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MacIntyre picks up AHL-leading 13th win to lead Marlies past IceCaps 3-2

Sunday, 12.15.2013 / 5:45 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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MacIntyre picks up AHL-leading 13th win to lead Marlies past IceCaps 3-2

TORONTO - David Broll picked up the winner as Toronto edged St. John's 3-2 in American Hockey League action Sunday.

The win is the Marlies' (14-9-1) second this season over the IceCaps, (15-11-3) who saw their three-game win streak snapped in the loss.

Carter Ashton and Brad Ross had the other goals for Toronto while Andrew Gordon and Brenden Kichton replied for St. John's.

With goaltender Eddie Pasquale missing his second straight game due to a groin injury, Michael Hutchinson made his debut for the IceCaps Saturday. Hutchinson went 13-2-2 in 17 games with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL prior to being recalled Friday.

Hutchinson made 17 saves in his first loss of the season while Toronto's Drew MacIntyre made 27 saves in the win.

Broll beat Hutchinson short side at 7:52 of the third for his second of the season and the eventual game-winner.

Andrew Gordon tied it 2-2 for St. John's at 5:55 of the third, beating MacIntyre with his 10th of the season.

Ashton, who was assigned to the Marlies on Saturday by the Leafs, gave Toronto a 2-1 lead, short-handed, at 1:49 of the third period, beating Hutchinson with a shot from the slot for his fourth of the season.

Ross got Toronto on the board, tying it 1-1, with 39 seconds remaining in the second, putting home the rebound off a T.J. Brennan point shot.

The IceCaps opened the scoring 5:04 into the second period as Kichton picked up his sixth of the season, beating Drew MacIntyre with a screened shot.

Kael Mouillierat had an excellent chance to give the IceCaps a 2-0 lead at 14:52 of the middle frame on a breakaway, but was robbed by the glove of MacIntyre.

Marlies leading point-getter, Spencer Abbott, left the game at 14:42 of the first period after being hit by IceCaps defenceman, Zach Redmond, and falling awkwardly into the boards. Abbott, who has 25 points in 23 games, was seen favouring his right leg as he was helped off the ice.

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