Harrington’s empty-netter proves vital as Marlies beat Rampage 3-2

SAN ANTONIO – Chris Harrington’s empty-net goal proved vital as the Toronto Marlies held on for a 3-2 win over the San Antonio Rampage in American Hockey League action Wednesday.

The first round series is tied 2-2, with Game 5 in San Antonio on Friday.

Harrington’s goal gave the Marlies a 3-1 lead, but David Spina scored with nine seconds left in regulation to make it interesting.

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John Mitchell and Michel Leveille also scored for the Marlies.

Steven Goertzen had San Antonio’s other goal.

Scott Clemmensen made 34 saves for Toronto, while Josh Tordjman stopped 30 shots for San Antonio.