TORONTO– Normally a Toronto Marlies hot and cold performers covers Monday through Sunday but because of the holiday weekend in Toronto this edition will cover Monday to Monday instead.
The Toronto Marlies continued their longest home stretch of the season picking up three wins in four games this week.
The Marlies needed overtime in a tight contest with the Adirondack Phantoms on Tuesday but they skated away with a 2-1 victory.
Toronto blew a 3-0 lead against the Rockford IceHogs on Friday night before winning, again in overtime, this time by a score of 4-3.
In their final meeting of the season, the St John’s IceCaps came to Toronto on Saturday and defeated the Marlies 2-1.
The loss to the IceCaps was the first one in regulation time at home for Toronto in six outings.
On holiday Monday, the Marlies bounced back from their loss and defeated the Lake Erie Monsters 4-1.
The victory tied the season series with Lake Erie at four wins apiece with two more games to play.
Toronto is now 30-18-6 and sit atop the North Division with 10-point lead over the Monsters, who are in second.
Here are the Toronto Marlies hot and cold performers for February 13th to February 21th.
Season Stats: 53 GP 21 G 19 A 40 PTS
Hamilton scored three goals and picked up an assist this week and now has 10 points in his last 10 games. More importantly, his goal against Gerald Coleman of the Monsters was his team-leading and career-high 21st of the season. His previous best of 20 was scored in 2008 with the Houston Aeros.
Season Stats:54 GP 12 G 20 A 32 PTS
D’Amigo went pointless for six games but broke out against the Monsters with two goals and an assist. It was the first time in his pro career that he had a multi-goal game but third time this season he had three points.
Season Stats: 8-5-1 2.15 GAA .924 SV%
Had a .935 save-percentage in two overtime wins this week and has won his last three starts overall. He hasn’t played enough minutes to qualify as a league leader, but if he did his stats would be top-five in the AHL. He also picked up his first career assist on Nazem Kadri’s goal against the Phantoms.
Season Stats: 46 GP 1 G 13 A 14 PTS
Blacker played against the Phantoms but has missed the last three games with an oblique injury. He’s expected to return to the line up by next weekend, which would help a Marlies D core that is hampered with injuries.
Season Stats: 51 GP 7 G 14 A 21 PTS
After picking up five points in three games last week, Deschamps went missing and didn’t pick up a single point in the four games since. He has also gone 13 games since his last goal.
Season Stats: 34 GP 1 G 0 A 1 PTS
Neuber suited up against the Phantoms but has only played in two games all of February. With Colton Orr back in the line up, the chance of Neuber taking minutes as the enforcer seems minimal right ow.