Boxing Day Road Win

John Bartlett
December 26, 2007

Marlies Kick Off Four Games In Five Nights With Win

(ROCHESTER, NY) – The Marlies picked up right where they left off before Christmas, with a win in Rochester.

Kris Newbury scored the game winning goal early in the second period as the Marlies earned their fourth straight victory with a 2-1 win over the Americans in Rochester on Boxing Day. It also marked the 10th straight loss for the Americans, tying a franchise record that dates back to 1988.

John Mitchell had the other Toronto goal, while David Brine had the lone Amerk marker.

Brine opened the scoring in the first period after banking in a blocked shot rebound in the slot, past the low stick side of Justin Pogge. Mitchell tied the game up 1-1 on the power play late in the first, when he one-timed a David Ling cross ice pass over the glove of Tyler Plante.

Newbury had the lone goal of the second period, after Brent Aubin knocked down a clearing attempt on the right boards and set up Newbury in the slot for a tip past the stick side of Plante.

Neither team found the board in the third, despite an empty net attempt by the Amerks late in the third.

Pogge made 22 saves for the win, while Plante stopped 18 in the loss.

Toronto was 1 for 6 on the power play while Rochester was 0 for 8.

The Marlies play host to the Grand Rapids Griffins Thursday night at Ricoh Coliseum for Doug Gilmour Bobblehead night. Game time is 7:30pm.

ICE CHIPS: With the call-up of Scott Clemmensen to Leafs late in the afternoon, the Marlies signed 36 year-old Rochester netminder Len Perno to back-up Pogge. He appeared in 3 AHL games with Binghamton and Rochester last in the 1996-97 season for a total of 44 minutes played.

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