TORONTO– The Toronto Marlies hosted three games this week and continued to have success because of their offence.
They picked up two wins and their only loss came in overtime; which was good enough for five of a possible six points.
On Wednesday the Marlies defeated the Rochester Americans, for the fifth time in six meetings this season, 4-3 in front of a sold out crowd of 7984 fans.
Friday night Toronto was unable to hold onto a third period lead and ended up losing to the San Antonio Rampage 5-4 in overtime.
The Hamilton Bulldogs came to the Ricoh on Saturday and, despite all the after whistle altercations, the Marlies won easily 5-1.
Toronto currently sits atop the North Division standings with a 27-17-6 record. With 60 points, the Marlies have a seven-point lead over the Americans, who sit second.
A worthy mention can go out this week to Jesse Blacker, who scored his first pro goal and Juraj Mikus, who scored for the first time in 59 games. With that said, here are the Toronto Marlies Hot and Cold performances for the week of February 6th to February 12th.
Season Stats: 16 GP 5 G 8 A 13 PTS
Dupuis registered three goals and an assist in three games this week. He scored twice against the Bulldogs, with his first of the night being the eventual game winner. He now has five goals in his last five games
Season Stats: 47 GP 7 G 14 A 21 PTS
Deschamps had five assists in three games this week, including two multi-point games. Since joining the Marlies he has scored two goals and 14 points in 16 games and is logging big minutes as a top-six left-winger
Season Stats: 43 GP 4 G 16 A 20 PTS
Gysbers picked up three assists against the Bulldogs and leads all Marlies defenceman in scoring. He has also improved at the back end as he is now a plus-9, where as last season he was a minus-4 and the season before minus-8.
Season Stats: 50 GP 10 G 19 A 29 PTS
D’Amigo was held off the scoresheet all three games this week and he has just two assists in his last seven contests. While he is still doing little things right, two shots on goal in three games won’t get the job done.
Season Stats: 49 GP 12 G 15 A 27 PTS
Scott registered no points this week and went minus-2 in the win over the Americans. He hasn’t scored a goal in eight games and has only two assists over that same span of time.
Season Stats: 27 GP 8 G 16 A 24 PTS
Kadri picked up an assist in a loss to the Rampage, but only has two assists in five games since returning to the Marlies from the Leafs. Dating back to his previous stint in the AHL, it has been nine games since he last scored a goal.