Closing out a 12-game regular season series on Tuesday, the Toronto Marlies played host to the St. John’s IceCaps, AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. Despite Toronto’s amazing record – still first overall in the AHL with a 0.730 win percentage – the IceCaps have been a particular thorn all season long. But not this night.
Although the game was closer than the final score may indicate, the Marlies came out on top in this game 4-0, the two teams splitting the season 6-6.
Tim Bozon just misses a rebound as Ty Stanton fights for possession
Shane Conacher trips over Eddie Pasquale chasing loose puck
Matt Frattin ties up Brandon MacNally as Antoine Bibeau focuses on the shot
Brett Lernout swipes a rolling puck from a yawning open net
Richard Clune watches a puck sail past Eddie Pasquale
Through traffic, Antoine Bibeau makes a glove save
Kasperi Kapanen tries a pass through traffic
Tobias Lindberg opens the scoring with a shot through the five hole
Brendan Leipsic gets 5 for boarding Gabriel Dumont and a 10-min misconduct
Frederik Gauthier leans into the faceoff against Gabriel Dumont
Despite being first in the league, the Marlies had been playing poorly lately and needed a win, which they managed by coming back from a 2-0 deficit late in the third period to win the game 3-2 in overtime. (Game highlights here.)
Alex Stalock watches a play develop in practice
Anthony Stolarz works on his mental game in warm up
T. J. Brennan takes no chances in checking the Lehigh forward
From one knee, Eric Faille just misses on a one-timer
Colin Smith refuses to give up size, chasing for the loose puck
Tim Brent takes his chances, diving into a crowd of defenders
Dalton Smith and Taylor Doherty challenge each other as teammates look on
Alex Stalock holds back, letting Marlies Captain Andrew Campbell clear the puck
Brendan Leipsic just misses on a juicy rebound and wide open net behind Anthony Stolarz
Anthony Stolarz just manages to block the shot with his toe
Alex Stalock scrambles across his crease to prevent a late wrap-around attempt
Just over a week ago, I took a few days to wander through different parks and nature trails crisscrossing Toronto…and even with a warm spell melting the snow, I was surprised at how many local birds had already started to make their presence known locally.
Dazzled by its own beauty, the swan feeds slowly
One of a cluster of robins feasting on last autumn’s remains
Emerald shimmers greet the day
A sparrow finds refuge among the tangled branches
A national symbol not too proud to beg
A gull awaits the first sign of food or threat
Securely out of reach, a female mallard rests
A wary robin watches from the underbrush
Deep-diving ducks do their best to elude the photographer
As some of my ever-patient followers of long ago may remember, there was a time that I co-wrote a sketch comedy show called SomeTV!, that we essentially described as the love-child of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and The Muppet Show.
Like any good creative project, this was a labour of love and mass insecurity…and took for-freakin’-ever to see the light of day. Well, seems that day is next Friday (March 11) at 10 pm (ET).
In its inaugural run, SomeTV! will air as a one-hour special on Rogers Television in Toronto (think Wayne’s World), but it should be available shortly thereafter online. So happy to see this project and all the hard work that went into it (not just mine) finally come to life.
Still waiting for my producer, director and Godhead Nicholas Lemon to post the teaser trailer…will update this post when he does!
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