TORONTO, ON – The Toronto Rock (3-3) defeated the Philadelphia Wings (3-4) by a score of 20-10 on Friday night at Air Canada Centre on Garrett Billings bobblehead night. The subject of the bobblehead equaled a franchise record 6 goals and also added 6 assists for a 12-point night.
“Everything was going right for us tonight,” said Rock Head Coach John Lovell. “We are pretty comfortable playing at home and I think it shows.”
After giving up the first goal, the Rock struck for three straight including one goal on the powerplay. Garrett Billings was responsible for a pair and Colin Doyle fired home the marker on the man up as the Rock led 3-1 after one.
Both teams turned up the offence in the second quarter with the Rock finding the back of the cage 8 times to Philadelphia’s 4. Ethan O’Connor and Scott Johnston each provided a goal in transition and Billings and Doyle completed first half hat-tricks to lead all scorers as the Rock held an 11-5 edge at the break.
Stephan Leblanc decided to pickup the offensive torch in the third quarter by scoring three times as the Rock stretched their lead to 16-8 through three quarters.
“Some nights you battle hard and none of those go in,” said Billings. “Tonight was just one of those nights where everything dropped for me.”
Toronto outscored the Wings 4-2 in the final period to cruise to the one-sided win on home floor to run their record to 3-0 on home floor.
In addition to the big night from Billings, both Leblanc and Kasey Beirnes each scored 4 goals.
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