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Brandon Kozon scores overtime winner to lift Marlies over Rampage 4-3

Saturday, 02.01.2014 / 12:15 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Brandon Kozon scores overtime winner to lift Marlies over Rampage 4-3

SAN ANTONIO - Brandon Kozon scored two power-play goals — including the winner 34 seconds into the overtime period — and assisted on another to lead the Toronto Marlies over the San Antonio Rampage 4-3 in American Hockey League action on Friday night.

Jerry D'Amigo tied the game with less than a minute to go in the third period to force the extra frame, and Tyler Biggs also scored for the North division-leading Marlies (26-14-4). T.J. Brennan and Spencer Abbott each contributed with two assists.

Bobby Butler scored his 14th and 15th goals of the season, which included a short-handed goal in the first period, and Captain Greg Rallo added the other for San Antonio (17-22-7) at 4:38 of the third period.

Marlies goaltender Garret Sparks made 26 saves for the win, while San Antonio's Jacob Markstrom stopped 22 shots in the losing effort.

Toronto was 2 for 9 on the power play while the Rampage failed to score on seven opportunities with the man advantage.

Both teams showed a lack of discipline throughout the game as the Marlies racked up 45 penalty minutes on 14 infractions, and San Antonio took 16 penalties totalling 38 minutes.

Toronto's Jerred Smithson was dealt a five-minute major and game misconduct for boarding at 16:15 of the second period.

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