Marlies Hold Off Abbotsford Comeback and Score in OvertimeJoe Colborne scores less than a minute into overtime to earn the victory.
March 30, 2013
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TORONTO MARLIES (4) -VS- ABBOTSFORD HEAT (3)
The Toronto Marlies defeated the Abbotsford Heat, AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, by a score of 4-3 in overtime this afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.
Akim Aliu opened the scoring for Abbotsford just over 10 minutes into the opening frame. Toronto would respond with two tallies before the end of the period with Brad Ross scoring on the powerplay and Jamie Devane at even strength. The Marlies would extend their lead at 6:52 of the middle frame when Greg Scott notched his 9th goal of the season. Abbotsford forwards Sven Baertschi and Ben Street notched third period goals just over two minutes apart to tie the game at three. Joe Colborne’s 14th goal of the year gave the Marlies their 38th victory of the season 52 seconds into overtime.
Toronto returns to the ice on Wednesday morning when they host the Lake Erie Monsters, AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. Puck drop is 11 a.m. For all Marlies ticket inquiries please call the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825).
Toronto Goal Scorers: Brad Ross, Jamie Devane, Greg Scott, Joe Colborne (OTW)
Abbotsford Goal Scorers: Akim Aliu, Sven Baertschi, Ben Street
Abbotsford outshot Toronto 22-19
Drew MacIntyre earned the victory, while Barry Brust took the loss
Toronto went 1-for-2 on the powerplay and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill