MARLIES 2, LAVAL 0

LAVAL ROCKET (23-9-3-1 – 50 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (15-16-0-2 – 32 Points)
MONDAY, MAY 17, 2021

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: B. McMann (2) PP (J. Brazeau, J. Duszak), S. Noesen (3) (J. McKenna)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (39/39)

Laval: None
Goaltender: C. Price (13/15), C. Primeau (2/2)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Bobby McMann opened the scoring on the power play at 2:25 of the first period. This was his first game-winning goal. McMann has three points (2 goals, 1 assist) in 19 games with the Marlies.
  • Stefan Noesen scored Toronto’s second goal at 4:11 of the first period. This was Noesen’s first goal with the Marlies.
  • Justin Brazeau recorded the primary assist on McMann’s first period goal. He has four points (3 goals, 1 assist) in 19 games this season.
  • Joseph Duszak had the secondary assist on McMann’s first period goal. He has points (2-3-5) in his last five games. Duszak has collected 11 points (4 goals, 7 assist) in 23 games.
  • Jeremy McKenna picked up the lone assist on Noesen’s first period goal. He has 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists) in 26 games with the Marlies.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped all 39 shots he faced. This was Toronto’s second shutout of the season.

OF NOTE…

  • Bobby McMann’s first period goal was Toronto’s 100th of the season.
  • The Marlies have won four straight games for the first time this season.
  • Toronto went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play. Toronto has not allowed a goal on the penalty kill in their last five games (12/12).
  • Laval had a 39-17 edge in shots in all situations. Stefan Noesen led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 15-16-0-2 against Canadian Division opponents and end their season series 6-3-0-1 against the Laval Rocket.

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first                                        15-7-4-0
Leading after 1                                    
8-3-0-0
Leading after 2                                     12-0-0-0
Outshot by opponent                          9-8-0-2
Did not allow a goal on penalty kill     14-8-0-1
Scored on the power play                   9-5-0-1
Monday                                               2-3-0-0

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

Goals                                       11 (Gaudet)
Assists                                    19 (Kossila)
Points                                      25 (Kossila)
PPG                                          2 (Brazeau, Gogolev, Kossila, Robertson)
Shots                                       71 (Rosen)
+/-                                            +10 (Kossila)
PIMS                                        48 (Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:
Hutch was great today. Maybe the best game I’ve seen him play in person. Really calm, really poised. He fought so hard to find pucks through traffic. Being able to get to rebounds and get to his feet and push. He was really impressive to watch today. The team as a whole, there was no panic. The last few games here, you can tell they have confidence that even when they weather the storm, they know what they need to get back on track. They know the formula. It just takes one big shift to turn it around and start adding to some sequences to tilt the ice back in our favour and they find a way to do that even after a little bit of a push from the opponent.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

May 17             Scott Sabourin (RW) – Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL)
May 17             Mac Hollowell (D) 
– Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL)
May 15             William Villeneuve (D) 
– Signed to ATO
May 13             Kristians Rubins (D) 
– Reassigned by Toronto (NHL) to Latvia (WHC)
May 12             Joseph Woll (G) – Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL Taxi)

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

Wednesday, May 19 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 20 at Belleville – 4:00 p.m.

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MARLIES 3, LAVAL 2 (OT) (Saturday)

LAVAL ROCKET (23-8-3-1 – 50 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (14-16-0-2 – 30 Points)
SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2021

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: C. Rosén (5) PP (C. Conrad, M. Kokkonen), K. Kossila (6) (C. Rosén, P. Gogolev), P. Gogolev (5) (K. Kossila)
Goaltender: J. Woll (27/29)

Laval: R. Harvey-Pinard (6) (L. Dauphin, T. Paquette-Bisson), J. Weal (7) (L. Dauphin, A. Belzile)
Goaltender: M. McNiven (23/26)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Calle Rosén opened the scoring at 11:11 of the first period on the power play and later added the primary assist on Kossila’s second period goal. He has 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in 28 games with the Marlies this season.
  • Kalle Kossila scored Toronto’s second goal at 9:41 of the second period and later added the lone assist on Gogolev’s game-winner in overtime. He has 25 points (6 goals, 19 assists) in 26 games. Kossila has points (2-8-10) in seven consecutive games.
  • Pavel Gogolev scored the game-winner at 1:20 of overtime and earlier registered the secondary assist on Kossila’s second period goal. Gogolev has scored the game-winning goal in three straight games. He has 10 points (5 goals, 5 assists) in his last seven games and points (3-3-6) in three consecutive games.
  • Colt Conrad recorded the primary assist on Rosén’s first period goal. He has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in 19 games with the Marlies this season.
  • Mikko Kokkonen had the secondary assist on Rosén’s first period goal. He has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) in eight games this season with the Marlies.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 27 of 29 shots he faced.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play. In Toronto’s last 10 games, the team has allowed only one goal on the penalty kill (26/27).
  • Laval had a 29-26 edge in shots in all situations. Pavel Gogolev, Kalle Kossila, Timothy Liljegren, Jeremy McKenna and Calle Rosén led the Marlies with three shots on goal. Toronto kept Laval to one shot on goal in the second period.
  • The Marlies are 14-16-0-2 against Canadian Division opponents and are 5-3-0-1 against the Laval Rocket.

RECORD WHEN…

Scoring first                                        14-7-4-0
Leading after 1                                    
7-3-0-0
Leading after 2                                     11-0-0-0
Outshot by opponent                          8-8-0-2
Did not allow a goal on penalty kill     13-8-0-1
Scored on the power play                   7-6-0-0
Saturday                                              1-5-0-0

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

Goals                                       11 (Gaudet)
Assists                                    19 (Kossila)
Points                                      25 (Kossila)
PPG                                          2 (Agostino, Brazeau, Gogolev, Kossila, Robertson)
Shots                                       74 (Agostino)
+/-                                            +10 (Kossila)
PIMS                                        48 (Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On facing Laval:
There’s definitely times whenever you play Laval that you’re going to have to weather some type of storm. Just the way in which they play. I don’t think regardless of who the opponent is against them with how hard they forecheck and then they just get pucks to the point and get a lot of rubber on net, you have to break the cycle at some point. Our guys have done a really good job of managing the game. There’s been some five, six, seven minutes segments throughout the last three games where we haven’t had to spend any time in our D-zone and that’s just the guys being really smart with the puck managing the game, managing the ice. When you’re stuck in your D-zone and they’re shooting everything, tonight it was really impressive. Our forwards, their willingness to get in lanes, block shots. Our D were boxing out hard at the net, they were blocking shots too. Our forwards did a good job of collapsing out front, out numbering them defensively at the net and being able to get good exits.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

May 15             William Villeneuve (D) – Signed to ATO
May 13             Kristians Rubins (D) 
– Reassigned by Toronto (NHL) to Latvia (WHC)
May 12             Joseph Woll (G) – Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL Taxi)

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

Monday, May 17 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 19 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 20 at Belleville – 4:00 p.m.