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Dylan Yeo has shootout winner in Marlies 4-3 victory over IceCaps

Sunday, 04.21.2013 / 6:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Dylan Yeo has shootout winner in Marlies 4-3 victory over IceCaps

TORONTO, Cananda - Dylan Yeo scored the shootout winner as the Toronto Marlies beat the St. John’s IceCaps 4-3 in the AHL regular-season finale for both clubs.

Ryan Lasch had two goals and Tyler Biggs also scored in regulation for the Marlies (43-23-10), who finished atop the North Division and will finish second in Western Conference.

Josh Lunden scored twice on the power play for St. John’s (32-36-8) while Ben Maxwell also had one. The IceCaps will finish last in the Atlantic Division.

Biggs got his first professional goal 8:50 into the first period when he picked up a rebound on a Will Acton shot and fired in a open net with Mark Dekanich out of position from the initial save.

Lunden got his first power-play goal of the night at 13:29 when Josh Leivo was in the box for a boarding penalty.

Toronto re-took the lead at 6:47 of the second when Simon Gysbers’ had his shot from the left point deflected by Lasch.

Lunden tied it again at 15:40 of the second as Zach Redmond took a low shot from the left point and Lunden deflected it past goalie Garret Sparks.

The IceCaps took their first lead of the night just over three minutes later when Lunden led an odd-man rush into the Marlies zone. From the right side Lunden dished to centre Maxime Macenauer who then passed it over to Maxwell for the quick high shot that beat Sparks.

The Marlies forced overtime by capitalizing on a power play at 13:31. An attempted IceCaps clearance was deflected by Jerry D’Amigo towards the front of the goal where Lasch snapped it in.

Sparks made 20 saves for Toronto while Dekanich made 25 for St. John’s.

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