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A Night of Firsts as Marlies Roll Over Hamilton 5-0

Jussi Rynnas registers a shutout as four players notch their first goals of the season.

Toronto Marlies
October 20, 2012

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HAMILTON BULLDOGS (0) -AT- TORONTO MARLIES (5)

The Toronto Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs – AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens – by a score of 5-0 tonight from Ricoh Coliseum.

Greg McKegg opened the scoring for Toronto with his first goal of the season, 51 seconds into the opening period. Five minutes later, Kenny Ryan capitalized on a feed from Keith Aucoin to make it 2-0 for the Marlies. Ryan notched his second goal of the game and second of the season just past the midway point of the first period to give Toronto a three goal lead heading into the middle frame. Nicolas Deschamps and Mike Kostka scored less than two minutes apart early in the second period to secure the win for Toronto.

The Marlies will play their third game in as many days against the Grand Rapids Griffins – AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings – tomorrow afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum. Puck drop is set for 3 p.m. Tickets for the game are still available and can be purchased by calling the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or by visiting marlies.ca.

Toronto Goal Scorers:
Greg McKegg, Kenny Ryan (2), Nicolas Deschamps, Mike Kostka
Hamilton Goal Scorer(s):

Game Notes
  • Jussi Rynnas stopped 31 shots to pick up the shutout for Toronto
  • Leo Komarov recorded his first career AHL point
  • Toronto went 1-for-7 on the powerplay and 7-for-7 on the penalty kill
  • Keith Aucoin recorded his first three points as a member of the Marlies
  • Attendance: 7,618

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