MARLIES 4, MANITOBA 2 POSTGAME NOTES: “I think the guys were very focused. We talked about it coming in that they were the hottest team in the league and it was going to be a challenge. And I thought everybody, to a man, was up for it.” –ASSISTANT COACH A.J. MacLEAN

TORONTO MARLIES (12-2-2-1 – 27 Points) vs. MANITOBA MOOSE (10-9-0-0 – 20 Points)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Manitoba: K. Vesalainen (4) (C. Maier, J. Lipon), S. McKenzie (2) (C. Suess, C. Schilling)
Goaltender: M. Berdin (18/22)

Toronto: A. Brooks (2) (B. Harpur, K. Agostino), M. Read (3) (T. Gaudet, T. Kivihalme), T. Liljegren (2) (T. MacMaster, E. Korshkov), G. Wilson (5) (T. Gaudet, P. Aberg)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (32/34)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Adam Brooks opened the scoring at 1:57 of the second period. Brooks has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) through eight games this season.
  • Matt Read scored at 15:32 of the second period. Read has two goals in three games and five points (3 goals, 2 assists) through 14 games this season.
  • Timothy Liljegren scored his second career game-winning goal 58 seconds into the third period. Liljegren has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games. Liljegren has 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) through 14 games.
  • Garrett Wilson scored at 1:58 of the third period. Wilson has seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) through 15 games with Toronto.
  • Ben Harpur recorded the primary assist on Brooks’ second period goal. Harpur has five assists through 14 games this season.
  • Kenny Agostino registered the secondary assist on Brooks’ second period goal. Agostino has seven points (5 goals, 2 assist) in five games.
  • Tyler Gaudet picked up the primary assists on Read’s second period goal and Wilson’s third period goal. Gaudet now has 75 career AHL assists. He has eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) through 16 games with Toronto.
  • Teemu Kivihalme had the secondary assist on Read’s second period goal. Kivihalme has three assists through 15 games.
  • Tanner MacMaster recorded the primary assist on Liljegren’s third period goal. MacMaster has picked up a point (1-4-5) in each of his last five games.
  • Egor Korshkov registered the secondary assist on Liljegren’s third period goal.
  • Pontus Aberg had the secondary assist on Wilson’s third period goal. Aberg has points (1-4-5) through five games.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 32 of 34 shots he faced. Hutchinson is now 3-0-0-0 on the season with a 0.942 save percentage and a 1.95 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto is undefeated at home this season and set a franchise record with their eighth consecutive home win. Toronto has outscored their opponents 34-19.
  • Assistant coaches Rob Davison and A.J. MacLean assumed duties behind the bench for today’s game against the Manitoba Moose.
  • Toronto was 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and was 0-for-2 on the power play.
  • Manitoba had a 34-22 edge in shots in all situations. Adam Brooks and Garrett Wilson led the Marlies with three shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 6-2-0-0 against Central Division opponents and are 3-0-0-0 against the Moose. This is the third of four games this season against Manitoba this season.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (9)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (12)
  • Points: P. Aberg 17)
  • PPG: E. Korshkov (4)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (54)
  • +/-:  B. Harpur (+10)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (43)

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 3-1-0-0 when tied after the first period and 8-0-0-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 6-2-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 6-0-1-1 in Sunday games and are 6-2-0-1 in November.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Kenny Agostino has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
  • Ben Harpur has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Timothy Liljegren has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
  • Tanner MacMaster has points (1-4-5) in five consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Darren Archibald (forearm strain) did not dress for today’s game against Manitoba. He has not dressed since November 6 against Rockford.
  • Kevin Gravel (illness) did not dress for today’s game against Manitoba.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • November 18: Recalled forward Pierre Engvall from loan by Toronto (NHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

ASSISTANT COACH A.J. MacLEAN

On today’s game:
I think the guys were very focused. We talked about it coming in that they were the hottest team in the league and it was going to be a challenge. And I thought everybody, to a man, was up for it.

On Michael Hutchinson’s performance through three games (92/98 saves):
Your goalie’s always important. Hutchy’s done a good job since he’s been here of just staying focused and any time we have any type of breakdowns he’s been standing strong for us.

On breaking down Manitoba’s transition play:
They’re a dangerous team. They can break the puck out well and if you turn it over, they have a lot of speed. With any team that’s a dangerous way to play is if you turn pucks over. Guys were really focused on the plan we wanted to have and they executed it well.

GARRETT WILSON (1 GOAL)

On a physical performance from his line with Tyler Gaudet and Matt Read:
We just try to play good defense and usually that leads to offense. Gaudet and Read have been around the game a lot. They know how to be responsible with the puck and when the right time to make plays are. We’re kind of feeding off of each other, building some chemistry, so it’s a lot of fun playing with those guys.

NEXT GAME:

November 24 vs Manitoba – 4:00 p.m. ET
November 29 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m. ET
November 30 vs Utica – 1:30 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
December 1 vs Utica – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 4 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m. ET

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