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Toronto Marlies keep winning streak alive with shootout victory against Cleveland

For the first time this season, the Marlies gave up the first goal, trailed for over 22 minutes throughout the game, and were heavily outplayed in the special teams battle, but they dug in with a big penalty kill in overtime before prevailing in the shootout.

“It was a good sign of some resilience,” said Sheldon Keefe. “We have been winning all sorts of different ways and this is a unique one here today. But I liked how our guys just kind of stayed with it. The way our season has gone, it could’ve been easier to say, ‘It’s not really our day.