth place Belleville Senators and five points behind the second place Rochester Americans. Special teams situations will be key for the Marlies, who currently have the best road power play in the league (26.5%). They've seen success on the power play in seven straight games heading into tonight and their penalty kill has been perfect in seven of their last eight games.

Player to watch: Chris Mueller is currently riding a nine-game point streak, totaling 16 points (nine goals, seven assists). He has registered two points in seven consecutive games and his nine goals through eight consecutive games is the league's longest goal streak this season. With his second power play assist on Sunday, Jeremy Bracco tied Tim Stapleton for the franchise record in PPA with 29. He has recorded 69 points (18 goals, 51 assists) through 64 games so far this season and continues to lead the AHL in assists.

Puck drops at 7:00 PM on AHLTV.

Head to Head (2018-19 Regular Season)

34-21-6-4 Overall Record 37-20-5-2

0-0-0-1 Head To Head 1-0-0-0

Win 1 Streak Win 1

221 Goals For 203

212 Goals Against 193

23.0% Power Play Percentage 17.0%

80.9% Penalty Kill Percentage 80.9%

C. Mueller (28) Leading Goal Scorer S. Bernier (21)

J. Bracco (69) Leading Points Scorer C. Borque (47)

M. Hutchinson (14) Wins Leader J. Smith (19)

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