CLEVELAND MONSTERS (8-3-1-3– 20 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (8-4-1-1 – 18 Points)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2021
Cleveland: J. Christiansen (4) (Unassisted), L. Foudy (4) (K. Stenlund), B. Gaunce (7) (T. Fix-Wolansky, T. Angle), C. Meyer (5) (A. Helewka, J. Christiansen), T. Fix-Wolansky (2) (B. Gaunce, K. Stenlund), T. Sikura (3) PP (J. Christiansen, B. Gaunce)
Goaltender: D. Tarasov (23/28)
Toronto: B. Seney (8) PP (S. Der-Arguchintsev, J. Duszak), C. Douglas (2) (A. Steeves), J. Kopacka (1) PP (P. Gogolev, S. Der-Arguchintsev), P. Gogolev (2) (J. Kopacka, B. Seney), A. Steeves (6) (K. Rubīns, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (41/47)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Brett Seney put the Marlies on the board with a power play goal at 9:22 of the first period and later added the secondary assist on Gogolev’s second period goal. He has points (3-4-7) in three consecutive games.
- Curtis Douglas scored at 17:07 of the first period. He has points (2-2-4) in four of his last five games.
- Jack Kopacka scored on the power play at 11:35 of the second period and later added the primary assist on Gogolev’s second period goal. This was his first goal of the season.
- Pavel Gogolev scored at 18:27 of the second period and earlier added the primary assist on Kopacka’s second period goal. He has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 11 games this season.
- Alex Steeves scored at 8:47 of the third period and earlier had the lone assist on Douglas’ first period goal. He has nine points (6 goals, 3 assists) in nine games this season.
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev recorded the primary assist on Seney’s first period goal and the secondary assist on Kopacka’s second period goal. He has points (3-3-6) through five games this season.
- Joseph Duszak picked up the secondary assists on Seney’s first period power play goal and Steeves’ third period goal. He has assists (6) in five consecutive games. Duszak is tied for second in the league in assists (12).
- Kristiāns Rubīns had the primary assist on Steeves’ third period goal.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 41 of 47 shots he faced. He is 2-1 in overtime games this season.
- Toronto went 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and 2-for-3 on the power play. This is the first time this season Toronto has recorded multiple power play goals in a single game.
- Cleveland had a 47-28 edge in shots in all situations. Kyle Clifford led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 4-3-1-1 against North Division opponents and 1-0-1-0 against the Cleveland Monsters.
Leading after 1 4-0-1-1
Leading after 2 5-0-1-1
Scoring on the power play 4-0-1-0
Allowing a goal on the power play 3-3-1-1
Outshot by opponent 5-3-1-1
Goals 8 (J. Ho-Sang, B. Seney)
Assists 12 (J. Duszak)
Points 13 (B. Seney)
PPG 2 (J. Ho-Sang, B. Seney)
Shots 36 (B. Seney)
+/- +6 (J. Duszak)
PIMS 36 (R. Clune, K. Gabriel)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On today’s game:
It was a strange game. We got too much into a foot race with this team. They had a really good transition game. They break out fast, they get above pressure really well. Early on, you could see the guys were committed to playing the right way, they wanted to put pucks to the bottom, establish our O-zone. We were a little disconnected with our pressure with F1 and F2. I thought that got better as the game went on but even so with our F3 trying to stay above, they have a really good breakout and line rush game, and it was tough to handle for us tonight. It’s definitely something we’ll have to focus on in the next two matchups coming in, but it wasn’t one of our better games throughout the 60 minutes. We had moments. We’ll continue to find that consistency and there were definitely guys out there competing. It was just one of those strange games where it was hard to find real rhythm and flow, but then at times we made some good plays and did some good things. We’ll just have to watch some video and digest it tonight.
On the power play (2 goals):
Those were big points for them. Early in the season there were a lot of things being done well and you could say they were at times unlucky. This last recent stretch there has been more clenching the sticks tight. Today was a good momentum builder for them.
JOSEPH DUSZAK (2 ASSISTS)
On today’s game:
We got a young team, so a lot of inexperience in the league. Any period, first, second, third period, the game’s never over. There’s a lot of good players in this league a lot of players that could be in the NHL, so you can’t just give them time and space and lay off the pedal or else they’re going to put it down your throat.
On the power play:
I like how we competed. We outworked the other team. Our break-ins were good, kicking out wide, driving, getting depth into the zone and then just outnumbering them. We have a lot of skilled players on this team on the power play and sometimes we don’t want to get dirty, but tonight I felt like we got dirty. We went into the corners, won the battles, outnumbered them, got the puck back and we were able to attack.
November 19: Returned forward Jeremy McKenna on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
November 19: Recalled goaltender Keith Petruzzelli from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
*All times Eastern Standard Time
November 26 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m.
November 27 vs Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.
December 4 vs Springfield – 4:00 p.m.
December 5 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m.
December 10 at Springfield – 7:05 p.m.