The Toronto Marlies are trying to claw their way out of a rut with only eight games remaining in the regular season.
It’s been a rough stretch for the team in their last five games. At times, they’ve dominated play — looking like the team they’ve been all season — until they haven’t.
Toronto has been outscored 18-4 during this five-game losing streak, even being shut out twice in that span. It’s a bout with adversity that the team hasn’t faced all year while dominating the AHL’s North Division.
“At any point, during the season when you go through adverse moments as a team you come out on the other side eventually and you dig your way out, and you learn lessons from it.” Said Marlies head coach Greg Moore.
“We’re still in it right now. We have to do the digging.”
This is uncharted territory for this Marlies team. Only 24 times this season have they lost a game, with 19 of those losses coming in regulation. The rest of their games — 40 to be exact — have been wins, placing them third in the entire AHL in that category.
For a team that’s won this many games in one season, and having a playoff spot locked down, you’d think a five-game …
Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation