MARLIES 6, CHARLOTTE 2: "The break was good to us. You could tell the energy and the excitement for the players to be back on the ice. Got a little mental refresher and really, a lot of how we played tonight I thought we played like in Cleveland as well, we just didn’t get the results. In our staff’s mind, we put together three good games. Hopefully we can continue to find that consistency." –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (22-17-3-2 – 49 Points) vs. CHARLOTTE CHECKERS (24-17-3-0 – 51 Points)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2020

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CHARLOTTE1102
TORONTO1416

GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Charlotte: M. Geekie (14) (T. Broadhurst, G. Forsling), M. McCormick (13) PP (D. Gust, C. Priskie)
Goaltender: A. Forsberg (13/16), A. Nedeljkovic (8/11)

Toronto: N. Petan (10) (Unassisted), M. Hollowell (1) (N. Petan, B. Harpur), S. Pooley (5) (T. Kivihalme, T. Liljegren), S. Pooley (6) (Unassisted), T. MacMaster (10) PP (M. Read, T. Kivihalme), E. Korshkov (10) (T. MacMaster)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (31/33)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Nic Petan scored unassisted at 7:56 of the first period to put the Marlies on the board and added the primary assist on Hollowell’s second period goal. He has points (2-3-5) in three consecutive games. Petan has 26 points (10 goals, 16 assists) in 18 games this season.
  • Mac Hollowell scored at 1:19 of the second period. This was his first career AHL goal. Hollowell has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games for the first time this season.
  • Scott Pooley scored at 2:30 and 2:49 of the second period. This is his second two-goal game of the season. Pooley has six goals in 16 games this season.
  • Tanner MacMaster scored on the power play at 18:05 of the second period and later added the lone assist on Korshkov’s third period goal. MacMaster has recorded three points (2 goals, 1 assist) through two straight games.
  • Egor Korshkov scored at 5:00 of the third period. Korshkov has 17 points (10 goals 7 assists) through 28 games.
  • Ben Harpur recorded the secondary assist on Hollowell’s second period goal. Harpur has 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) through 30 games this season.
  • Teemu Kivihalme registered the primary assist on Pooley’s first goal of the second period and the secondary assist on MacMaster’s second period power play goal. This is Kivihalme’s second multi-point game of the season.
  • Timothy Liljegren collected the secondary assist on Pooley’s first goal of the second period. Liljegren has 15 points (2 goals, 13 assists) in his last 12 games. Liljegren is eighth in assists (23) amongst AHL defencemen.
  • Matt Read had the primary assist on MacMaster’s second period power play goal. Read has 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) through 31 games this season.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 31 of 33 shots he faced. He is now 12-6-1-1 on the season with a .912 save percentage and a 2.65 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto’s two fastest goals of the season were both scored by Scott Pooley in the second period (19 seconds).
  • Toronto was 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play.
  • Charlotte had a 33-27 edge in shots in all situations. Egor Korshkov led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 2-2-0-1 against Atlantic Division opponents and are 1-1-01 against the Charlotte Checkers.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (21)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (29)
  • Points:  P. Aberg (35)
  • PPG: N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (113)
  • +/-:  B. Harpur (+11)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (67)

HOME SWEET HOME

  • Toronto’s home record is 14-6-0-0 (28 points) this season. Toronto’s longest home point streak reached 18 points from Oct. 5 to Nov. 24 (9-0-0-0).
  • The Marlies have outscored their opponents 72-52. Kenny Agostino leads the Marlies in goals (14) and Jeremy Bracco in assists (17) at home.
  • Goaltenders Kasimir Kaskisuo (7-2-0-0) and Joseph Woll (4-4-0-0) have combined to make 451 saves. Michael Hutchinson also started three games (3-0-0-0) at Coca-Cola Coliseum.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 6-5-0-0 when tied after the first period and 14-0-1-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 15-10-1-2 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 5-4-0-0 in Friday games and are 3-7-1-1 in January. This is Toronto’s first home game played on Friday.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Ben Harpur has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
  • Mac Hollowell has points (1-2-3) consecutive games.
  • Tanner MacMaster has points (2-1-3) in consecutive games.
  • Nic Petan has points (2-3-5) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Kenny Agostino (illness) did not dress for tonight’s game against Charlotte.
  • Rich Clune (high ankle sprain) did not dress for tonight’s game against Charlotte. He left Toronto’s game against Charlotte on January 19 and did not return.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Charlotte.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for tonight’s game against Charlotte. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • January 31: Returned defenceman Kevin Gravel on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • January 31: Recalled defenceman Kevin Gravel from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • January 30: Released forward Giovanni Fiore from PTO
  • January 26: Returned forward Tyler Gaudet on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • January 26: Recalled forward Tyler Gaudet from loan to Toronto (NHL).
  • January 25: Returned defenceman Jake Muzzin from conditioning loan to Toronto (NHL).
  • January 25: Returned forward Trevor Moore from conditioning loan to Toronto (NHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On the team being down a goal and pushing back for the win:
For sure the response after going down by a goal. The break was good to us. You could tell the energy and the excitement for the players to be back on the ice. Got a little mental refresher and really, a lot of how we played tonight I thought we played like in Cleveland as well, we just didn’t get the results. In our staff’s mind, we put together three good games. Hopefully we can continue to find that consistency.

On Egor Korshkov (1 goal):
Big size, a lot of skill. He’s an interesting, fun player to watch. He just sheds people off as they approach him. He’s great protecting the puck and possessing. Nice little play he made down low for his goal. He brings an element to our team and some depth.

On Mac Hollowell (first career AHL goal):
He’s a very skilled player. We’ve seen a lot of it. It hasn’t resulted in a goal such as that. He’s such a good skater, he positions himself offensively and defensively really well through the middle of the rink, uses his stick to his advantage, which he’ll have to with a little bit undersized defenceman but he makes up for it with his ability to skate and position himself off of defenders.

FORWARD SCOTT POOLEY (2 GOALS)

On tonight’s win against Charlotte:
I think we just did a lot of the little details right that were kind of hurting us. It was nice to get home after the long road trip and after the break and be able to get back into our routine and I think that helped a lot. We were happy to put a full 60 on the ice and obviously we got the result we wanted.

On what the coaching staff’s message was going into tonight’s game:
Just keep it simple really. Coming back from break, hands might be a little rusty, guys get their legs back under them and stuff. But like I said in games prior, we liked the process, we liked the way we played and we just didn’t get the results we wanted, so we wanted to put a full 60 on the ice and we knew we’d get the result and I think we showed that tonight.

On whether confidence or experience has led to increased scoring:
Yeah, I think obviously confidence is huge for any player so to get the first one and be able to play a little more loose and have the confidence to shoot the puck. There’s lucky bounces and I was a lucky recipient, just put it on net and it went in so, there’s no secret to it or anything but I’ll take it.

NEXT GAME:

February 1 vs Charlotte – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 4 vs Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 7 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 8 vs Rochester – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 9 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m. ET

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