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Riley Holzapfel scores late as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton beats Toronto 2-1

Saturday, 11.24.2012 / 10:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Riley Holzapfel scores late as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton beats Toronto 2-1

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Riley Holzapfel scored a late power-play goal to help the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins edge the Toronto Marlies 2-1 in American Hockey League play Saturday.

Holzapfel beat Marlies goaltender Ben Scrivens at 17:11 in the third to put the Penguins ahead for good.

Simon Despres also scored for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (10-7-0), while goalie Jeff Zatkoff stopped 31 shots

Will Acton had the lone goal for Toronto (9-7-1), and Scrivens finished with 23 saves.

After two scoreless periods, Acton put the Marlies ahead 6:56 into the third.

It was a short-lived lead. Despres tied the game less than three minutes later before Holzapfel ended the game in the dying minutes.

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