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Marlies Post Game – Crunch vs Marlies Oct 29th | Leafs Hub
There will be good games. There will be rough games. Last night at the Ricoh Coliseum the Toronto Marlies stepped into a old school style match up versus the Syracuse Crunch in front of their hometown fans. The game itself was less of a track meet and more of a zero ice available type affair. Opening the scoring for the Marlies was Rich Clune, assisted by Nikita Soshnikov and Frederik Gauthier. The Marlies 'Fourth Line' has been more than just a grinder group. Over the last 4 games that trio has a combined 13 points. Impressive to say the least and a line that Coach Sheldon Keefe can put out on the ice in a variety of situations and not feel like its 'just hold on' for 45 seconds while the other lines rest. After that Clune goal, the Marlies controlled play for the remainder of the first period. Outshooting the Crush 13-7 in that frame. I have heard rumblings that it is taking Nikita some extra time to acclimatize to North America. The language barriers and a new life making it tough