Marlies Defeat Crunch for Fourth Win in Five Games

Mike Zigomanis earned his 400th career AHL point.

Toronto Marlies
March 6, 2013

The Toronto Marlies defeated the Syracuse Crunch, AHL affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning, by a score of 6-3 in front of a sold out crowd at Ricoh Coliseum. Today’s game marked the first of two school day games for the Marlies.

                In a penalty filled opening period, each team would register two goals despite the Crunch outshooting the Marlies 22-5. Philip-Michael Devos and J.T. Brown notched goals for Syracuse, while Ryan Hamilton and Spencer Abbott scored for Toronto. Paul Ranger, Jesse Blacker and Spencer Abbott scored unanswered tallies in the middle frame, giving the Marlies a 5-2 lead heading into the third period. Ryan Hamilton scored into an empty net to secure the victory for Toronto.

                The Marlies return to the ice on Saturday afternoon when they host the Abbotsford Heat, AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames. Puck drop is 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).
Toronto Goal Scorers: Ryan Hamilton (2), Spencer Abbott (2), Paul Ranger, Jesse Blacker (GWG)
Syracuse Goal Scorers: Philip-Michael Devos, J.T. Brown, Alex Hutchings
Game Notes
·         Syracuse outshot Toronto 43-19
·         Drew MacIntyre earned the victory, while Riku Helenius took the loss
·         Toronto went 3-for-8 on the powerplay and 6-for-7 on the penalty kill

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