Zigomanis scores shootout winner as Marlies rally to beat Wolves 4-3

CHICAGO – Mike Zigomanis scored the deciding goal in a shootout as the Toronto Marlies defeated the Chicago Wolves 4-3 on Sunday in the American Hockey League.

Brayden Irwin and Juraj Mikus also scored in the shootout for Toronto, which rallied back from a one-goal deficit three separate times to force overtime.

Chicago opened scoring three minutes into the second period as Ryan Garbutt pushed in a rebound past Marlies goalie Ben Scrivens.

Toronto (19-15-7) answered 54 seconds later when defenceman Matt Lashoff’s long shot from above the left face off circle flew past Drew MacIntyre and into the net.

The Wolves took a 2-1 lead at 6:55 into second with a goal from Arturs Kulda. Left wing Nigel Dawes carried the puck into the zone and dropped a pass to Kulda, who flipped a wrist shot past Scrivens from the circle.

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The Marlies evened the score again 10 minutes later as winger Jerry D’Amigo got control of the puck along the boards, moved in on MacIntyre and slipped it past him.

Andrew Kozek put Chicago in front again, 3-2, 1:56 into the third period when Garbutt slipped the puck across the top of the crease to Kozek for a quick rip past Scrivens.

The Marlies evened it with 4:48 remaining as left wing Jay Rosehill scooped up a rebound along the left post and roofed it past MacIntyre to force overtime.

Scrivens turned aside 21 shots for the Marlies in regulation and overtime. MacIntyre made 34 saves for Chicago (21-17-4).