Marlies Drop Griffins on Milestone Afternoon in Toronto

Keith Aucoin seized 1tth all-time in AHL scoring and Jussi Rynnas nabs team's shutout record.

Toronto Marlies
December 16, 2012

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The Toronto Marlies defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins, AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, by a score of 5-0 this afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.

After a scoreless first period, Keith Aucoin gave Toronto a 1-0 lead, 20 seconds into the middle frame. The goal marked Aucoin’s 800th career AHL point, moving him into sole possession of 11th all-time on the AHL scoring list. Nazem Kadri would record his seventh goal of the season at 6:59, giving the Marlies a 2-0 lead. Aucoin then tallied his second goal of the afternoon on a powerplay with three seconds left in the period, pushing Toronto’s lead to 3-0. The Marlies would add two goals in less than 45 seconds during the third period to secure a 5-0 victory. With the shutout, Jussi Rynnas moved into sole possession of first place on the all-time Toronto Marlies shutout list.

Toronto will travel to Cleveland for a Wednesday night game with the Lake Erie Monsters, AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. Toronto returns home for two games next weekend. 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 (2; GWG), Nazem Kadri, Nicolas Deschamps, Ryan Hamilton
Grand Rapids Goal Scorer (s):

Game Notes
  • Grand Rapids outshot Toronto 31-26
  • Toronto went 2-for-7 on the powerplay and 7-for-7 on the penalty kill
  • With his goal tonight, Ryan Hamilton is now just one shy of tying Jeremy Williams for first place all-time in goals by a Toronto Marlies player (74)

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