MARLIES 7, BELLEVILLE 6 (OT) “A lot of good things for a team to build confidence to find a way to get back into a game. Joseph Woll was unbelievable tonight. We kind of hung him out to dry early in the game, especially in the first period. He made some really good saves. It’s not like the goals were weak goals, we just were giving up too much. We finally found our game. Joe continued to battle for us and give us confidence to come back in it, and the offence came. The guys started to play the right way and do the things that needed to find those goals.” –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (26-19-3-2 – 57 Points) vs. BELLEVILLE SENATORS (32-16-3-1 – 68 Points)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Belleville: J. Szwarz (14) (A. Formenton, J. Murray), J. Norris (26) (M. Klimchuk, J. Murray), J. Aspirot (2) (E. Brannstrom, J. Szwarz), V. Abramov (17) (Unassisted), J. LaBate (7) (J. Murray, P. Kelly), J. Szwarz (15) (A. Formenton)
Goaltender: F. Gustavsson (21/28)

Toronto: S. Pooley (7) (J. Duszak, T. Gaudet), M. Marchment (13) PP (J. Duszak, K. Agostino), M. Hollowell (2) (M. Read, G. Wilson), M. Hollowell (3) (H. Elynuik, S. Pooley), M. Read (9) (M. Hollowell, S. Pooley), A. Brooks (9) (J. Duszak, T. MacMaster), E. Korshkov (14) (J. Duszak, T. MacMaster)
Goaltender: J. Woll (30/36)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Scott Pooley put the Marlies on the board at 15:17 of the first period. He later added the secondary assists on Hollowell and Read’s third period goals. This is Pooley’s first career AHL three-point game. Pooley has nine points (7 goals, 2 assists) through 21 games this season.
  • Mason Marchment scored on the power play at 9:55 of the second period. He has eight goals in his last five games. Marchment has 18 points (13 goals, 5 assists) through 24 games.
  • Mac Hollowell scored at 18:20 of the second period and 1:51 of the third period. He added the primary assist on Read’s third period goal. This is his first career AHL three-point game.
  • Joseph Duszak recorded four primary assists including on Korshkov’s game-winner in overtime. This is Duszak’s first AHL career four-point game. Duszak has ten points (1 goal, 9 assists) in his last six games.
  • Matt Read scored at 17:26 of the third period and earlierpicked up the primary assist on Hollowell’s second period goal. He has goals (4) in four consecutive games. Read has 19 points (9 goals, 10 assists) in 37 games this season.
  • Adam Brooks scored the game-tying goal at 19:43 of the third period. Brooks has 20 points (9 goals, 11 assists) through 29 games this season.
  • Egor Korshkov scored at 1:01 of overtime. He has scored the game-winning goal in consecutive games. Korshkov has 21 points (14 goals, 7 assists) in 35 games with the Marlies
  • Tyler Gaudet registered the secondary assist on Pooley’s first period goal.
  • Kenny Agostino had the secondary assist on Marchment’s second period power play goal. He has points (1-4-5) in four consecutive games. Agostino has 39 points (22 goals, 17 assists) in 42 games this season.
  • Garret Wilson recorded the secondary assist on Hollowell’s second period goal. Wilson has 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in 42 games this season.
  • Hudson Elynuik registered the primary assist on Hollowell’s third period goal.
  • Tanner MacMaster picked up the secondary assists on Brooks’ third period goal and Korshkov’s overtime goal. MacMaster has points (3-7-10) in his last 11 games.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 30 of 36 shots he faced. Woll is now 9-11-2-1 on the season with a .887 save percentage and a 3.65 goals against average. Woll was selected as first star of the game.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto is 11-0-0-1 when scoring five or more goals.
  • The Marlies are now 3-3 in overtime games. Pontus Aberg and Kenny Agostino have scored Toronto’s two other overtime winning goals.
  • Toronto was 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-3 on the power play. This is the fourth consecutive game Toronto has not allowed a goal on the penalty kill (17/17).
  • Belleville had a 36-28 edge in shots in all situations. Joseph Duszak and Mason Marchment led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 12-11-2-1 against North Division opponents and 5-4-0-0 against the Belleville Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 38-32 through nine games.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (22)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  K. Agostino (39)
  • PPG: K. Agostino,N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (124)
  • +/-:  P. Aberg (+11)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

HOME SWEET HOME

  • Toronto’s home record is 17-8-0-0 (34 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 92-68. Kenny Agostino leads the Marlies in goals (14) and Jeremy Bracco in assists (18) at home.
  • Goaltenders Kasimir Kaskisuo (8-3-0-0) and Joseph Woll (6-5-0-0) have combined to make 590 saves. Michael Hutchinson also started three games (3-0-0-0) at Coca-Cola Coliseum.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 8-11-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 4-15-2-1 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 18-10-1-2 when outshot by their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 10-5-2-2 in Saturday games and are 4-3-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Kenny Agostino has points (1-4-5) in four consecutive games.
  • Adam Brooks has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.
  • Egor Korshkov has goals (3) in three consecutive games.
  • Mason Marchment has points (8-1-9) in five consecutive games.
  • Matt Read has points (4-2-6) in four consecutive games.
  • Garrett Wilson has assists (3) in three 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:
A lot of good things for a team to build confidence to find a way to get back into a game. Joseph Woll was unbelievable tonight. We kind of hung him out to dry early in the game, especially in the first period. He made some really good saves. It’s not like the goals were weak goals, we just were giving up too much. We finally found our game. Joe continued to battle for us and give us confidence to come back in it, and the offence came. The guys started to play the right way and do the things that needed to find those goals.

On the first period timeout with Toronto down 4-0:
It didn’t feel like I needed to yell too much. I think they knew themselves that the effort wasn’t there. The execution of the game plan that we had followed the day before that brought us success was not being executed. So just a reminder of a few points of what we needed to do to get back to playing our game. And I could sense that they were all disappointed in how they started and they started to turn it on from there.

On Joseph Duszak, Mac Hollowell and Scott Pooley’s performance tonight:
Great. Any time you can get depth guys that come up in the organization have huge impacts for you in a game is great signs of the development process here within this organization. Really happy for their success tonight in helping our team.

On Adam Brooks’ tying goal and leaving in overtime due to injury:
Huge goal…Everybody loves him. You can tell that all his teammates are rooting for him every day. He’s such a good person. He brings a lot of positive life and energy in the room with everybody so it’s good to see everybody else’s reaction and how excited they were for him and that goal. In terms of injury, it’s too early for me to know or have gotten a report on what’s going on.

On what has led to Mason Marchment’s recent success:
Get to the net. He’s really good at net-front presence and just getting around the paint and being difficult and strong and big to play down there and plays with a little bit of an edge. He does a good job getting teams off their game so he gets to the net and guys are more focused on him than actually playing the game and it gives him more time and space to make plays.

GARRETT WILSON (1 ASSIST)

On what Toronto did differently in the final two periods:
We just played with a little more urgency. We knew we had to take a couple risks to get some offence going and it paid off for us and Woll made some huge saves for us back at the final line of defence there. We fed off it and we were able to get one on the power play. PK was great, so it was just a nice team win there.

On Egor Korshkov’s overtime goal:
Yeah, I think he only scores highlight reels. It’d be nice to see him get a garbage one here every once in a while and make us feel a little bit better. He’s a skilled player, big body, and he’s a hell of a player.

 NEXT GAME:

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
February 28 at Utica – 7:00 p.m. ET

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