UTICA 6, MARLIES 4: “We lost our composure for probably five minutes and that was the game right there. I think the guys after that and before that played hard, played well but for five minutes, we really lost our focus and that was it.” –A.J. MacLEAN (asst. coach).

TORONTO MARLIES (17-5-2-1 – 37 Points) vs. UTICA COMETS (15-8-1-2 – 33 Points)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2019

 123OTFINAL
TORONTO1214
UTICA1416

GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: T. MacMaster (7) PP (T. Liljegren, M. Read), D. Archibald (6) PP (N. Baptiste, T. Liljegren), G. Wilson (6) PP (K. Agostino, K. Kaskisuo), M. Marchment (1) (Unassisted)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (22/27)

Utica: L. Jasek (6) (J. Bailey, K. Lind), F. Perron (5) (N. Goldobin, C. Camper), G. Brisebois (3) (R. Boucher, B. Rafferty), L. Jasek (7) (N. Goldobin), K. Lind (7) PP (S. Baertschi, B. Rafferty), R. Boucher (18) EN (S. Baertschi, A. Sautner)
Goaltender: M. DiPietro (27/31)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Tanner MacMaster scored on the power play at 17:16 of the first period. This was his second power play goal of the season. MacMaster has 15 points (7 goals, 8 assists) through 24 games this season.
  • Darren Archibald scored on the power play at 12:51 of the second period. Archibald has six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in his last eight games.
  • Garrett Wilson scored on the power play at 19:58 of the second period. Wilson has nine points (6 goals, 3 assists) in 22 games this season. Wilson has points (1 goal, 1 assist) in consecutive games.
  • Mason Marchment scored at 12:08 of the third period. This was Marchment’s first goal of the season through four games.
  • Timothy Liljegren recorded the primary assist on MacMaster’s first period goal and the secondary assist on Archibald’s second period goal. This is Liljegren’s second multi-point game of the season. Liljegren has 13 points (2 goals, 11 assists) through 22 games.
  • Matt Read registered the secondary assist on MacMaster’s first period goal. Read has six points (3 goals, 3 assists) through 19 games this season.
  • Nick Baptiste picked up the primary assist on Archibald’s second period goal. Baptiste has seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) through 16 games this season.
  • Kenny Agostino had the primary assist on Wilson’s second period goal. Agostino has 14 points (9 goals, 5 assists) in his last 12 games.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 22 of the 27 shots he faced. He recorded the secondary assist on Wilson’s third period power play goal. Kaskisuo is now 9-2-1-0 on the season with a .916 Save Percentage and a 2.42 Goals Against Average.

OF NOTE…

  • 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 Utica. Toronto is 7-3-0-0 under Davison and MacLean.
  • Toronto was 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and was 3-for-4 on the power play. Toronto last scored three power play goals in one game on March 15, 2019 in a 5-4 win against Hershey.
  • Toronto had a 31-28 edge in shots in all situations. Timothy Liljegren led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 7-2-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 1-2-0-0 against the Utica Comets.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (13)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (18)
  • Points: K. Agostino (23)
  • PPG: E. Korshkov (4)
  • Shots: K. Agostino (49)
  • +/-:  B. Harpur (+13)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (52)

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 4-2-0-0 when tied after the first period and 3-3-2-0 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 7-2-1-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 2-3-0-0 in Wednesday games and are 3-2-0-0 in December.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Mason Marchment has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
  • Garrett Wilson has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Adam Brooks left tonight’s game against Utica in the second period and did not return.
  • Kevin Gravel (illness) did not dress for tonight’s game against Utica.
  • Egor Korshkov (lower leg laceration) did not dress for tonight’s game against Utica. Heleft Toronto’s game against San Antonio on December 8 in the first period and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • December 9: Recalled forward Brady Ferguson from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).

   POSTGAME QUOTES

ASSISTANT COACH A.J. MacLEAN

On the beginning of the second period where Utica scored four goals in 2:37:
Like you said, it was eventful, it was emotional. We lost our composure for probably five minutes and that was the game right there. I think the guys after that and before that played hard, played well but for five minutes, we really lost our focus and that was it.

On the explanation on Toronto’s second period non-goal:
It was just that we were getting a penalty as well so the play was dead basically.

On whether the third period was the best period by Toronto:
I thought the first period was really good too. I thought we came out and really played hard in the first. Like I said the five minutes in the second, we lost our way and then the third, we came out and just played hockey again so it’s something that we really just need to do, just to figure out how to put together three solid periods and we’ll be all right.

NEXT GAME:

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
December 26 vs Belleville – 3:00 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
December 27 at Laval – 7:00 p.m. ET

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