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.