The Toronto Marlies defeated the Rochester Americans 2-1 tonight at The Blue Cross Arena. David Brine found the back of the net with 3:05 left in the first period on an unassisted own rebound to start the scoring of the game. The Marlies came right back when John Mitchell got a pass from David Ling and one-timed it to the back of the net at the 18:55 mark. Kris Newbury put the Marlies on top to start the second period at the 1:08 mark. The Amerks had numerous chances to score as they outshot the Marlies 23-20, but failed to put it past Marlies goaltender Justin Pogge to get back on top with two posts during the second period. "I thought we played well," said Amerks winger Mark Mancari. "One bounce was the difference. Its frustrating, especially now." Neither team was accurate on the power play as they went for a combined 1 for 14. With the Marlies taking the 1 for 6 edge over the 0 for 8 Amerks, as this was a slobber knocker of a game with big hits and with the teams combining for 52 penalty minutes. The loss ties a record with the 81’ and 88’ Amerks for a ten game losing streak. The Amerks will return to action on Friday, December 28th as they take on the defending Calder Cup Champion Hamilton Bulldogs at The Blue Cross Arena.