Rynnas blanks Grand Rapids

(pictured – Jussi Rynnas has three shutouts in 5 starts this season)

Dec. 16: Marlies 5 vs. Grand Rapids 0

Marlies scorers: Aucoin 2 (5), Kadri (5), Deschamps (7), Hamilton (9)
Griffins scorers: (none)
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Forward lines:: D’Amigo–Kadri–Frattin, Hamilton–Aucoin–Abbott, Ashton–Colborne–Deschamps, McKegg–Acton–Ryan
Defence pairings: Fraser-Holzer, Ranger-Kostka, Blacker-Gysbers
Goaltenders: Rynnas (Win, 59:47 minutes played, 31 SV, 0 GA), Scrivens (0:00)

The Toronto Marlies cruised to a 5-0 win over Grand Rapids at Ricoh Coliseum on Sunday. Goaltender Jussi Rynnas stopped all 31 shots he faced in posting the shutout.

Keith Aucoin scored a pair of goals, with Nazem Kadri, Nicolas Deschamps and Ryan Hamilton also finding the net.

It was a milestone night for Aucoin as his opening goal of the game was his 800th career point, moving him into sole possession of 11th place on the American Hockey League’s all-time scoring list.

Rynnas’ shutout was his third this season and also the eighth of his career, making him the all-time Marlies leader in that category.

The Marlies are off until Wednesday when they travel to Lake Erie.

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