The Toronto Marlies have been having one of the best seasons in NHL history this year, putting up monstrous wins (including double digit wins on multiple occasions) – and now, they’ll have managed to finish the regular season with a record-setting number of points for their franchise, as well.
The Marlies took home a 3-0 win over the Albany Devils on Saturday afternoon, bringing the team’s running points total on the season to 110 and counting. That surpasses their previous single season points record (set in the 2007-08 season) by a point with three games left to play on the season.
This was a stark contrast to how the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs finished their year, as the major league club finished their year dead last in the NHL with 69 points through 82 games played. This was to be expected, though; the Leafs intentionally left some of their best and brightest young players in the AHL for the year, which helped the NHL club with a rebuild year while also creating a franchise-best AHL roster in the process.
The Marlies still have three home games left to play before they start their post-season run, with a game against the Hartford Wolf Pack on Wednesday and then Saturday/Sunday games against the Rochester Americans. Even if they lose all three games, though, they’ll still finish the year with the record – which is an impressive feat in itself.