Toronto Marlies 5, Abbotsford Heat 0
The Game in 6, Dallas Eakins interview and game summary after the jump.
Game in 6
From the Marlies:
“The Toronto Marlies defeated the Abbotsford Heat, AHL affiliate of the Calgary Flames, by a score of 5-0 this afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum. The win marked Torontoâ€™s sixth victory in their last seven games.
Ryan Hamilton opened the scoring just past the midway point of the first period. Abbotsford outshot Toronto 10-6 in the opening frame. The Marlies would add to their lead in the second period with Nazem Kadri recording his second goal of the season and 11thÂ point in his last five games, at the 2:03 mark. The Heat outshot the Marlies 8-6 in the middle period. Toronto would extend the lead once again in the third period with goals coming from Nicolas Deschamps, Matt Frattin and Will Acton in a span of eight minutes.
Toronto now heads out on a four-game road trip, with games against Binghamton, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Hershey and Rochester. The road trip begins in Binghamton this coming Thursday with puck drop set for 6 p.m. The Marlies return home on Saturday, December 1 for a 7 p.m. game against the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres. To purchase your Marlies tickets, please call the teamâ€™s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visitÂ marlies.ca.
Toronto Goal Scorers:Â Ryan Hamilton (GWG), Nazem Kadri, Nicolas Deschamps, Matt Frattin, Will Acton
Abbotsford Goal Scorer(s):
- Nazem Kadri recorded two points in todayâ€™s game, giving him 11 points in his last five games
- Will Acton registered his first multi-point game of the season
- Ben Scrivens stopped 24 shots to earn the shutout, while Leland Irving took the loss
- Toronto went 1-for-2 on the powerplay and 6-for-6 on the penalty kill”