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MARLIES 5, BELLEVILLE SENATORS 2 POSTGAME NOTES

BELLEVILLE SENATORS (2-5-0-0 – 4 Points) vs. TORONTO MARLIES (4-3-0-0 – 8 Points)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Belleville: M. Kastelic (1) PP (E. Sokolov, P. Daoust), J. Lucchini (4) (E. Brannstrom, K. Sherwood
Goaltender: K. Mandolese (33/38)

Toronto: K. Rubīns (1) (M. Hollowell, K. Semyonov), A. Steeves (1) SH (M. Michaelis, F. Král), A. Steeves (2) PP (S. Der-Arguchintsev, J. Duszak), J. Ho-Sang (5) (B. Menell), B. McMann (1) (C. Douglas, R. Clune)
Goaltender: J. Woll (20/22)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Kristīans Rubīns opened the scoring at 5:44 of the first period. This was his first goal of the season. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
  • Alex Steeves scored shorthanded at 9:35 of the second period and the game-winning goal on the power play at 4:02 of the third period. The second period goal was his first professional goal. He has points (2-1-3) in consecutive games.
  • Josh Ho-Sang scored at 16:08 of the third period. He is tied for second overall in goals (5). He has goals (3) in consecutive games.
  • Bobby McMann scored at 16:31 of the third period. This was his first goal of the season.
  • Mac Hollowell recorded the primary assist on Rubīns’ first period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Kirill Semyonov had the secondary assist on Rubīns’ first period goal. He leads the Marlies in assists (5) and is tied for ninth overall.
  • Marc Michaelis registered the lone assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Filip Král picked up the secondary assist on Steeves’ second period goal.
  • Semyon Der-Arguchintsev recorded the primary assist on Steeves’ third period power play goal. He has four assists through six games this season.
  • Joseph Duszak had the secondary assist on Steeves’ third period power play goal. He has five assists through four games this season. Duszak is tied for second amongst all defencemen in assists (5).
  • Brennan Menell registered the lone assist on Ho-Sang’s third period goal. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
  • Curtis Douglas collected the primary assist on McMann’s third period goal. He has two assists through five games.
  • Rich Clune had the secondary assist on McMann’s third period goal.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 20 of 22 shots he faced. This was his 50th career AHL game. Woll is now 2-1-0 with a 3.38 goals against average and a 0.895 save percentage.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 4-for-5 on the penalty kill and 1-for-3 on the power play. This is Toronto’s second consecutive game with a power play goal.
  • Toronto had a 38-22 edge in shots in all situations. Kristīans Rubīns and Alex Steeves led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 3-2-0-0 against North Division opponents and 2-0-0-0 against the Belleville Senators.

RECORD WHEN

Scored first                                         
4-0-0-0
Leading after 1
                                    2-0-0-0
Leading after 2                                    3-0-0-0
Scored a power play goal                    3-0-0-0
Allowed a power play goal                  3-1-0-0
Outshot opponent                               3-1-0-0
Saturday                                              2-1-0-0

MARLIES LEADERS

Goals                           5 (J. Ho-Sang)
Assists                        5 (J. Duszak,K. Semyonov)
Points                          6 (K. Semyonov)
PPG                             2 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots                           21 (J. Anderson)
+/-:                               +4 (A. Steeves)
PIMS                            36 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On the team’s structure:
They’re starting to buy into it. They’re starting to see how it works and much like most teams, you’ve got to rely on each other. All five guys on the ice have got to play their role and do their part to make sure that we’re protecting ourselves defensively but ultimately it helps us create more offence when we can get pucks back faster, transition quicker and use all five guys inside of that. What’s really been impressive with this group with the game in Laval with how challenging of a game that was and how much adversity we went through as a group, a lot of teams could have very easily just folded in, given up, started pointing the finger, brought negative energy or a poor me attitude coming into the weekend but we have a lot of good leadership, a lot of good guys in this room and for them to step up in these two games and have a response like we have in the way we played, it shows a lot of good signs with the group that we have.

On the key to consecutive wins:
The three games in four days, it’s not easy to play at this pace and in this league to sustain a high tempo and play as fast as we do in that many games in a short amount of time. Managing our shifts, managing our workload, being able to use our entire bench and trust everybody in all situations really helps us do that and that showed in these last two games.

On Alex Steeves’s contributions to the lineup:
He’s brought a lot to our team the last two games. Not only goal scoring obviously but all the little things that help win hockey games – his work ethic, competitiveness, his ability to make plays with the puck, game management items. He’s come in early here and led by example.

ALEX STEEVES (2 GOALS)

On the team’s success today:
Just playing the right way. Early on in the season, we weren’t always willing to create offence the right way. We have so much talent that when we put it behind them and let our offensive instincts take over, we’ve been rewarded with what we’ve been able to put up and how we’ve been able to defend.

On the team’s structure:

Our structure is all based off of being aggressive and wanting to get the puck back so, we can attack. You can’t attack and get the puck without playing an honest game and having a high F3 who’s working his butt off to get back. We have a lot to feel good about. We stayed disciplined, we stayed with the game plan and that’s why we won.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

October 29: Recalled forward Ryan Chyzowski from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL)
October 29: 
Recalled forward Bobby McMann from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL)
October 29: 
Loaned forward Alex Steeves from Toronto (NHL)

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

November 5 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m.
November 6 at Utica – 7:30 p.m.
November 13 at Chicago – 8:00 p.m.
November 14 at Chicago – 4:00 p.m.
November 17 vs Laval – 7:00 p.m.

MAPLE LEAFS 5, RED WINGS 4 POSTGAME NOTES

TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (4-4-1 – 9 Points) vs.
DETROIT RED WINGS (4-3-2 – 10 Points)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021
1 2 3 FINAL
TORONTO 1 1 3 5
DETROIT 0 1 3 4


ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Jake Muzzin scored for the Maple Leafs at 19:46 of the first period. The goal marked Muzzin’s first of
    the season.
  • TJ Brodie posted the primary assist on Muzzin’s goal, registering his first assist of the season.
  • John Tavares recorded the secondary assist on Muzzin’s goal, posting his third assist of the season.
  • Michael Bunting scored on a power play opportunity for Toronto at 19:42 of the second period. The
    goal marked Bunting’s third of the season.
  • Jason Spezza registered the primary assist on Bunting’s goal, marking his second assist of the
    season.
  • Nick Ritchie recorded the secondary assist on Bunting’s goal, posting his first point as a Maple Leaf
    after signing as a free agent on July 31, 2021.
  • Alexander Kerfoot scored for Toronto at 0:17 of the third period. The goal marked Kerfoot’s second
    of the season.
  • John Tavares recorded the primary assist on Kerfoot’s goal, posting his fourth assist of the season
    and second of the game.
  • Jake Muzzin posted the secondary assist on Kerfoot’s goal, recording his second point of the game
    (1G, 1A).
  • John Tavares scored for Toronto at 7:47 of the third period. Tavares posted three points during
    tonight’s game (1G, 2A). Tavares is currently on a two-game point streak where he has recorded four
    points (2G, 2A).
  • Alexander Kerfoot posted the primary assist on Tavares’ goal, recording his second point of the
    game (1G, 1A).
  • Morgan Rielly registered the secondary assist on Tavares’ goal, notching his fifth assist of the
    season. Rielly has recorded an assist in back-to-back games (2A).
  • Mitch Marner scored for Toronto at 17:55 of the third period, marking his first goal of the season.
    Marner has recorded a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
  • Petr Mrázek stopped 27-of-31 shots he faced in tonight’s win, marking his first victory as a Maple Leaf.
    SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 14 (14) 16 (15) 8 (8) 38 (37)
    DETROIT 10 (10) 8 (7) 13 (9) 31 (26)
    SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
    1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
    TORONTO 24 (24) 26 (23) 15 (15) 65 (62)
    DETROIT 16 (16) 16 (14) 20 (12) 52 (42)
    ON THE ROAD AGAIN
  • The Maple Leafs are 3-1-1 at home this season.
  • Toronto’s all-time record is 294-281-93-5 in 673 games against the Detroit Red Wings and 176-108-
    47-3 in 334 games played in Toronto.
  • Toronto is 3-3-1 against the Eastern Conference this season and 3-1-0 against the Atlantic Division
    this season.
    MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
    Shots 5 (Simmonds, Kaše)
    Shot Attempts 7 (Matthews)
    Faceoff Wins 10 (Tavares)
    Faceoff Win Percentage 88% (Matthews – 7 won, 1 lost)
    Hits 4 (Simmonds, Rielly)
    Blocked Shots 2 (Muzzin, Dermott, Liljegren, Rielly)
    Takeaways 2 (Marner)
    TOI 24:27 (Rielly)
    Power Play TOI 1:32 (Rielly)
    Shorthanded TOI 2:51 (Muzzin)
    Shifts 30 (Muzzin, Brodie)
    5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 82.14% (Liljegren – 23 for, 5 against)
    RECORD WHEN…
  • The Maple Leafs were 1-for-2 on the power play and 1-for-2 on the penalty kill tonight.
  • Toronto is 2-1-0 when scoring the first goal of the game.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-1-0 when leading after one period and 2-0-0 when leading after two periods.
  • Toronto is 3-2-1 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Maple Leafs are 2-1-0 in Saturday games, 1-1-0 in Saturday games on home ice.
    OF NOTE…
  • Morgan Rielly was on the ice for a team-high 26 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
  • Timothy Liljegren finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 82.14
    percent (23 for, 5 against).
    UPCOMING GAMES:
    Nov. 2 Leafs vs. Vegas Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 4 Leafs vs. Tampa Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 6 Leafs vs. Boston Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    Nov. 8 Leafs vs. Los Angeles Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
    Nov. 10 Leafs at Philadelphia Wells Fargo Center 7:30 pm ET
    Nov. 12 Leafs vs. Calgary Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
    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.

    POSTGAME QUOTES:
    HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE

    On back-to-back wins going into next week:
    Keefe: It’s positive right, we need to get results and we’ve had some games early in the season where
    we’ve played really well and didn’t get results and those don’t feel very good so getting results is good for
    sure but as we see how that third period goes with them continuing to get back in the game, continue to
    push that’s not nearly good enough.
    On tonight’s strong start and first period:
    Keefe: The first 10 minutes I thought we were really strong, lots of control, I really liked our first 10
    minutes for sure. I thought we got stalled a little bit there in the later part of the first period up until
    probably the last few shifts and we ended up scoring obviously which was a huge goal for us. Our start
    was good, I liked a lot of things about that for sure, it was very positive. I liked parts of our second period
    to, there is some good stuff happening within our game for sure I just – maybe part of it is we just haven’t
    had the lead late in games enough this season but we’ve got more than enough experience on our team
    that we should be better than that. Lots of good teaching points for us to come out of it. To get the win
    and an opportunity to us it as a chance to be better the next time out and get used to playing with leads
    and get comfortable with it which is really a staple of winning and a good hockey team but we’ll take it.
    JOHN TAVARES (ONE GOAL, TWO ASSISTS)
    On his line’s chemistry:
    Tavares: Well I played my first year obviously a lot with Mitch and then some good stretches here and
    there with Kerf since he’s been here so I think there’s already a good comfort level playing with those two
    and just understanding them and their games from those experiences. I think we just played quick, just
    trying to keep things simple and play to our strengths, get to the offensive zone and have good puck
    support, moving on touches and being hard to defend. Not trying to do to much, attack the net when it’s
    there and hopefully good things happen and you eventually get rewarded and we did tonight.
    MICHAEL BUNTING (ONE GOAL)
    On tonight’s game:
    Bunting: I thought we played hard, I thought we played a really good system. We were forcing turnovers
    and were getting to the net a lot. Obviously we can’t let them back in the game like that at the end there.
    When we get the lead we’ve got to keep it going forward and not let them catch up. A wins a win and we
    move forward to Tuesday.
    JAKE MUZZIN (ONE GOAL, ONE ASSIST)
    On the team’s performance tonight:
    Muzzin: Some mixed emotions. You know we’ll take the win, we did a lot of good things but we definitely
    have to tighten things up and play better with the lead that’s for sure.
    On the challenge to get their team defence in sync:
    Muzzin: I think just consistency throughout the game, throughout the situational play – you know we
    come out and have a great start to the third and then we let off a little bit and let them back in the game
    so consistency doing it well and doing it the right way no matter the score or situation time, whatever it
    may be, doing it right all the time.
    ALEXANDER KERFOOT (ONE GOAL, ONE ASSIST)
    On what was working so well with his line tonight:
    Kerfoot: I thought we got off to a really good start in the first. Kind of had a lot of good zone time, moving
    the puck pretty well and had some good motion. We just found a couple to go in for us tonight and
    capitalized on some of the mistakes that they made.
    On seeing Mitch get on the board tonight:
    Kerfoot: Mitch is going to get on the board, he’s too good of a player to get held off for to long. He knew it
    was coming, we all knew it was coming but for him to get his first it’s probably a little bit of a sigh of relief
    and a good feeling, especially at a time like that where it was a huge goal for us and eventually win the
    game.
    PETR MRÁZEK (27 SAVES)
    On his first game back from injury:
    Mrazek: It felt good to be back and I felt really good early on as they were putting pucks on net so that
    definitely helped me.
    On recording his first win as a Maple Leaf:
    Mrazek: Yeah it’s always important especially when you win and today we needed that win.