Justin Abdelkader's OT heroics lead Griffins over Marlies 3-2

Author:
Publish date:

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Justin Abdelkader scored twice, including the overtime winner as the Grand Rapids Griffins won 3-2 over the Toronto Marlies in AHL action Wednesday.

Both Abdelkader's goals came on the power play, opening the scoring at 3:35 of the first and finished it in overtime for his 14th of the year. Francis Pare had the other goal for Grand Rapids.

Mark Bell and Bates Battaglia both scored their 11th of the year for Toronto.

Justin Pogge made 27 saves for the Marlies, who move to 21-16-2-5.

Jimmy Howard stopped 24 shots for Griffins (15-21-1-5).

TOP HEADLINES

Mattias and Hugo Havelid
Play

Meet Sweden's Newest Power Hockey Twins

Sweden can claim to have the best twins in hockey history thanks to Daniel and Henrik Sedin. They're looking to bring the next two to the hockey forefront thanks to Mattias and Hugo Mattias Hävelid.

Hlinka-Gretzky Cup Logo
Play

Hlinka-Gretzky Cup Roundup: Blowouts Highlight Second Day

A pair of 2023 NHL draft prospects lead the tournament in scoring, while Slovakia becomes the first team to hit double digits in a victory. All that and more, including Sweden's comeback victory over the United States.

PWHPA Dream Gap
Play

PWHPA Announces Details for 2021-22 Season

The PWHPA will feature training hubs for the 2021-22 season and announced the return of the Dream Gap Tour.