TORONTO MARLIES (10-7-1-1 – 22 Points) vs.
BRIDGEPORT ISLANDERS (8-12-1-2 – 19 Points)
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2021
Toronto: J. Duszak (1) (M. Hollowell, M. Abramov), B. Seney (10) (J. Anderson, J. Duszak), C. Douglas (3) (M. Abramov), J. Kopacka (2) (C. Dahlström, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (26/31)
Bridgeport: C. Terry (8) (A. Czarnik, A. Andreoff), O. Koivula (4) (G. Hutton, M. Vande Sompel), A. Czarnik (6) PP (C. Terry, M. Vande Sompel), A. Andreoff (5) (C. Adams, C. McCarthy), O. Koivula (5) (A. Durandeau, A. Czarnik)
Goaltender: C. Schneider (22/26)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Joseph Duszak opened the scoring at 4:49 of the first period and later added the secondary assists on Seney’s first period goal and Kopacka’s second period goal. This was his first goal of the season. This is his second professional game recording three or more points. Duszak has points (1-3-4) through two consecutive games. He is tied for the overall lead in assists (18).
- Brett Seney scored at 9:19 of the first period. He has points (2-1-3) through three consecutive games. Seney has 16 points (10 goals, 6 assists) in 19 games this season.
- Curtis Douglas scored at 13:24 of the first period. This was Douglas’ third goal of the season.
- Jack Kopacka scored at 13:46 of the second period. He has points (1-1-2) in two straight games. Kopacka has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in 13 games this season
- Mac Hollowell recorded the primary assist on Duszak’s first period goal.
- Mikhail Abramov collected the secondary assist on Duszak’s goal and the lone assist on Douglas’ goal, both in the first period. This was his first career multi-assist game. Abramov has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) in 19 games this season.
- Joey Anderson picked up the primary assist on Seney’s first period goal. He has points (4-2-6) in four consecutive games.
- Carl Dahlström had the primary assist on Kopacka’s second period goal.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 26 of 31 shots he faced.
ON THE ROAD
- Toronto’s away record is 5-4-0-0 (10 points) this season.
- The Marlies are even with their opponents in goals (27). Joey Anderson leads the Marlies in goals (5) and Joseph Duszak leads in assists (9) on the road.
- Toronto is 2-3-3 all-time against Bridgeport and 1-3-1 on the road. Toronto’s last win against Bridgeport was on Mar. 20, 2019 in a 3-2 shootout.
- Toronto went 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play. Toronto is 4-3-0-1 when not scoring on the power play and 4-3-1-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Bridgeport had a 31-26 edge in shots in all situations. Curtis Douglas led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 7-4-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 2-1-0-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and 0-1-0-0 against the Bridgeport Islanders.
Scoring first 6-1-0-1
Leading after 1 4-1-1-1
Leading after 2 7-1-1-1
Goals 10 (B. Seney)
Assists 18 (J. Duszak)
Points 19 (J. Duszak)
PPG 3 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots 45 (B. Seney,)
+/- +4 (B. Seney)
PIMS 43 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
There were definitely swings in momentum. We thought our team came out strong in the first period, really good start. Good response from yesterday’s first period. Second period, some penalty trouble. (Bridgeport) had a good pushback. It was probably at about the five or six minute mark left when we found our game again. I wish we had found it, a first period type game earlier in the second. And then the third period, it was just a wave of back and forth momentum but for the most part, thought we were in this game. The team did a really good job at having responses at the right time. We had a big push at the end. Thought the game could have gone either way.
December 11: Returned goaltender Joseph Woll on loan from Toronto (NHL).
December 9: Forward Kurtis Gabriel recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL).
December 9: Defenceman Chad Krys loaned from Toronto (NHL).
December 8: Recalled defenceman Brennan Kapcheck from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
December 8: Recalled defenceman Matteo Pietroniro from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
*All times Eastern Standard Time
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