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Marlies clinch sixth straight playoff berth

The Toronto Marlies secured a spot in the AHL postseason on Friday night, their sixth consecutive trip to the Calder Cup Playoffs.

The Marlies punched their ticket when St. John’s dropped a 4-3 decision in Albany.

Since missing the playoffs in 2010 and 2011, Toronto has registered six straight 40-win seasons and is closing in on their fifth division title. The Marlies reached the Calder Cup Finals in 2012 and were conference finalists in 2014 and 2016.

The AHL’s 2016-17 regular season ends next Saturday, Apr. 15; for more information and daily updates on the Calder Cup Playoff races, check out the official AHL Playoff Primer.