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Rochester Americans Defeat Toronto Marlies 3-1 in Hard-Fought Battle

In a showdown at the Blue Cross Arena, the Rochester Americans emerged victorious against the Toronto Marlies with a final score of 3-1. Despite a valiant effort from the Marlies, Rochester’s resilience proved too much to overcome.

The first period saw Rochester take the lead with a goal from Kulich at the 15:43 mark, assisted by Rosén and Kisakov. Despite some back-and-forth action, neither team managed to find the back of the net again in the opening frame.

The second period brought more intensity as both teams battled for control. Toronto managed to level the score on a power play goal by Hirvonen, assisted by Niemelä and Mastrosimone, at 12:20. However, Rochester quickly responded with a shorthanded goal by Biro at 14:13, assisted by Rosén. Just over a minute later, Kulich struck again for Rochester, extending their lead to 3-1 with assists from Davies and Rousek.

As the game entered the third period, Toronto fought hard to mount a comeback, but Rochester’s defense held strong, denying any further goals from the Marlies. Despite several power play opportunities for both teams, neither side managed to capitalize on the man advantage.

Penalties played a significant role in the game, with both teams spending time in the sin bin for various infractions including holding, delay of game, high-sticking, slashing, misconduct, unsportsmanlike conduct, and even a bit of fisticuffs.

In the end, Rochester goaltender Levi stood tall between the pipes, turning away 34 of the 35 shots he faced, while Toronto’s Murray made 24 saves on 27 shots.

Despite the loss, the Marlies showed determination and grit throughout the game, and there are certainly positives to take away as they continue their season.


With only two games remaining in the regular season and a playoff spot already clinched, the Marlies have shown resilience and determination. While this loss stings, it’s important to focus on the bigger picture. Securing a playoff berth is no small feat, and it speaks to the team’s talent and perseverance. As they head into their final games, the Marlies will look to build momentum and fine-tune their game in preparation for the postseason. With their spot secured, they have the opportunity to play with confidence and continue their pursuit of success in the playoffs.

Ennio Sorgini

Ennio Sorgini is our Hockey Analyst, specializing in coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Marlies. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for the sport, Sorgini provides expert analysis, player insights, and game breakdowns for both teams. For inquiries or feedback, contact Ennio at

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