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Joey MacDonald makes 27 saves as Griffins clip Marlies 3-2 in AHL action

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Joey MacDonald made 27 saves Friday as the Grand Rapids Griffins defeated the Toronto Marlies 3-2 in the American Hockey League.

Gustav Nyquist had a goal and an assist for Grand Rapids (1-1-0), while Willie Coetzee and Doug Janik also scored.

Joe Colborne had a goal and an assist for Toronto (1-1-0). Matt Lashoff also scored for the Marlies, who got 24 saves from Ben Scrivens.

Nyquist gave Grand Rapids a 2-1 lead with four seconds left in the first period and Janik made it 3-1 just 15 seconds into the third.

Colbourne scored at 19:38 of the third to bring the score to 3-2 as the Marlies outshot the Griffins 13-5 in the final period.

Both teams finished 0-for-4 on the power play.

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