MARLIES 4, BELLEVILLE 2: “It’s really big, it’s really important. It’s a really big month for us. Thought the team was building a lot of confidence prior to these three games. They saw a lot of the good stuff they were doing and like we’ve talked a lot about, not getting the results. Really happy for them now to be getting the results and start reaping the rewards of the hard work of the last five, six weeks.” –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (25-19-3-2 – 55 Points) vs. BELLEVILLE SENATORS (32-15-3-1 – 68 Points).

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: M. Marchment (12) (K. Agostino), K. Agostino (22) PP (M. Marchment, A. Brooks), E. Korshkov (13) (K. Rubins, M. Read), M. Read (8) (G. Wilson, K. Rubins)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (26/28)

Belleville: J. Dougherty (4) (V. Abramov, J. Szwarz), V. Abramov (16) (J. Murray)
Goaltender: J. Daccord (29/33)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Mason Marchment put the Marlies on the board at 19:13 of the first period and later added the primary assist on Agostino’s second period goal. He has seven goals in his last four games. Marchment has 17 points (12 goals, 5 assists) through 23 games.
  • Kenny Agostino scored on the power play at 9:22 of the second period and earlierhad the lone assist on Marchment’s first period goal. He has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. Agostino has 38 points (22 goals, 16 assists) in 41 games this season.
  • Egor Korshkov scored at 18:17 of the first period. This was his first career AHL game-winning goal. Korshkov has 20 points (13 goals, 7 assists) in 34 games with the Marlies.
  • Matt Read scored at 8:46 of the third period and earlier added the secondary assist on Korshkov’s second period goal. He has goals (3) in three consecutive games. Read has 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) in 36 games this season.
  • Adam Brooks recorded the secondary assist on Marchment’s first period goal. Brooks has 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) through 27 games this season.
  • Kristians Rubins registered the primary assist on Korshkov’s second period goal and the secondary assist on Read’s third period goal. He has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games. Rubins has 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) through 37 games this season.
  • Garret Wilson had the primary assist on Read’s third period goal. This was his 200th career AHL point. Wilson has 15 points (8 goals, 7 assists) in 41 games this season.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 26 of 28 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 14-8-2-1 on the season with a .909 save percentage and a 2.73 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 6-for-6 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play. This is the third consecutive game Toronto has not allowed a goal on the penalty kill (15/15).
  • Toronto had a 33-28 edge in shots in all situations. Adam Brooks led the Marlies with seven shots on goal for the second consecutive game.
  • The Marlies are 13-11-2-1 against North Division opponents and 4-4-0-0 against the Belleville Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 31-26 through eight games.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (22)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  P. Aberg, K. Agostino (38)
  • PPG: K. Agostino,N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (123)
  • +/-:  P. Aberg (+11)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 7-7-0-0 when tied after the first period and 17-1-1-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 7-8-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 6-5-0-0 in Friday games and are 3-3-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Kenny Agostino has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
  • Adam Brooks has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Mason Marchment has points (7-1-8) in four consecutive games.
  • Matt Read has points (3-1-4) in three consecutive games.
  • Kristians Rubins has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games.
  • Garrett Wilson has assists (2) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • 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.
  • Nic Petan (shoulder) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Rochester on Feb. 8 and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • February 14: Returned forward Pontus Aberg on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 14: Returned goaltender Michael Hutchinson on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 10: Recalled forward Pontus Aberg from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 10: Returned goaltender Parker Gahagen on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from loan by Toronto (NHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:
It was probably one of the best performances for our team sticking to the game plan and being disciplined within it. Kas did a heck of a job in the first period, keeping us in the game and letting the team find it and build their confidence. Then the second period, we had three, four, five shifts in a row where we were in the o-zone, we wore the team down a bit and started to build momentum.

On building the team’s confidence with recent success:
It’s really big, it’s really important. It’s a really big month for us. Thought the team was building a lot of confidence prior to these three games. They saw a lot of the good stuff they were doing and like we’ve talked a lot about, not getting the results. Really happy for them now to be getting the results and start reaping the rewards of the hard work of the last five, six weeks.

On how the team kept momentum with 11 penalties called during the game:
Yeah, it’s really hard, even another reason to be proud of the group for staying in it, staying with it and not allowing the back-and-forth penalty calls to throw them off their game or lose momentum when we had it.

On a strong third period effort:
Well those are lessons learned from the losses we’ve had in the past. They’re starting to figure out what is needed and what it takes, a full 60 minutes and how to manage a game with a lead in the third period and they’re starting to execute.

NEXT GAME:

February 15 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 17 vs Binghamton – 3:00 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
February 19 vs Binghamton – 11:00 a.m. ET
February 22 at Laval – 3:00 p.m. ET
February 26 vs Cleveland – 11:00 a.m. ET

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