Marlies Take Monsters to Overtime but Can't Find Win

Tim Connolly scored for the second time in as many games.

Toronto Marlies
January 24, 2013

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The Lake Erie Monsters, AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, defeated the Toronto Marlies by a score of 4-3 in overtime tonight from Cleveland.

David van der Gulik opened the scoring for the Monsters at 3:53 of the first period. Toronto would respond just past the midway point of the opening frame on Nicolas Deschamps’ sixth goal of the season. The Marlies would grab a 2-1 lead heading into the second period when Simon Gysbers tallied a powerplay goal at 18:33. Michael Sgarbossa’s 15th goal of the year tied the game at two on a powerplay at 7:43 of the middle frame. With the Marlies on a man advantage just over one minute later, Tim Connolly notched his second goal in as many games. Thomas Pock equalized for Lake Erie at 12:52 of the second period. After a scoreless final frame, Michael Sgarbossa notched his second goal of the night, to give the Monsters a 4-3-overtime victory.

Toronto Goal Scorers: Nicolas Deschamps, Simon Gysbers, Tim Connolly

Lake Erie Goal Scorers:
David van der Gulik, Michael Sgarbossa (2; GWG) Thomas Pock

Game Notes
  • Toronto outshot Lake Erie 29-27
  • Calvin Pickard earned the victory while Jussi Rynnas took the loss
  • The Marlies went 2-for-8 on the powerplay and 4-for-5 on the penalty kill

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