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The Marlies face the Checkers on home ice tonight.

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The Toronto Marlies are bringing their Calder Cup Playoffs run back home tonight. After splitting the first two games in Charlotte against the Checkers, the team will kick-off a three game homestand tonight. Puck drop will be shortly after 7:00 p.m. at the Coliseum.

Tonight’s game will not be broadcast on TSN, but Thursday and Friday’s games will be shown on TSN2.

Andreas Borgman isn’t perturbed by the loss in Game 2, and thinks the team simply needs to “sharpen up some stuff.”

Meanwhile, Dallas Eakins’ San Diego Gulls are tied with the Chicago Wolves at one win each in their Western Conference series. It would be interesting to see him return to the Coliseum to play the Marlies in the Calder Cup Final, but there’s many games to play for both teams before that can happen.

Other News

The big game today is going to be Canada vs. the USA at the World Championships. Coverage of the game starts at 2:00 p.m. on TSN.

Canada defeated Denmark 4-0 yesterday. The first goal in this clip is by Pierre-Luc Dubois and setup by Jonathan Marchessault had me laughing five seconds before the puck went in the net because it was so obvious what would happen.

William Nylander remains atop his perch as tournament leader in points with 15; 4 goals and 11 assists.

Both Austria and France were relegated out of the top tier because of losses yesterday. Italy and Great Britain will stay in for the 2020 World Championship.

I do admire the Italian team for their sock colours.

The Blues will have a chance to win their series against the Sharks tonight in a game starting at 8:00 p.m. If it doesn’t work out, there will be a Game 7 played on Thursday in San Jose.