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