FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021
Toronto: T. Liljegren (N. Robertson, T. Gaudet)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (18/26) L, K. Edmonds (3/3)
Stockton: E. Pettersen (1) (M. Pospisil, A. Petrovic), M. Simpson (1) (Z. Leslie, C. Beck), A. Ruzicka (3) (M. Phillips, C. Mackey), L. Philip (2) PP (D. Zavgorodniy, C. Lerby), Z. Ruzicka (4) (Unassisted), M. Simpson (2) (C. Zary, C. Beck), M. Pospisil (1) (Z. Leslie, E. Pettersen), M. Phillips (1) PP (A. Ruzicka, M. Pospisil)
Goaltender: D. Wolf (26/27)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Timothy Liljegren scored at 11:32 of the first period. This was Liljegren’s first goal of the season. He has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) through eight games.
- Nick Robertson had the primary assist on Liljegren’s first period goal. Robertson has three assists in his last two games. He leads the team and is tied for second in the league in assists (6).
- Tyler Gaudet recorded the secondary assist on Liljegren’s first period goal. Gaudet is tied for the league lead in points (4-5-9) through eight games. He has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in his four three games.
- Andrew D’Agostini stopped 18 of 26 shots he faced in 40:00 of action. D’Agostini is now 4-4-0-0 on the season with a .895 save percentage and a 3.04 goals against average. Kai Edmonds stopped all three shots he faced in relief of D’Agostini. This was his first professional game.
- Toronto went 2-for-5 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play.
- Stockton had a 29-27 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 4-4-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 2-2-0-0 against the Stockton Heat.
- The Marlies are 2-2-0-0 when trailing after the first period and 0-3-0-0 when trailing after the second period.
- Toronto is 2-1-0 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 0-2-0-0 in Friday games and are 4-4-0-0 in February.
- Goals: T. Gaudet (4)
- Assists: N. Robertson (6)
- Points: T. Gaudet (9)
- PPG: A. Brooks (2)
- Shots: K. Agostino (25)
- +/-: T. Gaudet (+8)
- PIMS: H. Elynuik (14)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On today’s game:
This was Stockton’s first four games. They got better with every game. We expected them to really push today and challenge us. You could tell our energy was flat. It’s been eight games in 12 or 13 days. There’s a lot of good positives to take from this trip as a whole. There’s a lot of exciting things to think about in terms of the group that we have and the people we have in the room. It’s just one of those games.
On the eight game road trip:
Looking at the trip as a whole, it’s been very positive. The team has really come together and challenged themselves to execute what they’ve been speaking on. It’s a good start to the season. There’s a lot of encouraging things. We’re excited to continue on Monday and there’s definitely a lot of good intel for us with these players to help them to develop and move forward as a group.
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*All times Eastern Standard Time
March 1 vs. Manitoba – 7:00 p.m.
March 3 vs. Manitoba – 7:00 p.m.
March 5 vs. Stockton – 7:00 p.m.
March 6 vs. Stockton – 3:00 p.m.
March 12 vs. Laval – 7:00 p.m.