The Toronto Marlies defeated the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, by a score of 3-1 in front of a sellout crowd at Ricoh Coliseum this morning.
After a scoreless opening frame, Kevin Porter gave Rochester a 1-0 lead on a powerplay at 57 seconds of the second period. The Marlies would respond at 2:25 when Spencer Abbott notched his 17th goal of the season. Greg McKegg tallied the eventual game winning goal at 18:37 of the middle frame. Trevor Smith added an empty net marker to secure a 3-1 victory for Toronto.
The Marlies return to the ice on Friday night when they travel to Rochester for a 7:05 p.m. game at Blue Cross Arena. For all Toronto Marlies ticket inquiries, please contact the team’s ticket line at 416-597-PUCK (7825) or visit marlies.ca.
Toronto Goal Scorers: Spencer Abbott, Greg McKegg, Trevor Smith (EN)
Rochester Goal Scorer(s): Kevin Porter
· Rochester outshot Toronto 44-36
· Garret Sparks earned his sixth straight victory while Andrey Makarov took the loss
· The Marlies went 0-for-2 on the powerplay and 5-for-6 on the penalty kill