Ruzicka scores in shootout as Phantoms spook Marlies 2-1

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PHILADELPHIA - Stefan Ruzicka scored the shootout winner as the Philadelphia Phantoms edged the Toronto Marlies 2-1 Friday in American Hockey League action.

Robbie Earl put the North Division-leading Marlies (16-5-0-5) on the board first at 9:16 on the first period for his sixth of the year. Darryl Boyce and Phil Oreskovic registered assists on the marker.

Frederik Cabana tied it midway through the third for the East Division-leading Phantoms (18-7-1-0). The goal was his third this year.

Brian Boucher's 23 saves earned him a win for Philadelphia, while Toronto's Justin Pogge stopped 21.

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