MARLIES 4, STOCKTON 3

STOCKTON HEAT (9-8-1-0 – 19 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (9-8-0-1 – 19 Points)

MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Stockton: A. Ruzicka (8) (Z. Leslie, G. Estephan), C. Beck (1) (B. Froese), C. Mackey (3) (M. Philips, G. Gawdin)
Goaltender: A. Zagidulin (22/26)

Toronto: N. Petan (3) (K. Agostino, R. McCourt), T. Liljegren (2) (K. Agostino, N. Hoefenmayer), T. Gaudet (6) (Unassisted), A. Brooks (4) PP (S. Der-Arguchintsev, K. Kossila)
Goaltender: J. Woll (21/24) 

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Nic Petan opened the scoring at 4:27 of the first period. Petan has a point (3-2-5) in each of his four games.
  • Timothy Liljegren scored at 9:01 of the second period. Liljegren has eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 12 games this season with the Marlies.
  • Tyler Gaudet scored at 16:54 of the second period. Gaudet has 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in 17 games with the Marlies.
  • Adam Brooks scored on the power play at 4:03 of the third period. This was Brooks’ ninth career game-winning goal which ties him for ninth in Marlies history. He has 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) in 17 games.
  • Kenny Agostino recorded the primary assists on Petan’s first period goal and Liljegren’s second period goal. He has points (1-5-6) in four consecutive games. He is tied for 13th in the league in assists (10). Agostino has 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists) in 12 games with the Marlies.
  • Riley McCourt registered the secondary assist on Petan’s first period goal. This was McCourt’s first professional point.
  • Noel Hoefenmayer picked up the secondary assist on Liljegren’s second period goal. This was Hoefenmayer’s first professional point.
  • Semyon Der-Arguchintsev had the primary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. This was his first career AHL point in his first AHL game.
  • Kalle Kossila recorded the secondary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Kossila has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in 12 games this season.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced. He is now 3-2-0-0 on the season with a 2.91 goals against average and 0.899 save percentage.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 0-for-0 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 26-24 edge in shots in all situations. Kenny Agostino led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 9-8-0-1 against Canadian Division opponents and 3-4-0-0 against the Stockton Heat.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 4-1-0-0 when leading after the first period and 2-1-0-0 when tied after the second period.
  • Toronto is 5-6-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 3-0-0-0 in Monday games and are 5-4-0-1 in March.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: J. Anderson, T. Gaudet (6)
  • Assists: K. Agostino (10)
  • Points:  T. Gaudet (15)
  • PPG: A. Brooks (3)
  • Shots: J. Anderson (41)
  • +/-:  T. Gaudet (+15)
  • PIMS: R. Clune, S. Sabourin (22)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On today’s game:
There were definitely some positive sequences in this game. The guys looked confident making plays. Really the guys away from the puck, to support the puck and to work to support the puck carrier was the key tonight.

On the Marlies defence:
It continues to build and get strong. We had a pretty young D-corp tonight that stepped up in a big way and logged a lot of minutes, did a lot of good things, continue to learn and grow. Tonight was a really good step in the right direction for a lot of those guys. The first period was a really strong effort by the entire team. Our forwards were really working back and tracking hard, making sure there were five at the line, five back in our return to D-zone. We found our way out of the D-zone effectively and much quicker than we had in some past games so it was good to see the team effort on that side of the puck.

On Semyon Der-Arguchintsev’s debut:
Really solid. He had a big impact on our power play goal, made a lot of good plays to the middle of the rink. He’s really smart, slippery skill, can find his teammates and elevates his teammates with his puck movements. That was a strong showing for him for his first game.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Mar. 29             Timothy Liljegren (D) – Returned on loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Mac Hollowell (D) – Returned on loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Scott Sabourin (RW) 
– Returned on loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Calle Rosen (D) – Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Martin Marincin (D) – Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
Mar. 28             Ian Scott (G) 
– Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Veini Vehviläinen (G) 
– Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
Mar. 27             Kristians Rubins (D) – Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Timothy Liljegren (D) – Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL)

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 31 vs. Stockton – 7:00 p.m.
April 3 vs. Belleville – 3:00 p.m.
April 9 vs. Stockton – 7:00 p.m.
April 10 vs. Laval – 3:00 p.m.
April 17 at Laval – 1:00 p.m.

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OILERS 3, MAPLE LEAFS 2 (OT) POSTGAME NOTES

EDMONTON OILERS (22-13-1 – 45 Points)

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (22-10-3 – 47 Points)

MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY         |           EVENT SUMMARY        |           FACEOFF SUMMARY

ON THE SCORESHEET

–        Mitch Marner put the Maple Leafs on the board at 7:59 of the first period and later recorded the primary assist on Auston Matthews’ first period goal. Marner has assists (3) and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his 12th multi-point performance of 2020-21. He ranks fourth among NHLers in assists (31) and points (13-31-44). He is tied for seventh in the NHL in even-strength goals (13). He has 11 points (3-8-11) in nine games against Edmonton this season.

–        Auston Matthews scored the second Toronto goal of the game at 11:08 of the first period. Matthews has goals (2) in two consecutive games and points (2-2-4) in three consecutive games. He leads the NHL in goals (23) and even-strength goals (15). In 19 games on home ice, he has registered 26 points (16 goals, 10 assists). He has five goals and one assist in six games against the Oilers.

–                  Zach Hyman recorded the primary assist on Marner’s first period goal. He has three points (1-2-3) over his last four games played. He has seven points (4-3-7) in nine games against the Oilers this season. He has 10 points (6-4-10) in 13 games during the month of March. He is tied for seventh among Maple Leafs in assists at 5-on-5 (8).

–                  Justin Holl collected the secondary assist on Marner’s first period goal and later had the secondary assist on Matthews’ first period goal. Holl has assists (3) in two consecutive games and points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. Tonight’s game is his second multi-assist performance of the season and the third of his career. He has recorded nine of his 12 assists on home ice this season.

–                  Michael Hutchinson stopped 20 shots in the loss.

SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)

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EDMONTON6 (6)9 (8)7 (6)123 (20)
TORONTO13 (13)7 (7)10 (10)131 (30)
      

SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)

 1st2nd3rdOTTOTAL
EDMONTON9 (9)21 (20)12 (11)1 (0)43 (40)
TORONTO18 (18)16 (15)18 (18)1 (0)53 (51)

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Record at Home12-6-2 (20 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton  58-44-8-3 (113 Games)
All-Time Record vs. Edmonton at Home31-19-2-1 (53 Games)

MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS

Shots(Tavares)
Shot Attempts(Tavares)
Faceoff Wins12 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage100% (Nylander – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits(Dermott, Muzzin)
Blocked Shots(Bogosian)
Takeaways(Hyman, Marner)
TOI22:14 (Matthews)
Power Play TOI2:00 (Matthews)
Shorthanded TOI1:25 (Hyman)
Shifts27 (Brodie, Muzzin)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage67.9% (Galchenyuk – 19 for, 9 against)
  

RECORD WHEN…

Opponent scores first7-7-2
Lead after 111-2-2
Lead after 214-2-2
Do not score a power play goal8-8-1
Do not allow a power play goal15-2-2
Outshooting opponent11-7-2
Monday3-1-2

OF NOTE…

  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play tonight.
  • Pierre Engvall won 100% (4 won, 0 lost) of his defensive zone faceoffs.
  • Alex Galchenyuk started 22.2% of his 5-on-5 shifts in the offensive zone, which was the lowest mark among Toronto skaters.
  • Justin Holl was on the ice for a team-high 26 shot attempts for at 5-on-5. Holl finished the game with a 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 63.4% (26 for, 15 against).
  • Alex Kerfoot skated in his 100th game as a Maple Leaf.
  • John Tavares was 3-for-3 (100%) in the faceoff circle when taking draws in the offensive zone.

UPCOMING GAMES:

  • Wednesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (Sportsnet, FAN 590)
  • Friday, April 2, 8:00 p.m. at Winnipeg Jets (TSN4, TSN 1050)
  • Sunday, April 4, 9:00 p.m. at Calgary Flames (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Monday, April 5, 9:30 p.m. at Calgary Flames (TSN4, FAN 590)
  • Wednesday, April 7, 7:30 p.m. vs. Montreal Canadiens (Sportsnet, FAN 590)

Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.