TORONTO– This past week the Toronto Marlies played two games and came away with victories in both of them.
Friday they defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs, on the road, by a score of 2-1 and then on Saturday returned home and beat the Albany Devils 4-1.
They improved their record to 15-7-4 and sit atop the North Division with an eight-point lead over the Rochester Americans, the next closest team. They are also sitting fourth overall in AHL league standings.
With that said, here are the Toronto Marlies hot and cold performers for the week of December 5th-11th.
Season Stats: 26 GP 9 G 8 A 17 PTS
Scored two goals and added an assist for three points in two games this week. Has seven points in his last five games and his winning goal on Saturday came shorthanded; his team-leading second of the season. He also leads the team in shots with 88, 26 more than any other player.
Season Stats: 8 GP 6 W 2 L 0 SOL 2.26 GAA .920 SV%
Started both games and stopped 52 of 54 shots combined. His two wins move him back into the team lead with six. Also, he improved his goals against average to 2.26 and his save percentage to a season best .920.
Season Stats: 19 GP 3 G 8 A 11 PTS
Set up two goals on Saturday and leads all Marlies defenceman in scoring despite missing the beginning of the season as a healthy scratch.
Season Stats: 12 GP 0 G 0 A 0 PTS
When Joe Colborne returned to the line up on Friday, Josh Engel moved back to the blue line to make room up front. Paris became the odd D man out and was a healthy scratch for two straight games. He`s currently on loan from the ECHL and overall has been a reliable sixth defenceman.
Season Stats: 18 GP 1 G 2 A 3 PTS
Last Saturday, against the Houston Aeros, Brenner went hard into the boards and has been out of the line up since. Missed both games this week with an undisclosed injury and his time table is unknown.
Season Stats: 13 GP 1 G 0 A 1 PTS
Like Brenner, the rookie forward missed both games this week with an upper-body injury and has missed six consecutive. He expects to be practicing this week but getting some game action is still unknown.
Look for the weekly Toronto Marlies hot and cold every Monday.