TORONTO MARLIES (11-10-1-1 – 24 Points)
BELLEVILLE SENATORS (12-12-0-0 – 24 Points) vs.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2021
Belleville: R. Jarventie (4) (M. Guenette, E. Sokolov), R. Chartier (3) (R. Jarventie, M. Guenette)
Goaltender: K. Mandolese (24/25)
Toronto: M. Abramov (2) PP (F. Kràl, M. Hollowell)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (27/29)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Mikhail Abramov put the Marlies on the board 6:30 of the third period on the power play. He has nine points (2 goals, 7 assists) in 23 games this season.
- Filip Kràl recorded the primary assist on Abramov’s third period goal. He has assists (5) in four consecutive games.
- Mac Hollowell picked up the secondary assist on Abramov’s third period goal. He has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 10 games this season.
- Erik Källgren stopped 27 of 29 shots he faced. He is 5-4-0 this season with a 2.57 goals against average and a 0.923 save percentage.
- This is the second time in franchise history Toronto has played on New Year’s Day. The club faced off against St. John’s during the 2011-12 season, winning 3-1.
- Toronto went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-6 on the power play. Toronto is 7-6-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 7-5-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the power play.
- Belleville had a 29-25 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson and Brett Seney led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 8-7-1-1 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 6-7-1-1 against North Division opponents and 3-1-0-0 against the Belleville Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 16-8 this season.
Tied after 1 2-2-0-0
Trailing after 2 1-8-0-0
1 Goal Game 4-2-1-1
Goals 11 (B. Seney)
Assists 18 (J. Duszak)
Points 19 (J. Duszak)
PPG 4 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots 55 (B. Seney)
+/- +6 (B. Seney)
PIMS 50 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
In the first period, it felt like we got off to a much better start even then we did in the last game against them. We had a hard time getting to their net but I felt that for the most part, we were possessing the puck and controlling the game and things were in our favour. We definitely needed to find another level to find opportunities at the net and around the net. It was tight all the way down through and it was really good to see Abramov get a goal there. He’s a player who’s just been working so hard since the beginning of the year. He’s developed so much and added a lot to his game and rounding it out. In terms of the guys who hadn’t scored yet in this league, he had something like the highest expected goals for. He’s just been unlucky at times. It was good to see him finally get one. He deserves it.
On Erik Källgren’s performance:
It was great. He’s bailed us out of a lot of situations in this one contest, let alone past games. He should feel good about the work that he’s put in and not worry about (this game).
*All times Eastern Standard Time
January 3 vs. Belleville – 3:00 p.m.
January 5 vs. Utica – 7:00 p.m.
January 10 vs. Springfield – 7:00 p.m.
January 12 vs. Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
January 15 at Hershey – 7:00 p.m.