BINGHAMTON 5, MARLIES 3: “First period wasn’t awful, we did a lot of good stuff. Second period got away from us for sure. We weren’t making plays, we weren’t sprinting back for pucks, we weren’t supporting the puck well. They forechecked really hard, they pressured us, took away our time and space and it didn’t seem as though our players were ready for it.” –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (26-21-3-2 – 57 Points) vs. BINGHAMTON DEVILS (26-23-4-0 – 56 Points)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2020

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BINGHAMTON3115
TORONTO1023

GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Binghamton: M. Studenic (6) (J. Groleau, J. Melchiori), E. Sharangovich (7) (K. Cumiskey, M. Studenic), C. Conner (10) PP (D. Mermis, N. Bastian), N. Bastian (10) PP (M. Maltsev), M. Tennyson (1) (EN) (Unassisted)
Goaltender: G. Senn (32/35)

Toronto: M. Read (10) (T. Gaudet, J. Duszak), G. Estephan (1) (N. Baptiste), M. Read (11) (G. Wilson, M. Hollowell)
Goaltender: J. Woll (29/33)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Matt Read opened the scoring at 7:57 of the first period and added Toronto’s third goal at 14:19 of the third period. Read has recorded eight points (6 goals, 2 assists) in his last six games.
  • Giorgio Estephan scored Toronto’s second goal at 5:25 of the third period. This is his first goal for the Marlies. He has two points (1 goal, 1 assist) through seven games this season.
  • Tyler Gaudet recorded the primary assist on Read’s first period goal. He has 17 points (2 goals, 15 assists) in 49 games.
  • Joseph Duszak registered the secondary assist on Read’s first period goal. Duszak has 12 points (1 goal, 11 assists) in his last eight games.
  • Nick Baptiste had the lone assist on Estephan’s third period goal. Baptiste has nine points (3 goals, 6 assists) in 29 games.
  • Garrett Wilson picked up the primary assist on Read’s second goal of the game. He has four assists in his last five games. Wilson has 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) in 44 games.
  • Mac Hollowell recorded the secondary assist on Read’s second goal of the game. Hollowell has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in his last three games.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 29 of 33 shots he faced. Woll is now 9-12-3-2 on the season with a .887 save percentage and a 3.67 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 1-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 35-34 edge in shots in all situations. Garrett Wilson led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 12-13-2-1 against North Division opponents and 0-2-1-0 against the Binghamton Devils.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (23)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  P. Aberg, K. Agostino (40)
  • PPG: K. Agostino,N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (126)
  • +/-:  B. Harpur (+10)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 18-6-2-2 when scoring first.
  • The Marlies are 8-12-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 4-17-2-1 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 8-9-2-0 when outshooting their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 2-4-0-0 in Wednesday games and are 4-5-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Joseph Duszak has assists (6) in three consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Adam Brooks (concussion) did not dress for today’s game against Binghamton. He left Toronto’s game against Belleville on February 15 and did not return.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for today’s game today’s game against Binghamton. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for tonight’s game against Binghamton. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.
  • Nic Petan (shoulder) did not dress for today’s game against Binghamton. He left Toronto’s game against Rochester on Feb. 8 and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • February 19: Traded forward Mason Marchment to Florida (NHL).
  • February 18: Returned forward Mason Marchment on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 17: Recalled forward Colt Conrad from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 17: Recalled forward Riley Woods from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 16: Recalled forward Egor Korshkov from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 16: Recalled forward Mason Marchment from loan by Toronto (NHL)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On whether he was happy with how the team responded in the third period:
Yeah, it was similar to a couple games ago. Just wish we didn’t have to find it. To come out with that intensity in the first period. It happens a lot to us. The room, we’ve got to find a way to manufacture that and play a full sixty minutes in that sense. First period wasn’t awful, we did a lot of good stuff. Second period got away from us for sure. We weren’t making plays, we weren’t sprinting back for pucks, we weren’t supporting the puck well. They forechecked really hard, they pressured us, took away our time and space and it didn’t seem as though our players were ready for it.

On the recent call ups Colt Conrad, Giorgio Estephan and Riley Woods
Yeah, I got to give them a little more ice tonight. It was that type of game and I wanted to for sure. I wanted to see more of them. They played really well, they made plays. They were part of the reason that we started coming back there towards the end and feeling like more of a confident team. So good signs for the development of the organization.

On the line of Matt Read, Tyler Gaudet and Garrett Wilson:
The whole line has been carrying the team as of the last couple games. They play with tons of energy, they take away time and space. You can tell they’re starting to gain more confidence and make more plays with the puck which is really good to see and they have some chemistry with each other and they play hard for each other.

On what Mason Marchment meant to the Marlies:
A lot. For as little time as I’ve been here or spent time with him, I was actually a little emotional. He’s a great kid and I’m sad to see him go but happy for his opportunity and what’s to come for him. I know the guys in the room love him and it’ll be felt that he’s gone.

NEXT GAME:

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
February 29 at Binghamton – 7:05 p.m. ET
March 4 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET

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