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Crunch, Marlies to square off in second round

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The schedule has been set for the North Division Finals of the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs, pitting the Syracuse Crunch against the Toronto Marlies.

Game 1 is set for Friday night at the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena.

Both teams advanced to the second round with overtime wins on Friday night. Syracuse defeated St. John’s, 2-1, in Game 4 of their series, while Toronto took a 2-1 triple-overtime decision from Albany to win their series in four games.

This will be the first postseason meeting between the Crunch and the Marlies since 2008, when Toronto erased a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate the Crunch in seven games.

North Division Finals – Series “J” (best-of-7)
N1-Syracuse Crunch vs. N2-Toronto Marlies
Game 1 – Fri., May 5 – Toronto at Syracuse, 7:00
Game 2 – Sat., May 6 – Toronto at Syracuse, 7:00
Game 3 – Tue., May 9 – Syracuse at Toronto, 7:00
Game 4 – Wed., May 10 – Syracuse at Toronto, 7:00
*Game 5 – Sat., May 13 – Toronto at Syracuse, 7:00
*Game 6 – Mon., May 15 – Syracuse at Toronto, 7:00
*Game 7 – Wed., May 17 – Toronto at Syracuse, 7:00
*if necessary… All times Eastern