MARLIES 5, BELLEVILLE 2

TORONTO MARLIES (11-9-1-1 – 24 Points)
BELLEVILLE SENATORS (11-12-0-0 – 22 Points) vs.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: B. Seney (11) (Unassisted), J. Ho-Sang (10) PP (F. Kràl, A. Steeves), A. Suomela (1) (B. Seney, C. Dahlström), C. Douglas (4) (F. Kràl, C. Dahlström), K. Clifford (1) EN (A. Steeves, M. Hollowell)
Goaltender: J. Woll (45/47)

Belleville: S. Sabourin (4) (M. Del Zotto), R. Chartier (2) (M. Guenette, C. Pare)
Goaltender: T. Parks (24/28)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Brett Seney opened the scoring at 15:07 of the first period and later added the primary assist on Suomela’s third period goal. He has points (3-2-5) in his last four games with the Marlies.
  • Josh Ho-Sang scored 27 seconds into the second period on the power play. He has tied his career AHL season-high in goals (10).
  • Antti Suomela scored at 8:11 of the third period. This was his first goal with Toronto.
  • Curtis Douglas scored at 8:33 of the third period. He has 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 20 games this season.
  • Filip Kràl recorded the primary assists on Ho-Sang’s second period goal and Douglas’ third period goal. He has assists (4) in three consecutive games.
  • Alex Steeves had the secondary assist on Ho-Sang’s second period goal and the primary assist on Clifford’s empty net goal. He has 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) in 14 games with the Marlies.
  • Carl Dahlström registered the secondary assists on Suomela and Douglas’ third period goals. This is his second multi-assist game of the season.
  • Mac Hollowell picked up the secondary assist on Clifford’s third period goal. He has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in nine games this season.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 45 of 47 shots he faced. He is 10-3-2 when making 30 or more saves with the Marlies.

OF NOTE

  • This is Toronto’s first game since December 15 due to league COVID-19 protocols.
  • Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 7-5-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 7-4-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the power play.
  • Belleville had a 47-29 edge in shots in all situations. Kyle Clifford led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 8-6-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 6-6-1-1 against North Division opponents and 3-0-0-0 against the Belleville Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 15-6 this season. The club’s last game against the Senators was on Oct. 30 (5-2 W). 
RECORD WHEN

Leading after 1                        
5-1-1-1`
Leading after 2                        6-1-1-1
December                                2-4-0-0
Thursday                                 1-0-0-0
3 Goal Game                            4-1-0-0
MARLIES LEADERS

Goals               11 
(B. Seney)
Assists            18 (J. Duszak)
Points              19 (J. Duszak)
PPG                 4 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots               51 (B. Seney)
+/-                    +6 (B. Seney)
PIMS                50 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:
First, Joe Woll played phenomenal for us and gave us an opportunity to win this game. Heavily outshot in the first two periods and he shut the door. He looked very composed, in control the whole time. His ability to recover the pucks in and around the crease. In the third, we would found our game, we found our compete, our passion, our spirit for playing and doing the things that brought us success in wins prior to this Christmas break. The first period, there was compete there. I thought before the first TV timeout, it was good intention with how we were playing but then we started getting sloppy with our puck management, turning pucks over, made us spend a lot more time in our D zone. Their power play gave them a lot more momentum for them which kind of us put on our heels. Once we got through the second period and into the third, we finally found it and we found a way to find the back of the net. Good job by our guys to find a way.

FILIP KRÀL (2 ASSISTS)

On the challenge of returning after a long break:
It’s always challenging but we had a couple of good practices to get ready for the game. The first period was kind of hard to get used to it but after that, everyone was used to it and it was fine.

On the team’s third period:
We talked in the dressing room and talked through the first two periods and we didn’t play good. We knew we needed to be better. We just played our game in the last period.

On tonight’s game:

The first two periods, I don’t think we deserved to win but the third one was pretty good from us. We played good in the third. Obviously, it’s a good win for us to finish 2021 and be better in 2022.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

January 1 vs. Belleville – 3:00 p.m.
January 3 vs. Belleville – 3:00 p.m.
January 5 vs. Utica – 7:00 p.m.
January 7 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
January 8 at Laval – 3:00 p.m.

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