Gardiner's OT goal gives Marlies win over Barons
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The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012 3:42PM EST
Last Updated Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:49PM EST
OKLAHOMA CITY - Jake Gardiner scored in overtime as the Toronto Marlies defeated the Oklahoma City Barons 6-5 in American Hockey League action Tuesday afternoon.
Will Acton, Nicolas Deschamps, Kenny Ryan, Greg Scott and Mike Zigomanis also scored for Toronto (6-4-1), which had a 4-0 lead after the first period before the Barons mounted a furious comeback. Mike Kostka had three assists.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had two goals and an assist for Oklahoma City (6-5-1), while Jordan Eberle added a four assists. Teemu Hartikainen, Taylor Hall and Mark Arcobello also scored, and league-leading scorer Justin Schultz added two assists.
Jussi Rynnas made 31 saves for Toronto.
Olivier Roy surrendered three goals on 10 shots before being replaced in goal by Yann Danis, who stopped 14-of-17 shots in relief.
It looked like it would be a blowout after a first dominated by the Marlies. Acton scored just 36 seconds into the game, then Deschamps, Ryan and Scott scored over a span of 87 seconds late in the period to put the shellshocked Barons into a hole.