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Marlies Tie Series with Victory Over Griffins

Will Acton scored the game winning goal for the second time in three games.

Toronto Marlies
May 11, 2013

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TORONTO MARLIES (3) -VS- GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS (2)

The Toronto Marlies defeated the Grand Rapids Griffins by a score of 4-2 this afternoon, tying the Western Conference Semi-Final series at one game apiece.

After a scoreless opening period, Tomas Jurco gave the Griffins a 1-0 lead at 8:36 of the middle frame. The lead was short lived as Ryan Lasch tallied his first goal of the post-season just under two minutes later. The two teams would exchange shorthanded goals before the end of the period, with Greg Scott scoring for the Marlies and Landon Ferraro responding for the Griffins. Will Acton scored the game winning goal at 2:36 of the third period. Greg Scott secured the victory for the Marlies with an empty net marker at 18:41.

The best-of-seven series now shifts to Grand Rapids for games three, four and five. The two teams return to the ice on Wednesday, May 15 at Van Andel arena. Puck drop is 7 p.m. For all Toronto Marlies ticket inquiries please call the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825).

Toronto Goal Scorers:
Ryan Lasch, Greg Scott (2), Will Acton (GWG)
Grand Rapids Goal Scorers: Tomas Jurco, Landon Ferraro

Game Notes
  • Grand Rapids outshot Toronto 32-31
  • Drew MacIntyre earned the victory while Petr Mrazek took the loss
  • Toronto went 1-for-5 on the powerplay and 5-for-5 on the penalty kill

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