TORONTO MARLIES (19-12-2-1 – 41 Points) vs.
BELLEVILLE SENATORS (15-17-0-0 – 30 Points)
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2022
Toronto: J. Blandisi (3) (Unassisted), J. Blandisi (4) (M. Hollowell, A. Steeves), B. McMann (10) (M. Abramov), A. Suomela (7) (B. Seney, C. Krys), R. Chyzowski (5) EN (J. Blandisi)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (31/32)
Belleville: M. Wedman (6) (M. Hoelscher, C. Wilkie)
Goaltender: M. Sogaard (29/33)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Joseph Blandisi opened the scoring unassisted at 15:34 of the first period and added his second goal of the period at 18:28. He later added the lone assist on Chyzowski’s empty net goal. He has points (2-4-6) in four consecutive games. Blandisi has 11 points (4 goals, 7 assists) in 12 games with the Marlies this season. His second goal of the game was his 200th career professional point.
- Bobby McMann scored at 1:49 of the second period. He has 13 points (10 goals, 3 assists) in 25 games this season.
- Antti Suomela scored at 9:10 of the third period. He has goals (2) in consecutive games. Suomela has 11 points (5 goals, 6 assists) in 17 games this season.
- Ryan Chyzowski scored on the empty net at 18:46 of the third period. He has five goals in 17 games this season.
- Mac Hollowell recorded the primary assist on Blandisi’s second goal of the first period. He has set a career-high in assists (10). He has 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) in 21 games this season.
- Alex Steeves picked up the secondary assist on Blandisi’s second goal of the first period. He has 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) in 23 games this season.
- Mikhail Abramov had the lone assist on McMann’s second period goal. He has 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) through 34 games this season.
- Brett Seney recorded the primary assist on Suomela’s third period goal. He has points (1-3-4) in consecutive games.
- Chad Krys registered the secondary assist on Suomela’s third period goal.
- Erik Källgren stopped 31 of 32 shots he faced.
- This was Rich Clune’s 700th career professional game (139 NHL games, 561 AHL games). He’s appeared in 223 games for the Marlies and 19 games with the Maple Leafs.
- Toronto went 5-for-5 on the penalty kill and 0-for-6 on the power play. Toronto is 7-5-1-1 when not scoring on the power play and 11-6-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Toronto had 34-32 edge in shots in all situations. Bobby McMann led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 6-3-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Marlies are 10-7-1-1 against North Division opponents and 6-1-0-0 against the Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 29-13. Toronto has held Belleville to two or less goals in each of their seven games this season.
Scoring first 14-1-1-1
Leading after 1 10-1-2-1
Leading after 2 14-1-2-1
On the Road 10-7-1-0
*Amongst active players
Goals 13 (J. Anderson, B. Seney)
Assists 23 (J. Duszak)
Points 30 (B. Seney)
PPG 4 (J. Anderson)
Shots 74 (B. Seney)
+/- +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS 55 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
We had to weather a storm at the start. They usually come out strong in their building. They also haven’t played a game in awhile so, they had a lot of energy. They’ve been sitting resting. Källgren did a really good job of holding us in and letting us get our legs. We got through some special teams and then those two quick goals turned things for us. We started to find our game and the team did a really good job of building and keeping the momentum as the game went on.
On Rich Clune’s 700th career professional game:
It’s special. I also played against him back in the day. For anyone to string along a career for this long regardless of level, regardless of anything. The determination, the discipline, the consistency that he’s fought through on the ice and off the ice. He’s just a really impressive person. I feel fortunate to be able to know him, to be able to work with him. I know our team values him big time with the things that he brings to the group. I’m just really proud and happy for him.
JOSEPH BLANDISI (2 GOALS, 1 ASSIST)
On his second goal and 200th career professional point:
Just a good passing play. Lots of good line mates to play with on this team. You find that open ice and some guy will find you. I told Mac that that pass impressed me. I didn’t think he’d have seen me there. It was a pretty good gift from him.
On keeping the lead in the final 40 minutes:
Just staying relentless with it. We’ve got great leadership in our dressing room. Even after that first 20, we weren’t too happy with it. We know how to calm the guys down and give our best effort for the next 40.
RICH CLUNE (700th CAREER PROFESSIONAL GAME)
On his milestone:
Any game that I can get into is a gift. I’m just really grateful to do it here with Toronto and especially this team, this year. It’s a lot of fun. I’m grateful. It’s been a hell of a ride. I love it.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
February 2 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m.
February 3 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m.
February 5 vs. Rochester – 4:00 p.m.
February 16 vs. Belleville – 11:00 a.m.
February 18 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.