Weekend Recap: Marlies Split Two Against North Division Foes

Ben Scrivens played both games over the weekend after being scratched mid-week for some rest- Image Courtesy of Graig Abel

TORONTO– The Toronto Marlies continued their seven-game road trip by splitting two games this weekend against North Division rivals.

Matt Frattin scored in overtime, his first goal since reassingment to the AHL, to lift the Marlies over the host Rochester Americans 2-1 on Friday.

Toronto also got a goal from Matt Caruana while Mike Zigomanis picked up an assist on both.

Simon Gysbers and Nicolas Deschamps also earned assists.

Travis Turnbull scored the lone goal for the Americans, who have lost four straight to the Marlies this season all by one goal.

After a visit to the press box and the back up role mid-week, Ben Scrivens returned to goal and made 25 saves for the win and first star of the game.

David Leggio stopped 39 shots in defeat, earning second star of the game.

Toronto went 1 for 3 on the power play while Rochester scored once on four opportunities with the man advantage.

On Sunday the Marlies didn’t fare as well.

Andreas Engqvist scored in the final minute of the first period and it stood as the eventual winner as the Hamilton Bulldogs edged the visiting Marlies 2-1 .

Alexander Avtsin also scored for the Bulldogs, who have beaten Toronto three straight contests.

Marcel Mueller scored the lone goal for the Marlies by way of power play.

Jake Gardiner picked up an assist, in his first game after being sent down Sunday morning, while Joe Colborne had the other.

Peter Delmas made 26 saves to pick up his first win of the season while Scrivens turned away 27 shots in a losing effort.

Hamilton failed to score on two opportunties with the power play as Toronto went 1 for 2.

The Marlies will have all week to practice at home as their next game isn’t until next Saturday when the Bulldogs host them in the Outdoor Classic at Ivor Wynne Stadium.

Also known as the “Steeltown Showdown,” game time is set for 1pm.

Worth Noting

  • The Marlies are five points ahead of the Americans for top spot in the North
  • Colton Orr sat out both,injured but status unknown
  • Jussi Rynnas sat out both, status day-to-day
  • Jeff Finger sat out both, status unknown
  • Drew Paris sat out versus the Bulldogs, healthy scratch to make room for Gardiner
  • Ray Macias was sent down to the Reading Roylas of the ECHL prior to game against the Americans
  • Philippe Dupuis had six shots on goal against the Americans but he is yet to score a goal this season

KYLE CICERELLA

@KyleTheReporter

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