TORONTO - Nathan Lieuwen made 24 saves and the Rochester Americans used a three-goal second period to down the Toronto Marlies 4-1 in American Hockey League action on Saturday.
Akim Aliu, Phil Varone and Mikhail Grigorenko all scored within a 10-minute span in the second frame for the Americans (2-1-0), who hammered Toronto with 41 shots in total. Dan Catenacci opened the scoring with a goal at 5:15 of the first period for Rochester.
Connor Brown had the only goal for the Marlies (2-2-0), scoring 25 seconds into the third period to spoil Lieuwen's shutout bid.
Toronto goaltender Christopher Gibson stopped 37 shots in the losing effort.
The Marlies, who were held to just 10 shots on goal through the first two periods, were scoreless in three power-play opportunities. Rochester was 0 for 4 with the man advantage.