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Toronto Marlies Post Game Notes

February 20, 2016 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Toronto Marlies News Release

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: F. Gauthier (T. Lindberg, A. Campbell) B. Leipsic (R. Valiev) B. Leipsic (B. Findlay, C. Brown)

Goaltender: G. Sparks: 37/38

Portland: B. Regner (C. Balisy, R. Grimaldi)

Goaltender: S. Brittain: 30/33

ON THE SCORESHEET

- Brendan Leipsic has recorded points in back to back games, scoring twice this afternoon, including the game winning goal. Leipsic pushes his goal total to 16, a new career high (previous 14).

- Tobias Lindberg has now recorded points in back to back contests, collecting an assist on the Marlies opening goal.

- Frederik Gauthier opened the scoring for the Marlies, netting his fourth goal of the season. His efforts earned him the game's third star.

- Brett Findlay assisted on the third Toronto goal to extend his point streak to three games, he has four points in that span.

- Connor Brown recorded an assist on the final Toronto goal to extend his point streak to three games.

- Rinat Valiev now has assists in back to back contests, recording the lone assist on the game winning goal.

- Garret Sparks turned aside 37 shots to earn his 12th victory of the season. He was named the game's second star.

NOTABLES

- Toronto is the first team in the AHL to reach 40 wins this season, matching their win total from last season.

- The Toronto Marlies are the first team in AHL history to win 40+ games in four consecutive seasons with four different head coaches.

- The Marlies improve to 27-2-0-0 when leading after the second period and are 13-1-0-0 when scoring three goals.

NEXT GAME: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 vs. Binghamton (11:00 a.m. EST)


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