TORONTO - Greg McKegg scored twice as the Toronto Marlies downed the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 in American Hockey League action Sunday.
McKegg tied the game 1-1 in the second period and then scored the insurance marker in the third as the Marlies won their third consecutive game and earned a split against the Barons in the season series with one win a piece.
Anton Lander had the lone goal for Oklahoma City (23-24-7).
With the loss the Barons dropped two of three in a three-game, three-night stretch over the weekend.
The Barons won the only other meeting of the season between the two clubs, 5-3, Jan. 30 in Oklahoma City.
Garret Sparks, who was making his first start since Jan. 31, made 38 saves for the win and improved to 2-2-0 at Ricoh Coliseum this season.
Richard Bachman made 27 saves for his 14th loss of the season.
Kozun made it 4-1, on a power play, at 17:10 re-directing a T.J. Brennan shot past Bachman.
McKegg's second of the night at 9:42 gave the Marlies a 3-1 lead. McKegg picked up a pass from Kenny Ryan and beat Bachman blocker-side for his 13th of the season on a power play.
The Marlies scored twice in a sixty-eight second span of the middle frame to erase an early 1-0 deficit.
McKegg tied it 1-1 at 8:34 taking a Stuart Percy feed and one timing it over the glove hand of Bachman for his 12th of the season.
Just over a minute later, Devane slapped a loose puck past a screened Bachman for his third of the season giving Toronto its first lead, 2-1.
Oklahoma City opened the scoring on a second period 5-on-3 power play as Lander's pass re-directed off of Korbinian Holzer and past Sparks at 3:48 of the second.
Toronto had an excellent chance to open the scoring at 12:15 of the first period as Josh Leivo re-directed a Ryan feed past Bachman, but hit the post.
With a minute remaining in the opening period, Mark Acrobello beat Sparks glove-side but rang his shot off the post.
Holland was playing his first game with the Marlies since being re-assigned on Saturday. In three games with the Marlies this season, Holland has three goals.
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