The Rochester Americans used a quick home start to defeat North Division rival Toronto.
Just nine seconds after the opening faceoff, Rochester had a 1-0 lead, as Matt Ellis found Dan Catenacci. Luke Adam scored his 4th goal of the season later in the first.
After the Marlies cut the lead in half, Ellis scored on the tip-in for 3-1 lead in the third. Four minutes later, Chad Ruhwedel sent Phil Varone in alone for the goal.
Nathan Lieuwen had 36 saves.
The Amerks (2-2) are home Saturday to face Utica (0-2).