Korkmaz, Furkan Available Injury/Illness – Left Ankle; Sprain Had been listed as probable. O’Quinn, Kyle Out Injury/Illness – Left calf; Strain Had been questionable Pelle, Norvel Out G League – Two-Way Shayok, Marial Out Injury/Illness – Right quad; Contusion (G league 2 way)
Hernandez, Dewan Out Injury/Illness – Right Thumb; Sprain
– Ibaka, Serge Doubtful Injury/Illness – Right Ankle; Sprain –
Johnson, Stanley Out Injury/Illness – Left Groin; Stress reaction
– Lowry, Kyle Out Injury/Illness – Left Thumb; Fracture – distal phalanx –
McCaw, Patrick Out Injury/Illness – Left Knee; Surgery
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Manitoba: J. Harkins (6) PP (A. Chibisov, K. Vesalainen) Goaltender: M. Berdin (25/28)
Toronto: K. Agostino (10) (J. Bracco, A. Brooks), T. MacMaster (4) (D. Archibald, P. Aberg), P. Aberg (9) PP (K. Agostino), T. Kivihalme (1) EN (Unassisted) Goaltender: J. Woll (31/32)
ON THE SCORESHEET
Kenny Agostino opened the scoring at 5:36 of the second period and later add the sole assist on Aberg’s third period goal. Agostino has nine points (6 goals, 3 assist) in six games. Agostino is tied for eighth overall in goals (10).
Tanner MacMaster scored Toronto’s second goal at 6:06 of the second period. MacMaster has picked up a point (2-4-6) in each of his last six games. He has matched a career high in points (11) through 17 games this season.
Pontus Aberg scored Toronto’s third goal of the game at 17:11 of the third period on the power play and earlierhad the secondary assist on MacMaster’s second period goal. Aberg has points (2-5-7) through six games.
Teemu Kivihalme scored an empty net goal at 17:37 of the third period. This is Kivihalme’s first career AHL goal.
Jeremy Bracco recorded the primary assist on Agostino’s second period goal. Bracco is now fourth for the Marlies in all-time assists (96).
Adam Brooks registered the secondary assist on Agostino’s second period goal. Brooks has seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) through nine games this season.
Darren Archibald collected the primary assist on MacMaster’s second period goal. Archibald has four points (3 goals, 1 assist) through 11 games this season.
Joseph Woll stopped 31 of 32 shots he faced and was named first star of the game. Woll is now 4-1-1-1 on the season with a 0.902 Save Percentage and a 3.09 Goals Against Average.
Toronto is undefeated at home this season and set a franchise record with their ninth consecutive home win. Toronto has outscored their opponents 38-20.
The goals scored by Pontus Aberg and Teemu Kivihalme in the third period were 26 seconds apart, the fastest two goals scored by the Marlies this season. The previous record was set in the second period by Kenny Agostino and Tanner MacMaster whose goals were 30 seconds apart
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-3 on the penalty kill and was 1-for-2 on the power play.
Manitoba had a 32-29 edge in shots in all situations. Pontus Aberg, Jeremy Bracco,Adam Brooks, Hudson Elynuik and Garrett Wilson led the Marlies with three shots on goal.
The Marlies are 7-2-0-0 against Central Division opponents and sweep their regular season series with four wins against the Moose. Toronto outscored Manitoba 15-5 through their four games.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
Goals: K. Agostino (10)
Assists: J. Bracco (13)
Points: P. Aberg (19)
PPG: E. Korshkov (4)
Shots: P. Aberg (57)
+/-: T. Kivihalme (+11)
PIMS: G. Wilson (43)
The Marlies are 4-1-0-0 when tied after the first period and 9-0-0-0 when leading after the second period.
Toronto is 7-2-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.
The Marlies are 3-0-1-0 in Sunday games and are 7-2-0-1 in November.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
Pontus Aberg has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games.
Kenny Agostino has points (2-2-4) in consecutive games.
Adam Brooks has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
Teemu Kivihalme has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
Tanner MacMaster has points (2-4-6) in six consecutive games.
Kevin Gravel (illness) did not dress for today’s game against Manitoba.
November 18: Recalled forward Pierre Engvall from loan by Toronto (NHL).
ASSISTANT COACH A.J. MacLEAN
On whether he was happy with the team’s performance this weekend: I was very happy. I thought with everything that went on this week I thought the guys, for the most part, were very focused, were dedicated to the plan. Tonight for moments I think Manitoba got to their game plan for a lot longer stretches than us. But when we stuck to our play and we were very opportunistic, it ended up working out well in the end.
On Joseph Woll: Coming in I didn’t really know much about him. I knew he was a very good prospect for us but seeing him from day one at Leafs camp. He works incredible hard every day. His attitude is great. He smiles all the time. You literally have to drag him off the ice every day. He’s a true professional. I have no doubts in his game anytime he’s in the net.
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 December 7 vs San Antonio – 4:00 p.m. ET