MARLIES 4, GRAND RAPIDS 3

TORONTO MARLIES (20-12-2-1 – 43 Points) vs.
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS (15-16-5-2 – 37 Points)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: A. Steeves (12) PP (B. Seney, J. Duszak), F. Král (3) (C. Douglas, J. Blandisi), S. Der-Arguchintsev (7) PP (J. Blandisi, M. Abrmaov), A. Suomela (8) (A. Steeves, F. Král)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (21/24) W  

Grand Rapids: J. Martin (2) (T. Hirose, W. Newpower), R. Murphy (7) (B. Lashoff, T. Spezia), B. McKenzie (2) (M. Berry)
Goaltender: C. Pickard (28/32) L   

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Alex Steeves put the Marlies on the board 27 seconds into the second period and later added the primary assist on Suomela’s third period goal.This was his second power play goal.He has 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists) in 24 games this season.
  • Filip Král scored at 1:22 of the second period and later added the secondary assist on Suomela’s third period goal. He has 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) in 33 games this season.
  • Semyon Der-Arguchintsev scored on the power play at 6:18 of the third period.
  • Antti Suomela scored the game-winning goal at 15:33 of the third period. He has goals (3) in three consecutive games. Suomela has 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in 18 games this season.
  • Brett Seney recorded the primary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He has points (1-4-5) in three consecutive games.
  • Joseph Duszak registered the secondary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. This was his 13th power play assist.
  • Curtis Douglas picked up the primary assist on Král’s second period goal. He has 15 points (4 goals, 11 assists) in 33 games this season.
  • Joseph Blandisi had the secondary assist on Král’s second period goal and the primary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s third period goal. He has points (2-6-8) in five consecutive games. Blandisi has 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) in 13 games with the Marlies this season.
  • Mikhail Abramov recorded the secondary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s third period goal. He has 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists) through 35 games this season.
  • Erik Källgren stopped 21 of 24 shots he faced. He is 12-6-0 with a 0.912 save percentage. Källgren has won three consecutive games, making 76 saves.

OF NOTE

  • Toronto finished their eight-game road trip 5-2-1-0. The road trip included four overtime games (3-1).
  • Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 2-for-6 on the power play. This is the sixth game where Toronto has recorded two power play goals. Toronto is 13-7-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 12-6-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto had a 32-24 edge in shots in all situations. Joseph Duszak and Alex Steeves led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 7-3-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 5-1-0-0 against Central Division opponents and 2-0-0-0 against the Griffins.
RECORD WHEN

Opponent scores first             6-11-1-0
Trailing after 1                         6-9-0-0
Trailing after 2                         2-9-0-0
On the road                             11-7-1-0
February                                  
1-0-0-0
Wednesday                              3-3-1-0
1 goal game                             9-2-2-1
MARLIES LEADERS
*Amongst active players

Goals               13 
(J. Anderson, B. Seney)
Assists            24 (J. Duszak)
Points              31 (B. Seney)
PPG                 4 (J. Anderson)
Shots               81 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +12 (B. Seney)
PIMS                55 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:

As of late when we found ourselves down whether it’s the second or third period, the group’s starting to find confidence in their ability to come back and what it takes to win and find their game in those moments. It’s good to see. We have some guys who have stepped up in big way.

NICK ROBERTSON

On his first game since returning from injury:

It was a lot of fun. I’ve been away for a long time and it was the first injury I’ve had where I was off for three months. Today, I just had no expectations. Really just tried to play well and get the rust off and go from there.

ALEX STEEVES (1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST)

On tonight’s game:
It’s just a greasy road win. They feel amazing. It makes the bus ride home much more of a good time. Special teams were huge. Goaltending was huge. You get those two, you do it on the road and you give yourself a chance which is what we got tonight.

On special teams:
We talk with our special teams coaches and when you know you’re doing good things you just have to refocus in a different way and get a little extra effort. It’s huge for both units to get in on it tonight on the man advantage and the huge 5-on-3 penalty kill, a couple of huge blocks and big saves, those are momentum builders on the road and when you get that you give yourself a chance.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

February 5 vs. Rochester – 4:00 p.m.
February 16 vs. Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
February 18 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
February 19 vs. Belleville – 4:00 p.m.
February 21 vs. Laval – 3:00 p.m. (Scotiabank Arena)

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