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The Toronto Marlies exit the Calder Cup Playoffs after a Game 7 loss last night.

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The Toronto Marlies were eliminated from the Calder Cup Playoffs last night. It was a tough battle, with a common narrative through all seven games: both teams won only on home ice. Unfortunately for the Marlies, the Syracuse Crunch had the home ice advantage, and they won Game 7 of the series.

The Crunch move on to face the Providence Bruins, who eliminated the Hershey Bears last night, also in a Game 7.

We’ll have more on the Marlies today. Here are some recaps in the interim.

Road woes sink Toronto Marlies again - MLHS
The Marlies struggled to find any semblance of their best form on the road during these playoffs, and that was the case again tonight despite Toronto holding the lead for 16 minutes of Game 7.

Crunch score five unanswered goals to send the Marlies packing - Raw Charge
The Syracuse Crunch is moving onto the Eastern Conference Finals!

Meanwhile the Peguins were absolutely humiliated last night in a 5-1 thrashing by the Senators. This really is the darkest timeline. Here’s a video that is a summary of the Penguins game last night.

Ottawa Senators dismantle Pittsburgh Penguins in 5-1 victory - Silver Seven
It was an utterly dominant game for Ottawa.

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