FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020
Toronto: P. Aberg (15) (T. MacMaster, K. Rubins), M. Marchment (6) PP (N. Petan, J. Duszak), M. Marchment (7) (N. Petan), M. Marchment (8) PP (N. Petan, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (22/27), J. Woll (2/3)
Belleville: J. Szwarz (13) PP (J. Norris, E. Brannstrom), M. Carcone (12) (J. Murray, A. Formenton), J. Norris (25) (J. Murray), E. Brannstrom (2) (M. Lajoie), M. Klimchuk (11) (J. Aspirot, J. Daccord), J. Beaudin (3) SH (A. Formenton, J. Dougherty), P. Kelly (8) EN (Unassisted)
Goaltender: J. Daccord (36/40)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Pontus Aberg opened the scoring at 4:30 of the first period. Aberg has six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in six games against Belleville this season.
- Mason Marchment scored his second hat trick of the season with goals at 1:03, 4:27 and 18:14 of the second period. Marchment picked up his first two power play goals of the season.
- Tanner MacMaster recorded the primary assist on Aberg’s first period goal. MacMaster has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in his last five games.
- Kristians Rubins registered the secondary assist on Aberg’s first period goal. Rubins has nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) through 34 games this season.
- Nic Petan collected the primary assist on all three of Marchment’s second period goals. Petan has 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) in five games this season against Belleville.
- Joseph Duszak picked up the secondary assists on both of Marchment’s power play goals. Duszak has four point (1 goal, 3 assists) through nine games with the Marlies.
- Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 22 of 27 shots he faced in 48:10 of action. Kaskisuo is now 12-8-2-1 on the season with a .908 save percentage and a 2.79 goals against average. Joseph Woll stopped 2 of 3 shots in relief of Kaskisuo. He is now has a .884 Save Percentage and a 3.71 Goals Against Average.
- Toronto was 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 2-for-5 on the power play. This is the 10th time Toronto has recorded more than one power play goal in a game this season.
- Toronto had a 40-31 edge in shots in all situations. Mason Marchment led the Marlies with seven shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 10-11-2-1 against North Division opponents and 3-4-0-0 against the Belleville Senators.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
- Goals: K. Agostino (21)
- Assists: J. Bracco (30)
- Points: P. Aberg (36)
- PPG: N. Petan (6)
- Shots: P. Aberg (120)
- +/-: B. Harpur (+10)
- PIMS: G. Wilson (69)
- Toronto is 16-5-2-2 when scoring first.
- The Marlies are 6-7-0-0 when tied after the first period and 14-1-1-0 when leading after the second period.
- Toronto is 7-8-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Marlies are 5-5-0-0 in Friday games and are 0-3-0-0 in February.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
- No current point streaks
- 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 7: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
- February 7: Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- February 5: Returned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo on loan from Toronto (NHL).
- 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 solid individual efforts despite loss:
I’d say today’s the most frustrating loss we’ve had, not that they’re not all frustrating but I mean Agostino, Petan, Marchment, from power play to 5-on-5, those guys gained a lot of momentum for themselves and for the team, they had a huge impact on this game. I thought Duszak came in and had a really good game for us. Hollowell, Kivihalme – there were some good efforts today, some guys stepped up for the team. There were again moments of the game we controlled. At this point, it’s really frustrating, it’s difficult. We need to start seeing results.
On quality chances increasing for Toronto as the game developed:
They did for us today. First period was a little slow. It was an even score after one. I knew we had better as a team and they came out and responded in the second period. I thought we out chanced them to 2-to-1 in that period and carried into the third then things just started to fall apart for us. There’s no excuses, we’ve got to start finding a way to get wins.
On whether this game is a learning experience or should be thrown away ahead of tomorrow’s game:
Every game’s a learning experience. Every game at some point we have to put behind us. We’ve got to chisel away at getting better. I do think if we look at our segment of games, last six, seven games, there has been better hockey played. We’ll continue to trend, we’ll continue to get better and we’ve got to find a way to go on a run.
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
February 17 vs Binghamton – 3:00 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)