TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020
Belleville: R. Balcers (12) (V. Abramov, L. Brown), J. Szwarz (12) SH (J. Dougherty), R. Balcers (13) PP (J. Norris, M. Lajoie)
Goaltender: J. Daccord (25/26)
Toronto: E. Korshkov (11) (J. Schmaltz, T. Gaudet)
Goaltender: J. Woll (23/26)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Egor Korshkov scored at 5:28 of the first period. Korshkov has 18 points (11 goals, 7 assists) through 30 games this season.
- Jordan Schmaltz recorded the primary assist on Korshkov’s first period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. Schmaltz has 13 points (2 goals, 11 assists) through 33 games this season.
- Tyler Gaudet registered the secondary assist on Korshkov’s first period goal. Gaudet has 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) in 42 games with the Marlies.
- Joseph Woll stopped 23 of 26 shots he faced. Woll is now 7-11-2-1 on the season with a .885 Save Percentage and a 3.68 Goals Against Average.
- Toronto was 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play.
- Toronto and Belleville were even in shots with 26 in all situations. Kenny Agostino, Nick Baptiste and Nic Petan led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 10-10-2-1 against North Division opponents and 3-3-0-0 against the Belleville Senators.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
- Goals: K. Agostino (21)
- Assists: J. Bracco (30)
- Points: P. Aberg (35)
- PPG: N. Petan (6)
- Shots: P. Aberg (115)
- +/-: B. Harpur (+10)
- PIMS: G. Wilson (69)
HOME SWEET HOME
- Toronto’s home record is 14-8-0-0 (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 76-60. Kenny Agostino leads the Marlies in goals (14) and Jeremy Bracco in assists (18) at home.
- Goaltenders Kasimir Kaskisuo (7-3-0-0) and Joseph Woll (4-5-0-0) have combined to make 497 saves. Michael Hutchinson also started three games (3-0-0-0) at Coca-Cola Coliseum.
- Toronto is 16-4-2-2 when scoring first.
- The Marlies are 6-6-0-0 when tied after the first period and 3-15-2-1 when trailing after the second period.
- Toronto is 0-1-0-0 when even in shots with their opponent.
- The Marlies are 0-2-0-0 in Tuesday games and are 0-2-0-0 in February.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
- Jordan Schmaltz has assists (0-2-2) in consecutive games.
- Rich Clune (high ankle sprain) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. 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 Belleville.
- Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.
- February 4: Recalled goaltender Parker Gahagen from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
- February 4: Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- February 3: Recalled forward Giorgio Estephan from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
Five-on-five, I was really happy with how we played against one of the top teams in the League, which I think we are as well. We went toe-to-toe with them. Special teams let us down tonight.
On the team’s placement in the overall standings:
That’s focusing on results, which are important. If we’re still looking back at the last four games before tonight, like I had mentioned in previous interviews, we’re starting to build a lot more consistency in our 5-on-5 play. I had mentioned prior as well that special teams had plagued us a little bit, tonight was a part of that again. There’s still positives to build on. It doesn’t happen overnight, we’re going to keep going.
On why Jeremy Bracco did not play tonight:
Away for personal reasons.
FORWARD GARRETT WILSON
On tonight’s game:
I thought 5-on-5 we were generating a lot of chances, a lot of looks. We didn’t capitalize on enough of them. Special teams, we’ve got to be better. It’s losing us hockey games not capitalizing on the power play, not shutting down the PK and we’ve got to find a way to get that going so we can start climbing the standings.
On not capitalizing on two consecutive power plays in the second period:
It’s huge. It’s a turning point. We had a five minute power play there and then a four right after. We just weren’t executing and we had a couple different looks there on the unit so we’ve just got to get back to the drawing board here. We know we’ve still got a good opportunity here this month so we’ve got to start winning some hockey games and doing our job and hopefully climb the standings as fast as we can.
On the message to the team as a leader in the room:
You’ve got to forget about this one. It’s behind us now, and just look for the next game. We know it’s not going to be easy. Teams come in and they’re ready to play us. Toronto’s been known to be a good team for the last five, ten years and teams get up for those games so we’ve got to find a way to bring our A-game and start winning some hockey games.
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
February 14 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 15 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET