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Marlies move into first in the AHL with 4-3 shootout win over Penguins

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WILKES BARRE, Pa. - Nikita Soshnikov scored once in regulation and the shootout winner as the Toronto Marlies came from behind to defeat the host Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-3 on Friday in American Hockey League action.

Toronto trailed 3-0 early in the third period before Soshnikov, Mark Arcobello and Richard Clune responded with short-handed goals to force overtime.

Antoine Bibeau made 39 saves for the Marlies (22-5-2), who are 7-0-1 in their last eight outings and sit first in the AHL standings.

Clark Seymour, Scott Wilson and Derrick Pouliot built up a lead for the Penguins (20-5-1), who had their four-game win streak halted. Brian Foster stopped 27-of-30 shots in defeat.

Toronto went 0 for 4 on the power play while Wilkes-Barre/Scranton scored once on seven chances with the man advantage.

This was the last game for Maple Leafs prospect William Nylander before he leaves the Marlies to join Sweden at the upcoming world junior hockey championship.

Former NHL goaltender Ray Emery, who signed a professional try-out contract with Toronto earlier in the day, backed up Bibeau.

The 33-year-old Emery played three games earlier in the season with the Ontario Reign ??? the Los Angeles Kings' AHL affiliate ??? and went 1-1-1 with a 3.30 goals-against average and .878 save percentage. He last appeared in the NHL during the 2014-15 season with the Philadelphia Flyers.

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