TORONTO– An early two-goal lead wasn’t enough for the Toronto Marlies as they fell to the Texas Stars 4-3 in overtime Thursday night in American Hockey League action.
The Marlies were led by Ryan Hamilton with two goals and Joe Colborne who had a goal and an assist.
Mike Zigomanis chipped in with two assists of his own.
Colton Sceviour, Scott Glennie, Tomas Vincour and Francis Wathjer each scored for the Stars.
Jussi Rynnas made 27 saves for the loss as Richard Bachman turned aside 30 shots for the victory.
Colborne opened the scoring on the power play at 18:57 of the first period to give the Marlies a 1-0 lead.
Hamilton doubled the lead to 2-0 just 19 second into the second period with another power-play goal.
At 4:02 Glennie scored to cut the lead in half and, before the period was through, Vincour tied the game at two with his sixth of the season.
A little over five minutes into the third period, Sceviour scored to give the Stars their first lead of the game at 3-2.
Toronto dominated the third period in shots, 9-4, and with 44 seconds left to play, Hamilton scored his second of the game to force overtime.
But, just 45 seconds into overtime, Wathjer scored for the 4-3 win.
The loss was the Marlies third in a row and they have all been on the road. Hopefully they can turn things around as they still have six more road games to play before returning home November 19th.
Up next for Toronto is the San Antonio Rampage who they will play Saturday November 5th at 8pm.
- Matt Lashoff and Marcel Mueller both sat out with injuries
- Matt Frattin earned his first AHL point with an assist on Colborne’s goal
- Nazem kadri picked up his first point in three games with the Marlies, assisting on Hamilton’s second goal of the game
- Keith Aulie left in the second period with an upper- body injury and did not return. Has accompanied team to San Antonio and will be re-evaluated
- Jussi Rynnas has been in net for four of the Marlies five losses
- Greg Scott led the team with five shots on goal
- Marlies are 1-1-2 when scoring the first goal
- Marlies special teams: PP 2-for-6 PK 4-for-4