Marlies Earn Win Over Bulldogs in Front of Home Crowd

Mike Mottau set up Nicolas Deschamps for the game winning goal.

Toronto Marlies
February 2, 2013

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The Toronto Marlies defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs, AHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, by a score of 4-2 this afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.

Photo courtesy of TSG Hamilton would open the scoring on a Zack Stortini tally at 7:22 of the first period. Just over ten seconds later, Gabriel Dumont made it 2-0 for the Bulldogs on his 14th goal of the season. Carter Ashton’s 9th goal of the year would cut the lead in half at 12:49 of the second period. The Marlies tied the game at two before the end of the frame on a powerplay goal from Simon Gysbers. Nicolas Deschamps would give Toronto their first lead of the game at 3:45 of the third period. Spencer Abbott added an insurance marker with just less than ten minutes remaining in the game.

Toronto Goal Scorers:
Carter Ashton, Simon Gysbers, Nicolas Deschamps (GWG), Spencer Abbott
Hamilton Goal Scorers: Zack Stortini, Gabriel Dumont

Game Notes
  • Toronto outshot Hamilton 33-28
  • Jussi Rynnas earned the victory while Robert Mayer took the loss
  • Toronto went 1-for-6 on the powerplay and 2-for-2 on the penalty kill

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