(pictured – Jake Gardiner halts Barons comeback with OT winner)
Nov. 13: Marlies 6 at Oklahoma city 5 (OT)
Marlies scorers: Acton (1), Deschamps (2), Ryan (3), Scott (2), Zigomanis (2), Gardiner (5)
Barons scorers: Hall (3), Arcobello (4), Nugent-Hopkins 2 (5), Hartikainen (4)
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Forward lines:: McKegg-Aucoin-Zigomanis, Hamilton-Ryan-D’Amigo, Deschamps-Acton-Ashton, Kadri-Colborne-Scott
Defence pairings: Yeo-Ranger, Gardiner-Kostka, Fraser-Holzer
Goaltenders: Rynass (Win, 64:27 minutes played, 31 SV, 5 GA), Owuya (0:00)
In a bizarre game that featured a heated third period, the Toronto Marlies escaped from Oklahoma City’s Cox Convention Center with a 6-5 win in overtime. Defenceman Jake Gardiner provided the heroics for the visitors with just under 28 seconds remaining in the extra period.
With the Marlies cruising to a 4-0 first period lead and chasing Barons starting goalie Olivier Roy from the game, a fourth straight victory squad seemed imminent. Mike Zigomanis’ power-play goal at 7:10 of the third period gave Toronto a comfortable cushion heading into the final minutes of regulation.