Two Goals in Thirty Seconds Seasl Marlies Fate in Hamilton

Matt Frattin scored a pair of goals in his first game back from injury

Toronto Marlies
November 16, 2012

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The Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 6-3 tonight from Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.

Playing in his first game since last year’s playoffs, Matt Frattin opened the scoring on the powerplay at the 8:53 mark of the first period. Hamilton would reply just over three minutes later, as Morgan Ellis recorded his first goal of the season. The Bulldogs would add two late goals from Alexander Avtsin and Brendan Gallagher to take a 3-1 lead heading into the middle frame. Hamilton outshot Toronto 14-9 in the opening period. Matt Frattin would notch his second goal of the night just past the 12-minute mark of the second period, cutting the Bulldogs lead to one. Toronto outshot Hamilton 12-4 in the middle frame. Jerry D’Amigo tied the game at three early in the third period, before Joonas Nattinen, Aaron Palushaj and Brandon Gallagher recorded consecutive goals for Hamilton to secure a 6-3 victory.

The AHL’s battle of Ontario resumes tomorrow afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum with puck drop set for 3 p.m. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825). The game can also be seen live on Rogers Sportsnet One.

Toronto Goal Scorers: Matt Frattin (2), Jerry D’Amigo

Hamilton Goal Scorers: Morgan Ellis, Alexander Avtsin, Brendan Gallagher (2), Joonas Nattinen (GWG), Aaron Palushaj

Game Notes
  • Matt Frattin made his return to the Toronto lineup for the first time since last season’s playoffs
  • Nazem Kadri recorded two assists in tonight’s game. He now has six points in his last three games
  • Jake Gardiner led the Marlies in shots on goal with six
  • Ben Scrivens stopped 23 of 28 shots in the loss
  • Toronto was 1-for-6 on the powerplay and 3-for-4 on the penalty kill
  • Hamilton outshot Toronto 29-26
  • Toronto finishes their eight-game road trip with a record of 5-3-0-0

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