Mitchell has two goals, assist and Marlies defeat Syracuse 8-2

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – John Mitchell had two goals and an assist and the Toronto Marlies climbed back into their AHL playoff series with the Syracuse Crunch with an 8-2 win on Tuesday.

The Crunch still hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Jiri Tlusty, Andy Wozniewski, David Ling, Bates Battaglia, Kris Newbury and Jaime Sifers added goals for the Marlies, who got 27 saves from Scott Clemmensen.

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Joakim Lindstrom and Nate DiCasmirro replied for Syracuse.

Adam Munro and Karl Goehring combined for 28 stops in goal for the Crunch.

The Crunch host Game 4 on Wednesday.