CLEVELAND - Jerry D'Amigo had the winner and added some insurance with an empty-net goal on Sunday as the Toronto Marlies skated past the Lake Erie Monsters 5-3 in American Hockey League play.
D'Amigo broke a 3-3 tie for Toronto (34-20-6) with 1:45 left to go in the third period. He then scored into the vacated net with three seconds left in regulation time. Ryan Hamilton, Kenny Ryan and Brad Ross also scored for the Marlies, while Jussi Rynnas made 17 saves to earn the win.
We don't have any excuses tonight. Excuses are for losers. We've played with five defensemen before and it didn't affect us. We just had a bad second period and it cost us the game. We have to look in the mirror and blame ourselves.
— Bruins coach Claude Julien on his team's play with the loss of defenseman Johnny Boychuk