ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Chris Mueller had two goals and an assist as the Toronto Marlies beat the Rochester Americans 4-1 on Friday in the opener of their American Hockey League best-of-five first-round series.
Nicholas Baptiste and Adam Brooks also scored for the Marlies while Rasmus Sandin chipped in with three helpers.
Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 29 shots for the win.
Tage Thompson broke up Kaskisuo's shutout bid at 18:52 of the third period for the Americans, who got 19 saves from Scott Wedgewood.
Toronto went 1 for 3 on the power play while Rochester failed to score on three chances with the man advantage.
The Americans host Game 2 on Sunday.