The Ricoh Coliseum has been good to the Toronto Marlies, and they hope it stays that way when they return home tonight to host the Norfolk Admirals for Game 3 of the AHL final.
The Marlies finds themselves down 2-0 in the Calder Cup final after losing both games in Norfolk.
However, they are 6-1 at home in the playoffs, and their 24 regular-season wins were the most of any Western Conference team this year.
"We kind of tip-toed around their ice but being back in our barn we'll be ready to go and you'll see a different team," said winger Jay Rosehill.
"You have a routine when you play at home. It's not like we're uncomfortable on the road but it's nice to have things like the fans," said team captain Ryan Hamilton.
The tension between these two clubs is rapidly increasing, which Rosehill says bodes well for Toronto. "With our roster we're not worried," he said. "If they want to come at us like that, let's go. I'm sure they won't because I think they have about one guy who can handle himself."