The Toronto Marlies continued their winning ways Friday evening as the club picked up a 5-4 Overtime victory over the Hamlton Bulldogs.
The Marlies got on the board first as Carter Ashton beat Peter Delmas for the 1-0 lead. The Bulldogs however, were quick to answer as Mike Blunden responded for Hamilton just 20 seconds later to even the score at one-goal apiece heading into the first intermission.
The Marlies would once again strike first in the second period as Jake Gardiner picked up his third goal of the season putting Toronto ahead 2-1 as he wired a shot high over the shoulder of Delmas.
The Bulldogs would once again draw even as Brendan Gallagher managed to beat Marlies goaltender Ben Scrivens on the powerplay for his first professional goal. The ‘Dogs would then pull ahead as Frederic St-Denis fired home a loose puck over a falling Scrivens for the 3-2 lead.
The Marlies were determined to head to the second intermission tied as Greg McKegg connected on the powerplay just over a minute later as he snapped a shot past Delmas to tie the game up at 3.
Toronto would re-gain the lead in the third period as Nazem Kadri set up Mike Zigomanis for his first goal of the season, giving the Marlies a 4-3 lead. Gabriel Dumont tied the game once again for the Bulldogs as he jammed the puck past Scrivens at 13:42 of the third period. No further score in the third period meant that the game would be heading to overtime.
The Bulldogs will next face the Abbotsford Heat on Sunday at 5PM, while the Marlies have almost a week off as they rest up for their contest against the Heat on Thursday starting at 7PM.