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Brandon Pirri scores twice to lift AHL all-stars over Farjestad BK 7-2

Wednesday, 02.12.2014 / 9:35 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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Brandon Pirri scores twice to lift AHL all-stars over Farjestad BK 7-2

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Brandon Pirri scored twice and added an assist to lead the American Hockey League All-Stars over Farjestad BK 7-2 in Wednesday night's AHL All-Star game.

Mike Hoffman added a goal and two assists, Ryan Strome scored two goals, and Ben Street and Travis Morin also scored for the All-Stars. Pirri won the game's MVP honour.

Magnum Nygren and Rickard Wallin replied for Farjestad BK.

The AHL All-Stars opened the scoring at the 8:43 mark of the first period, as Joe Whitney made a backhand pass across the crease to Hoffman, who tapped the puck into a wide-open net.

Strome capitalized on a turnover in the slot and scored on a quick wristshot, catching Farjestad BK goalie Frederik Pettersson-Wentzel unprepared at the 10:08 mark of the first period. That made it 2-0 for the All-Stars.

The All-Stars added another when Jason Jaffray found Street wide-open with a pass from behind the net. Street one-timed a wrister high blocker at the 12:00 mark of the first period.

With 1:23 left in the first, Morin tipped home a Cody Goloubef slapshot from the point for the All-Stars to make it 4-0.

Both teams switched goalies at the 11:32 mark of the second period. The All-Stars put in Dustin Tokarski, while Farjestad BK put in Pekka Tuokkola.

Pirri added to the lead, scoring on a quick move on a breakaway before burying a shot blocker side 8:51 into the second period.

Twenty-five seconds into the period, Nygren fired a point shot through heavy traffic to get Farjestad BK on the board.

Pirri added another goal, finishing off a Hoffman backhand pass across the crease 3:20 into the third period.

Farjestad BK made it a 6-2 game when Wallin tipped a point shot into the net at the 8:45 mark of the third.

Strome drove to the net, made a toe-drag and scored with a quick wrist shot with 1:53 left in the game.

Jake Allen made 14 saves for the All-Stars, while Tokarski saved 20. Pettersson-Wentzel stopped 13, and Tuokkola saved 10.

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