SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2019
San Antonio: J. Kyrou (9) (D. Pouliot, M. Vecchione), T. Kaspick (3) (J. Dotchin, E. Polei)
Goaltender: V. Husso (14/17)
Toronto: K. Agostino (12) (R. Sandin, J. Bracco), K. Agostino (13) (J. Bracco, T. Gaudet), T. Kivihalme (2) (J. Lindgren, H. Elynuik)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (28/30)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Kenny Agostino scored at 12:07 of the first period and at 9:49 of the second period. This is his third multi-goal game and his sixth multi-point game of the season. Agostino has nine goals in his last 10 games. Agostino is tied for fifth overall in goals (13).
- Teemu Kivihalme scored at 3:13 of the third period. This is his second career AHL goal. His first was an empty-net goal against Manitoba on November 24. Kivihalme has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) through 20 games.
- Rasmus Sandin recorded the primary assist on Agostino’s first period goal. Sandin has three assists in his last four games. Sandin has 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) through 15 games this season.
- Jeremy Bracco registered the secondary assist on Agostino’s first period goal and the primary assist on Agostino’s second period goal.These assists were Bracco’s 100th and 101st career AHL assists. Bracco is fourth overall in the league in assists (18).
- Tyler Gaudet had the secondary assist on Agostino’s second period goal.Gaudet has nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) through 21 games.
- Jesper Lindgren picked up the primary assist on Kivihalme’s third period goal. Lindgren has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) through 17 games.
- Hudson Elynuik recorded the secondary assist on Kivihalme’s third period goal. Elynuik has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) through 21 games this season.
- Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 28 of the 30 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 9-1-1-0 on the season with a .925 Save Percentage and a 2.18 Goals Against Average.
- The Marlies are 11-1-0-0 at home this season, losing their only home game at Scotiabank Arena.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on December 1 that Greg Moore was named head coach of the Toronto Marlies. He will join the Marlies on December 16.
- Assistant coaches Rob Davison and A.J. MacLean assumed duties behind the bench for tonight’s game against Rochester. Toronto is 6-2-0-0 under Davison and MacLean.
- Toronto was 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and was 0-for-4 on the power play. San Antonio’s power play is ranked second in the AHL (27.1% – 29/107).
- San Antonio had a 30-17 edge in shots in all situations. Mason Marchment led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 8-2-0-0 against Central Division opponents and are 1-0-0-0 against the San Antonio Rampage. Toronto last played San Antonio on January 11, 2015, winning 3-0.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
- Goals: K. Agostino (13)
- Assists: J. Bracco (18)
- Points: K. Agostino (22)
- PPG: E. Korshkov (4)
- Shots: K. Agostino (47)
- +/-: B. Harpur (+11)
- PIMS: G. Wilson (45)
- The Marlies are 6-1-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 4-2-0-1 when tied after the second period.
- Toronto is 9-3-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 7-1-1-1 in Saturday games and are 2-1-0-0 in December.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
- No current point streaks
- Kevin Gravel (illness) did not dress for today’s game against Utica.
- December 6: Recalled forward Pontus Aberg from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- December 6: Recalled defenceman Martin Marincin from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- December 6: Recalled forward Nic Petan from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- December 5: Reassigned forward Aaron Luchuk by Toronto (NHL) to Newfoundland (ECHL).
- December 4: Activated forward Mason Marchment from injured non-roster by Toronto (NHL) and loaned to Toronto (AHL).
ASSISTANT COACH A.J. MacLEAN
On today’s game and how Toronto played against San Antonio:
Overall pretty well. I don’t think we really played a full complete game. I think with a team like San Antonio, with how hard they work, they’re going to have their time and they did. I thought our guys did a really good job holding the fort. When they had their push, guys were blocking shots. The bench was alive. And if anything got through, Kas was massive in net for us again.
On what Mason Marchment’s return mean to the team:
A lot. Marchment’s a great player, he’s a big body, he can really shoot the puck. The more reps he gets and the more games he gets, he’s only going to be feeling better.
On the power play (0-for-1):
It was just okay. I thought we could be better for sure. But it’s kind of hard when you don’t get one (until) halfway through the second period. That has nothing to do with the officiating by the way, it was just the way the game went. There weren’t very many penalties. You don’t have the flow of the game, you don’t have the puck very often when that happens and I think tomorrow we’ll come back better.
December 8 vs San Antonio – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 11 at Utica – 7:00 p.m. ET
December 14 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 15 vs Rockford – 4:00 p.m. ET
December 21 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET