Greg Scott snapped a scoreless tie with 4:27 left in regulation and tacked on an empty-net insurance goal to give Toronto a 2-0 win over Hamilton in a key North Division battle at Copps Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

Attendance for the front end of the home-and-home set between the rivals was 8,693. The clubs meet again on Sunday.
Ben Scrivens made 33 saves to earn his second shutout of the season.

The win kept the Marlies two points out of first place in the North Division, tied with Hamilton and Lake Erie behind Manitoba.

Drew MacIntyre stopped 21 of 22 shots for the Bulldogs, who were shut out for the third time this season.

Scoring Summary:
1st Period:
No Goals

2nd Period:
No Goals

3rd Period:
1. TOR – Greg Scott – 8 (Alex Foster, Ryan Hamilton) – 15:33
2. TOR – Greg Scott – 9 (Mike Zigomanis) –19:48 (PP)

Scoring:
Toronto: 0-0-2—2
Hamilton: 0-0-0—0

Shots:
Toronto: 3-13-7—23
Hamilton: 11-13-9—33

Goaltending:
Toronto: Ben Scrivens (33 shots, 33 saves)
Hamilton: Drew MacIntyre (22 shots, 21 saves)

Power Play:
Toronto: 1-for-3
Hamilton: 0-for-5

Attendance: 8,693

Three Stars:
1. TOR – Ben Scrivens (33 shots, 33 saves)
2. TOR – Greg Scott (2 goals, +2, 3 shots)
3. HAM – Drew MacIntyre (22 shots, 21 saves)

# Player GP G A PTS +/- PIM PP SHG SOG SH%
19 Nigel Dawes (total) 53 33 20 53 6 17 9 1 164 20.1
  CHI 47 27 17 44 2 17 8 1 145 18.6
  HAM 6 6 3 9 4 0 1 0 19 31.6
51 David Desharnais (X) 35 10 35 45 14 24 1 3 70 14.3
19 Ben Maxwell 47 11 29 40 -2 32 7 0 146 7.5
28 Aaron Palushaj 53 14 25 39 13 26 4 0 120 11.7
23 Max Pacioretty (X) 27 17 15 32 4 20 7 0 132 12.9
10 J.T. Wyman 62 13 15 28 3 30 2 0 121 10.7
4 Brendon Nash 57 5 22 27 15 43 3 0 63 7.9
15 Kyle Klubertanz 58 8 18 26 -1 40 2 0 89 9.0
72 Mathieu Carle 54 10 13 23 11 32 3 0 99 10.1
17 Dustin Boyd 33 15 4 19 0 16 6 1 107 14.0
22 Andreas Engqvist 55 8 11 19 7 14 2 0 109 7.3
32 Frederic St. Denis 61 4 15 19 12 22 2 0 84 4.8
20 Ryan Russell 54 9 9 18 13 48 0 0 100 9.0
12 Andrew Conboy 48 9 8 17 3 59 0 0 75 12.0
14 Olivier Fortier 50 8 9 17 0 18 5 0 67 11.9
26 Alexander Avtsin 44 4 13 17 2 18 1 0 71 5.6
40 Gabriel Dumont 56 5 11 16 -5 72 0 0 114 4.4
7 Yannick Weber (X) 15 8 4 12 -5 10 4 0 51 15.7
25 Ryan White (X) 33 3 9 12 -5 77 1 0 61 4.9
5 Alex Henry 62 1 11 12 6 77 0 0 33 3.0
61 Hunter Bishop 26 3 3 6 6 8 0 0 31 9.7
18 Dany Masse 18 2 2 4 -2 8 0 0 21 9.5
3 Brett Festerling 16 0 4 4 0 15 0 0 16 0.0
85 Neil Petruic 35 0 2 2 4 33 0 0 26 0.0
44 Jimmy Bonneau 59 1 0 1 -10 145 0 0 26 3.8
16 David Urquhart 18 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 9 0.0
31 Drew MacIntyre (total) 23 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  CHI 20 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
  HAM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 Curtis Sanford 40 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
45 Peter Delmas (X) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
35 Robert Mayer 20 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0.0
24 Ian Schultz 34 0 0 0 -7 28 0 0 40 0.0
  BENCH 62 5       12     5  
  TOTALS 62 179 292 466 80 943 51 4 1905 0.092
# Goalies GP Mins W L SL SO GA GAA SVS SV%
45 Peter Delmas (X) 2 125 1 0 1 0 4 1.92 56 0.933
1 Curtis Sanford 40 2273 22 13 2 5 73 1.93 963 0.930
31 Drew MacIntyre (total) 23 1321 13 6 1 0 62 2.81 610 0.908
  CHI 20 1135 12 5 1 0 55 2.91 529 0.906
  HAM 3 186 1 1 0 0 7 2.25 81 0.920
35 Robert Mayer 20 1177 9 9 2 0 60 3.06 489 0.891
  TOTALS 62 3761 33 23 5 5 144 2.30 1589 0.917