UTICA 4, MARLIES 3 POSTGAME NOTES: This was Toronto’s first loss at home of the season (9-1-0-0).

TORONTO MARLIES (14-3-2-1 – 31 Points) vs. UTICA COMETS (13-7-1-0 – 27 Points)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Utica: S. Baertschi (4) PP (K. Lind, R. Boucher), J. Bailey (5) PP (S. Baertschi, B. Rafferty), K. Lind (4) (C. Camper, A. Roussel), R. Boucher (15) (G. Brisebois, B. Rafferty)
Goaltender: M. DiPietro (22/25)

Toronto: T. MacMaster (6) (P. Aberg, E. Korshkov), K. Agostino (11) PP (J. Bracco, R. Sandin), D. Archibald (5) PP (T. Liljegren, N. Baptiste)
Goaltender: J. Woll (20/24)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Tanner MacMaster opened the scoring for the Marlies for the second consecutive game at 11:50 of the first period. MacMaster has picked up a point (4-4-8) in each of his last eight games.
  • Kenny Agostino scored Toronto’s second goal at 18:22 of the first period on the power play. Agostino has 11 points (7 goals, 4 assists) in eight games.
  • Darren Archibald scored Toronto’s third goal at 8:43 of the third period. Archibald has three goals in his last four games.
  • Pontus Aberg recorded the primary assist on MacMaster’s first period goal. Aberg has points (3-8-11) through eight games.
  • Egor Korshkov registered the secondary assist on MacMaster’s first period goal. Korshkov has 14 points (8 goals, 6 assists) through 20 games.
  • Jeremy Bracco collected the primary assist on Agostino’s first period goal. This is Bracco’s sixth power play assist and 14th of the season.
  • Rasmus Sandin picked up the secondary assist on Agostino’s first period goal. Sandin has 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) through 12 games this season.
  • Timothy Liljegren recorded the primary assist on Archibald’s third period power play goal. Liljegren has 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) in 17 games this season.
  • Nick Baptiste registered the secondary assist on Archibald’s third period power play goal.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 20 of 24 shots he faced. Woll is now 4-2-1-1 on the season with a 0.895 Save Percentage and a 3.21 Goals Against Average.

OF NOTE…

  • This was Toronto’s first loss at home of the season (9-1-0-0).
  • Assistant coaches Rob Davison and A.J. MacLean assumed duties behind the bench for today’s game against Utica. Toronto is 4-1-0-0 under Davison and MacLean.
  • Toronto was 1-for-3 on the penalty kill and was 2-for-6 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 25-24 edge in shots in all situations. Pontus Aberg and Adam Brooks led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 6-1-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 0-1-0-0 against the Utica Comets.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (11)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (14)
  • Points: P. Aberg (23)
  • PPG: E. Korshkov (4)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (66)
  • +/-:  P. Aberg (+12)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (43)

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 10-3-1-1 when scoring first.
  • Toronto is 14-13-1 at Scotiabank Arena.
  • The Marlies are 6-2-1-1 when leading after the first period and 3-2-0-1 when tied after the second period.
  • Toronto is 6-1-1-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 6-1-1-1 in Saturday games and are 8-3-0-1 in November.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Pontus Aberg has points (2-5-7) in four consecutive games.
  • Kenny Agostino has points (3-3-6) in four consecutive games.
  • Darren Archibald has points (3-1-4) four consecutive games.
  • Egor Korshkov has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Tanner MacMaster has points (4-4-8) in eight consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Kevin Gravel (illness) did not dress for tonight’s game against Rochester.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • November 29: Loaned defenceman Martin Marincin from Toronto (NHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

ASSISTANT COACH A.J. MacLEAN

On Toronto’s goaltending tandem (Kaskisuo and Woll):
It’s been terrific. No matter who’s in the net they’ve been sharp and ready to play. They’ve always given us a chance to win games. Woll did tonight. He did a great job. We just weren’t sharp enough in front of him to get the win for him.

On Kenny Agostino:
I’d say it’s what we expected of Kenny. He’s an AHL veteran. He’s led the league in scoring before. We know he’s a producer and I think in the room he’s been a great voice. He’s a smart guy, very personable. He helps the young guys and everyone alike get along and he brings people together.


NEXT GAME:

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
December 8 vs San Antonio – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 11 at Utica – 7:00 p.m. ET

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