Miro Aaltonen scores winner as Marlies beat Crunch for fourth straight win

By on November 19, 2017


Miro Aaltonen (Photo by JimmyK - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)
Miro Aaltonen (Photo by JimmyK – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0)

TORONTO — Miro Aaltonen scored the winner in the third period as the Toronto Marlies beat the Syracuse Crunch 3-1 on Sunday for their fourth straight win in American Hockey League action.

Justin Holl opened the scoring with a short-handed goal in the first period and Ben Smith added an empty-netter for Toronto (13-4-0), the AHL affiliate of the Maple Leafs.

Kevin Lynch replied with a short-handed goal of his own later in the first for the Crunch (4-9-3).

Calvin Pickard made 23 saves for the win in net as Louis Domingue kicked out 26 shots in defeat.

The Marlies were scoreless on eight power plays while Syracuse was 0 for 4.