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Nyquist, Pare score in shootout for Griffins 3-2 win over Marlies

Friday, 12.28.2012 / 10:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Nyquist, Pare score in shootout for Griffins 3-2 win over Marlies

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Gustav Nyquist and Francis Pare scored in the shootout as the Grand Rapids Griffins edged the Toronto Marlies 3-2 on Friday in American Hockey League action.

Brendan Smith and Riley Sheahan had goals for Grand Rapids (17-9-2) in regulation time. Petr Mrazek made 26 saves for the Griffins.

Matt Frattin's penalty shot near the midway point of the third period tied it 2-2 for Toronto (18-9-3). Will Acton scored opened the scoring in the first period. Joe Colborne was the only Marlies skater to score on Mrazek in the shootout.

Ben Scrivens stopped 24 shots for Toronto.

Both of Grand Rapids' goals came on the power play as the Griffins went 2 for 4 with the man advantage. The Marlies couldn't score on their three man advantages.

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