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Marlies’ Playoff Run Ends in Overtime Heartbreaker against Senators

Belleville, Ontario – In a heart-stopping showdown at the CAA Arena, the Toronto Marlies‘ playoff journey came to an abrupt end as they fell to the Belleville Senators in overtime, with a final score of 4-3. The defeat in the decisive Game 3 of the first-round series dashed the Marlies’ hopes of advancing further in the postseason.

The game started with Belleville taking an early lead in the first period, courtesy of a goal by Imama just 2 minutes and 21 seconds into the contest. However, the Marlies quickly responded in the second period, with Rifai finding the back of the net to tie the game at 1-1. Belleville then surged ahead with goals from Currie and Chartier, but Toronto fought back with a shorthanded goal from Shaw, keeping the score close at 3-2 heading into the final frame.

In the third period, the Marlies refused to go down without a fight, as Pietroniro scored to level the game at 3-3. With tensions running high and both teams battling for the win, the game headed into overtime.

Despite a valiant effort from the Marlies, it was Belleville who ultimately emerged victorious, as Pilon netted the game-winner just 2 minutes and 17 seconds into the extra period, sealing the series victory for the Senators and ending the Marlies’ playoff run.

With their playoff journey now at an end, the Marlies will look to regroup and focus on the offseason as they prepare for the challenges that lie ahead in the next campaign.


The Marlies put up a spirited fight throughout the series, showcasing their talent and determination on the ice. While the end result may not have been what fans had hoped for, there’s no denying the excitement and intensity of playoff hockey. As the team reflects on this season and begins to look ahead, there’s optimism for the future. With a strong core of players and a resilient mindset, the Marlies will undoubtedly come back even stronger next season, hungry for success and eager to make another playoff push.

Ennio Sorgini

Ennio Sorgini is our Hockey Analyst, specializing in coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Marlies. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for the sport, Sorgini provides expert analysis, player insights, and game breakdowns for both teams. For inquiries or feedback, contact Ennio at

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