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Garret Sparks made 31 saves as Toronto Marlies beat Grand Rapids Griffins 3-1

Tuesday, 12.31.2013 / 9:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Garret Sparks made 31 saves as the Toronto Marlies beat the Grand Rapids Griffins 3-1 in American Hockey League play Tuesday.

T.J. Brennan, Troy Bodie and Wade MacLeod each scored for Toronto (18-10-3).

Mitch Callahan scored the only goal for the Griffins (22-8-3).

Tom McCollum stopped 16 shots for Grand Rapids, which trailed 3-0 after a pair of goals from the Marlies in the third period.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery