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Jonathan Bernier earns shutout, Nylander scores twice as Marlies blank Americans

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Jonathan Bernier made 22 saves in his first American Hockey League game since 2010 as the Toronto Marlies blanked the host Rochester Americans 4-0 on Friday.

William Nylander and Nikita Soshnikov each had a pair of goals for Toronto (16-5-1) while Frederik Gauthier and Mark Arcobello had two assists apiece.

Nylander's two-goal performance moved him back into the league lead for scoring with 12 goals and 26 points in 20 games.

Bernier was making his first start with the Marlies after being loaned from the Maple Leafs on a conditioning stint. It was his first AHL game since May 22, 2010, when he was a 21-year-old Los Angeles Kings prospect playing for the Manchester Monarchs.

Nathan Lieuwan turned away 34-of-38 shots for the Americans (10-10-1), who had their three-game win streak halted.

Toronto went 2 for 4 on the power play while Rochester failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.

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