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Staffan Kronwall scores game-winner as Toronto beats Chicago 3-1

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TORONTO - Staffan Kronwall scored the go-ahead goal early the third period as the Toronto Marlies beat the Chicago Wolves 3-1 in American Hockey League action Saturday.

The defenceman collected a pass off a faceoff 2:19 into the final frame and uncorked a rocket through traffic from the point to beat Chicago goalie Ondrej Pavelec.

Justin Pogge made 21 saves for Toronto (22-17-2-5) in the win while Pavelec stopped 33 shots for Chicago (22-21-2-1) in defeat.

Colin Stuart gave the Wolves the lead with a power-play goal at the 2:30 mark of the first period.

The Marlies' Kyle Rogers banged a rebound past Pavelec to tie the game 1-1 midway through the second period.

Boyd Devereaux had an assist on Kronwall's goal and added an empty netter with 30 seconds to play.

Toronto was 0-6 on the power play, while Chicago converted once in five tries.

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