Marlies beat Checkers for third win in succession

The Canadian Press

11/19/2013 9:55:41 PM

TORONTO - Troy Bodie scored the winner as the Toronto Marlies extended their win streak to three games with a 3-2 win over the Charlotte Checkers on Tuesday in American Hockey League action Tuesday.

Bodie re-directed a John-Michael Liles point shot at 13:26 of the third period, beating John Muse for his first of the season as Toronto defeated Charlotte for the second time in three games.

Josh Leivo and Brad Ross had the other goals for the Marlies (9-6-1), while Drew MacIntyre made 15 saves improving to 9-4-0 on the season.

Brett Sutter and Rasmus Rissanen scored for the Checkers (5-10-1), who have now lost a franchise-worse seven in a row. Muse stopped 27 shots.

Sutter tied the game 2-2 at 2:17 of the third beating MacIntyre blocker-side for his first of the season.

Marlies defenceman Petter Granberg stepped up the physical play in the second period.