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Ilari Filppula scores twice, including the winner, as Griffins beat Marlies 4-3

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Ilari Filppula scored his second of the night with under three minutes to go in the third Wednsday as the Grand Rapids Griffins beat the Toronto Marlies 4-3 in the American Hockey League.

Filppula’s winner came just under a minute after Jay Rosehill tied the game for Toronto.

Jamie Tardif and Joakim Andersson had the other goals for Grand Rapids (14-14-5), while Tomas Tatar picked up three assists.

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Darryl Boyce and Justin Hodgman rounded out the scoring for the Marlies (16-13-4).

Joey MacDonald made 22 saves to pick up the win for the Griffins, while Ben Scrivens stopped 28 shots in defeat.