Wolves fall victim to Marlies
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TORONTO — One day after shutting out the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Chicago Wolves were tripped up by the Toronto Marlies 4-2 on Saturday afternoon at Ricoh Coliseum.
Left wing Bill Sweatt and forward Andrew Gordon scored the goals for the Wolves, and captain Darren Haydar recorded a pair of assists.
Goalie Matt Climie (11-12-1) made 21 saves for the Wolves (23-16-3-2).
After getting off to a quick start Friday against the Bulldogs, the Wolves started slowly in Toronto. Near the end of the first period, Marlies center Mike Zigomanis scored a power-play goal that beat Climie top-shelf at 16:27.
The Marlies (25-15-2-2) went back on the power play early in the second period, and center Joe Colborne scored at 4:28.
The Wolves responded when Haydar fed a pass to Sweatt, who slapped a wrister past Marlies goalie Jussi Rynnas (8-7-1, 24 saves) at 5:14 of the second.
The Marlies extended their advantage to 3-1 midway through the second period on a Jesse Blacker tip-in at 14:17.
The Wolves rallied when Haydar fed forward Andrew Gordon, who beat Rynnas stick-side 5:13 into the third period. Marlies right wing Carter Ashton sealed the deal with an empty-net goal at 18:55.
The Wolves return to Allstate Arena on Thursday to host the Charlotte Checkers at 7 p.m. For tickets, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit ChicagoWolves.com.
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