TORONTO MARLIES (17-10-1-1 – 36 Points) vs.
LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS (10-12-6-2 – 28 Points)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022
Toronto: J. Anderson (11) PP (J. Duszak, B. Seney), J. Anderson (12) (A. Suomela, B. Seney), B. Seney (13) (C. Dahlström, F. Král), J. Anderson (13) PP (B. Seney, A. Steeves)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (22/25) W
Lehigh Valley: B. Saulnier (2) (M. Millman, G. Rubtsov), W. Allison (2) (C. O’Reilly), A. Kile (1) (I. Ratcliffe, C. Gerard)
Goaltender: G. Metcalf (23/27) L
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Joey Anderson scored a hat trick, with two goals in the first period (12:13 and 18:12) and the overtime winner at 1:06 of extra time. This was his second career hat trick and second this season. He has points (5-1-6) in his last two games with the Marlies.
- Brett Seney scored the game-tying goal at 17:59 of the third period. Hehad the secondary assists on both of Anderson’s first period goals and the primary assist on Anderson’s overtime goal. He has points (2-6-8) in his last three games with the Marlies.
- Joseph Duszak recorded the primary assist on Anderson’s first period goal. This was his 10th power play assist. He has 21 points (1 goal, 20 assists) in 20 games this season. Duszak leads all defencemen in assists (20).
- Antti Suomela registered the primary assist on Anderson’s second goal of the first period. He has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in 12 games with the Marlies.
- Carl Dahlström picked up the primary assist on Seney’s third period goal.
- Filip Kràl recorded the secondary assist on Seney’s third period goal.He has points (2-5-7) through five consecutive games. Kràl has 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) in 27 games with the Marlies.
- Alex Steeves had the secondary assist on Anderson’s overtime goal. He has points (4-2-6) in his last five games.
- Erik Källgren stopped 22 of 25 shots he faced.
- This was Toronto’s fifth overtime win of the season and their sixth consecutive win.
- Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 2-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 12-6-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 10-5-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill. Toronto has recorded two power play goals in a single game five times this season.
- Toronto had a 27-25 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 4-3-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Marlies are 5-2-0-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and finish their season series 2-0-0-0 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
- Toronto is on a 10-game, 4,958 kilometre road trip and will face off against seven teams – Belleville Senators, Cleveland Monsters, Grand Rapids Griffins, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hershey Bears, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. It will be Toronto’s first meeting of the season with four opponents (HER, HFD, GR, WBS). The Marlies return to Coca-Cola Coliseum on Feb. 5.
Scoring first 12-1-0-1
Leading after 1 9-1-1-1
Tied after 2 4-1-0-0
On the Road 8-5-0-0
1 Goal Game 7-2-1-1
*Amongst active players
Goals 13 (B. Seney)
Assists 20 (J. Duszak)
Points 26 (B. Seney)
PPG 5 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots 69 (A. Steeves)
+/- +11 (B. Seney)
PIMS 55 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On managing emotions in the third period
There was definitely a response from our group after the hit on Ho-Sang in a positive way. The emotional charge where you don’t want to see one of your own members of your group go down like that. Just the pure will and determination to have a response, to find some offence, to find a way to win the game for Ho-Sang was really good to see from the group.
On Joey Anderson and Brett Seney:
Their energy and their take-charge mentality of the direction they want the game to go in, to push and drive the team to go in a certain way. They led by example on the ice. With the goal that Anderson had and Seney coming up big with a puck to the net that went off Chyzowski, they added a lot to our game today. Can’t say enough about the way they conduct themselves and how they lead this group.
JOEY ANDERSON (2nd CAREER HAT TRICK)
On coming back to the Marlies:
It’s great. I was excited to see all the guys today. It was a fun game. We battled some adversity and it was one of those games where we’re going to come together as a group from it. It was good to be around all of the guys.
On Toronto’s response in the third period:
A bad hit we thought on (Ho-Sang), no call and then they come back and score right away. Guys were frustrated. We did it clean though. Guys weren’t taking dumb penalties after that. We just kept trying to piece away at it. We found a goal in regulation and got it to overtime and were able to capitalize on the power play to finish the deal.
BRETT SENEY (1 GOAL, 3 ASSISTS)
On Toronto’s response in the third period:
Obviously what happened with Josh (Ho-Sang), we didn’t appreciate. We thought it was a play that could have been a call. We decided the best way to get back at them was to put the puck in the net and get back in the game. Obviously, it wasn’t the response we originally wanted with them scoring but I thought our group dug deep up and down the lineup to get into overtime there and then finish the job.
On Joey Anderson:
I love playing with the guy. He’s one of my good buddies off the ice. I can’t say enough good things about him. It’s always great to see him get rewarded.
On the overtime winner on the power play:
We’ve got to give a lot of credit to our PP coach, Snacks (AJ MacLean), who drew up a play for us and Steeves and Duszak executed there at the top and Joe’s there to put in the garbage.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
January 19 at Hartford – 7:00 p.m.
January 21 at WB/Scranton – 7:05 p.m.
January 22 at WB/Scranton – 6:05 p.m.
January 24 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m.
January 28 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.