HOUSTON - Carter Ashton struck twice and the Marlies scored four unanswered goals as Toronto rallied for a 6-4 win over the Houston Aeros on Thursday in American Hockey League action.
Ashton opened scoring for the Marlies (4-4-1) in the first period and scored the winner midway through the third. Keith Aucoin had a goal and an assist for Toronto, while Ryan Hamilton, Jake Gardiner and Leo Komarov all had singles.
Komarov started Toronto's rally at the 7:20-mark of the third period, followed nearly five minutes later by Gardiner's power-play goal.
Ashton scored the Marlies' winner 31 seconds after Gardiner's goal and Hamilton added some insurance when he put the puck into Houston's empty net.
Toronto went 1-for-5 on the power play, while the Aeros were 0-for-4.