AHL Battle of Ontario: Two-minute scoring spree gives Marlies the edge in 7-4 win over B-Sens

With 90 seconds remaining in regulation, Kyle Flanagan almost made the game a little interesting but struck the iron, and Toronto held on for a 7-4 final.

Second PeriodThe Marlies were no better in the early going of the middle frame and were fortunate not to fall behind. A terrific shift led by Mason Marchment at the five-minute mark seemed to lift his team, reversing the momentum and setting the stage for a third Marlies goal three minutes later.

– Miro Aaltonen scored twice to take his season tally to double figures and added an assist for his first three-point haul of the season. After breaking a six-game points slump vs. Rochester, Aaltonen now has three goals and seven points in his last three games.

– This was the third three-point haul (0-3-3) in the space of four games for Andreas Johnsson, who in the process hit the 40-point mark this season in his 42nd game of the season. Johnsson has eight points (3-5-8) against Belleville this year. He’s also racked up 11 points (5g, 6a) in his last four games.

Andreas Borgman, Sheldon Keefe updated after the game: “Seems like he’s okay. I spoke with him briefly. I haven’t got the full medical report, but I think it was just precautionary more than anything. But anytime you get a little clip like that, it’s scary.”

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