TORONTO - Jeremy Morin gave Rockford its first and last lead of the game with less than six minutes remaining as the IceHogs edged the Toronto Marlies 3-2 in American Hockey League action Wednesday night.
Morin scored his fourth of the season off a faceoff win by Byron Froese at 14:33 of the third period.
Jimmy Hayes had an excellent chance to give Rockford (5-2-1) the insurance goal with just 2:35 remaining, but was robbed by the glove of Drew MacIntyre. Alex Broadhurst and Terry Broadhurst each scored for the IceHogs.
Toronto pulled MacIntyre with less than two minutes remaining, but could not score the equalizer.
Gregg McKegg and Carter Ashton scored for the Marlies (4-2-0), who suffered their first loss at Ricoh Coliseum this season.
Rockford's Broadhurst brothers erased a 2-0 deficit with two late second-period goals.
McKegg opened the scoring for Toronto at 4:18 of the first.
Ashton gave the Marlies a 2-0 lead at 8:23 of the second when he pounced on the rebound off a Spencer Abbott's shot.
Abbott, who also assisted on McKegg's goal, has eight assists in his last five games.
Antti Raanta made 22 saves for Rochester, while MacIntyre finished with 17 saves.
Note: The Maple Leafs assigned forward Josh Leivo to the Marlies on Wednesday morning. Leivo had a goal and an assist in six NHL games this season. Wednesday marked Leivo's third game with the Marlies this season.
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