UTICA 5, MARLIES 2 (Saturday).

TORONTO MARLIES (5-4-0-0 – 10 Points) vs.
UTICA COMETS (6-0-0-0 – 12 Points)
1 2 3 OT FINAL
TORONTO 1 1 0 – 2
UTICA 1 1 3 – 5

Toronto: A. Steeves (4) (J. Ho-Sang, K. Semyonov), A. Steeves (5) (Unassisted),
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (24/27)
Utica: C. De Leo (2) PP (N. Schnarr, R. Russo), J. Gambardella (1) (A. Greer), N. Foote (1) PP (R. Walsh, J. Boqvist), G.
Clarke (1) EN (C. De Leo), J. Gambardella (2) EN (Unassisted)
Goaltender: A. Schmid (24/26)

  • Alex Steeves scored at 5:49 of the first period and unassisted 19 seconds into the second period. He has points (5-1-
    6) in his first four professional games. This is Steeves’ second multi-goal game of the season. He is tied for second
    overall in goals (5) amongst all rookies.
  • Josh Ho-Sang recorded the primary assist on Steeves’ first period goal. This was his first assist of the season. He
    has points (4-1-5) in four consecutive games.
  • Kirill Semyonov had the secondary assist on Steeves’ first period goal. He leads the Marlies in assists (8) and is tied
    for sixth overall.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 24 of 27 shots he faced in his first start with the Marlies this season.
  • This is Toronto’s first game against the Utica Comets under their new affiliation with the New Jersey Devils.
  • Toronto went 3-for-5 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play.
  • Utica had a 29-26 edge in shots in all situations. Alex Steeves led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 4-3-0-0 against North Division opponents and 0-1-0-0 against the Utica Comets.
    Tied after 1 2-1-0-0
    Tied after 2 1-1-0-0
    Not scoring on the power play 1-4-0-0
    Allowing a power play goal 2-3-0-0
    Outshot by opponent 2-3-0-0
    Saturday 2-2-0-0
    Goals 6 (J. Ho-Sang)
    Assists 8 (K. Semyonov)
    Points 9 (K. Semyonov)
    PPG 2 (J. Ho-Sang)
    Shots 22 (J. Anderson)
    +/-: +6 (K. Semyonov, A. Steeves)
    PIMS 36 (R. Clune)

    On tonight’s game:
    This loss stings a bit. I thought our team played a really good game. I think we had three or four posts in the second
    period and another one in the third. The team did a lot of good stuff. We found our game today. We had a great start,
    which is something we’ve been struggling with the team being ready at the beginning of the game. We started to get into
    some penalty trouble at the end of the first which is something that we’ve discussed a lot. We’ve got to make sure we
    clean it up out of our game because when we’re playing top opponents who are undefeated, we can play with them, we
    can win hockey games but if we’re going to continue to take penalties especially the stick infractions, it just puts us behind
    a little. Overall the effort, the compete, our offensive and defensive structure, the energy and just the whole process of
    how the guys played today was the right way. It was just one of those games. Sometimes you do everything that you can
    and the bounces just don’t go in your favour but we should feel pretty proud of how we played today.
    On tonight’s game:
    I think it was a good test for our group being in a high energy building like that. For the most part, we had a really solid
    game. A couple of bounces here and there could have gone the other way but for the most part, pretty happy with two
    points on the road and we just have to take what we have to get better at in this week in practice and execute next week.
    November 6: Recalled goaltender Joseph Woll from loan by Toronto (NHL)
    November 4: Loaned defenceman Matthew Hellickson to Newfoundland (ECHL)
    November 4: Returned defenceman Kristiāns Rubīns on loan from Toronto (NHL)
    November 4: Recalled defenceman Kristiāns Rubīns from loan by Toronto (NHL)
    *All times Eastern Standard Time
    November 13 at Chicago – 8:00 p.m.
    November 14 at Chicago – 4:00 p.m.
    November 17 vs Laval – 7:00 p.m.
    November 20 vs Lehigh Valley – 4:00 p.m.
    November 21 vs Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.

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