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Marlies Clinch Playoff Berth Despite Loss to Abbotsford

Toronto shutout for first time since November 1st, 2012

Toronto Marlies
April 13, 2013

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TORONTO MARLIES (0) -AT- ABBOTSFORD HEAT (3)

Despite tonight’s 3-0 loss to Abbotsford, the Marlies secured a Calder Cup Playoff berth by virtue of Chicago’s 7-3 loss to Rockford. Marlies 2013 playoff tickets go on sale to the public on Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 a.m. (ET). Tickets can be purchased by calling the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or by visiting marlies.ca.

Abbotsford forward Tyler Ruegsegger opened the scoring in tonight’s game at 8:11 of the first period. The Heat would extend their lead when Mike Testwuide notched a powerplay tally at 9:38 of the middle frame. Krys Kolanos secured the victory for Abbotsford, scoring his 17th goal of the season on a powerplay at 5:01 of the third period.

The two teams will conclude their season series on Sunday afternoon at 7 p.m. (ET) at the Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre. Toronto returns home on Tuesday, April 16 for a 7 p.m. contest with the Oklahoma City Barons, AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825).

Abbotsford Goal Scorers: Tyler Ruegsegger (GWG), Mike Testwuide, Krys Kolanos

Game Notes
  • Abbotsford outshot Toronto 26-25
  • Danny Taylor earned the victory while Drew MacIntyre took the loss
  • Toronto went 0-for-6 on the powerplay and 1-for-3 on the penalty kill

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