Marlies Take Saturday Night Win in St. John'sJoe Colborne notches three points in win.
January 12, 2013
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TORONTO MARLIES (6) -AT- ST. JOHN'S ICECAPS (2)
The Toronto Marlies defeated the St. John’s IceCaps, AHL affiliate of the Winnipeg Jets, by a score of 6-2 tonight at the Mile One Centre in Newfoundland.
The IceCaps would jump out to an early 1-0 lead when Eric O’Dell scored his 6th goal of the season just 12 seconds into the game. Toronto would respond with Keith Aucoin and Spencer Abbott notching powerplay goals just over one minute apart. Marlies forward Greg Scott would score shorthanded at 14:18 to give the Marlies a 3-1 lead heading into the middle frame. Eric O’Dell’s second goal of the game at 15:31 was the lone tally of the second period. Toronto would strike again on the powerplay with Joe Colborne scoring his 5th goal of the year at 4:37 of the final period. Jerry D’Amigo and Carter Ashton secured the victory for the Marlies with two late goals.
The second half of back-to-back games against St. John’s goes tomorrow afternoon at 12:30 p.m. (Eastern). The Marlies return home on January 26 when they take on the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins, AHL affiliate of the Pittsburgh Penguins, at 5 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825).
Toronto Goal Scorers: Keith Aucoin, Spencer Abbott, Greg Scott (GWG), Joe Colborne, Jerry D’Amigo (EN), Carter Ashton
St. John’s Goal Scorers: Eric O’Dell (2)
- Toronto continues to rank 1st (tie) in the Western Conference Standings with a record of 22-10-1-2
- The Marlies went 3-for-5 on the powerplay and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill
- Joe Colborne recorded 3 points in tonight’s game, giving him 8 points in his last 4 games
- Jussi Rynnas earned the victory, while Eddie Pasquale took the loss
- Toronto outshot St. John’s 24-21