TORONTO- It was a busy week for the Toronto Marlies as they played Tuesday night and then three more times over the weekend, coming away with just one victory.
Tuesday they lost at home 4-3 in overtime to the Grand Rapids Griffins and then lost to them again on Friday night 6-3 in Grand Rapids.
The Marlies returned home Saturday afternoon and shutout the Houston Aeros 4-0 but fell to the St. John’s IceCaps 4-2 on Sunday.
Currently, the Marlies are 13-7-4, which is good enough for a seven-point lead atop the North Division.
With that said, here are the hot and cold performers for the week of November 28th to December 4th.
Season Stats: 17 GP 7 G 14 A 21 PTS
Named AHL player of the month for November after scoring 17 points in 12 games. Score Six points in four games this week and is riding an eight-game point streak
Season Stats: 20 GP 1 G 3 A 4 PTS
He scored his first professional goal on Saturday against the Aeros. Playing a checkers role, Acton has gone from an uncertainty, to a key role on the Marlies.
Season Stats: 24 GP 7 G 7 A 14 PTS
Had a career high four points, registering two goals and two assists, on Saturday and has worked his way up to second-line status
Season Stats: 10 GP 4 W 6 L 0 SOL 3.59 GAA .879 SV%
He’s been inconsistent and his numbers show. Allowed six goals on 33 shots on Friday and it looks as if the club has more faith in ECHL call up, Mark Owuya.
Season Stats 24 GO 0 G 5 A 5 PTS
He hasn’t recorded a point in nine games even though he’s seeing an increase in time on the power play.
Marlies Penalty Kill
Season Stats: 95/110 86.3% 3rd in AHL
The Marlies penalty kill dropped out of first place after allowing six power-play goals against in 23 opportunities this week. It has given up a goal in seven straight games.
Look for the Toronto Marlies hot and cold performers every Monday.