Marlies Skate Past Amerks
December 7, 2007
Newbury Records A Four Point Night In Toronto’s 15th Win
(ROCHESTER, NY) – The Marlies special teams had a special touch on the road in Rochester as it helped pace them to a win.
Kris Newbury had two goals and four points on the night, as the Marlies scored a 5-2 win over the Americans in Rochester on Friday night.
Simon Gamache, Staffan Kronwall and Jiri Tlusty also added markers for Toronto, who were 3 for 5 with the man advantage.
Gamache scored the only goal of the first period on the power play just under five minutes in, when Newbury sent a pass to a wide open Gamache in front of the net, who just tipped the puck past David Shantz. It snapped an eight game goal-less drought for the forward.
The game opened up in the second period when Anthony Stewart tipped a Peter Aston point shot over the glove of Scott Clemmensen to tie the game 1-1. The Marlies would open up their lead on the power play midway through the period when Kronwall’s low point shot beat Shantz through traffic for his first of the year. 11 seconds later, Newbury re-directed a Tlusty shot through the pads of Shantz for the 3-1 lead. Tlusty added another marker to make it 4-1. Marek Zagrapan closed the gap late in the second when he went hard to the net and tipped the puck past Clemmensen.
Newbury had his second of the night and had the only goal in the third period on the power play to seal the deal. Things got a little rough late in the third as the rivalry between the two North division squads heated up.
Clemmensen made 26 saves for his 9th win of the season.
The Marlies face the Binghamton Senators at Ricoh Coliseum Saturday at 4pm.