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Marlies Hold On for Win Over Rochester

Jake Gardiner scores a pair in Marlies victory at home on Saturday

Toronto Marlies
December 9, 2012

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TORONTO MARLIES (4) -VS- ROCHESTER AMERICANS (3)

The Toronto Marlies defeated the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, by a score of 4-3 tonight from Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto.

Nazem Kadri opened the scoring with his sixth goal of the season at 2:30 of the first period. Ryan Hamilton extended Toronto’s lead with his eighth goal of the year coming at the 5:37 mark of the opening frame. Jake Gardiner recorded two powerplay goals in less than 30 seconds just past the midway point of the game , extending the Toronto lead to 4-0. Rochester would cut the lead in half on Jonathan Parker’s first two goals of the season at 13:44 of the middle frame and 12:23 of the third period. Luke Adam pulled the Amerks to within one with less than a minute left in the game.

The Marlies return to the ice tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. when they take on the Abbotsford Heat, AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825).

Toronto Goal Scorers: Nazem Kadri, Ryan Hamilton, Jake Gardiner (2; GWG)
Rochester Goal Scorers: Jonathan Parker (2), Luke Adam

Game Notes
  • Rochester outshot Toronto 35-29
  • With two assists tonight, Keith Aucoin moved into a tie for 11th on the all-time AHL scoring list (799 points).
  • Toronto went 2-for-3 on the powerplay and 3-for-3 on the penalty kill
  • The Marlies have now won four consecutive games

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