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BELLEVILLE SENATORS (21-19-0-0 – 42 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (22-13-3-1 – 48 Points)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2022
Belleville: M. Kastelic (8) (L. Shaw, C. Reinhardt), L. Shaw (5) (M. Kastelic, C. Williams), A. Agozzino (13) (J. Lucchini), M. Del Zotto (7) (R. Jarventie, L. Thomson), E. Sokolov (14) (A. Agozzino, L. Thomson)
Goaltender: K. Mandolese (36/40) W
Toronto: N. Roberson (3) (K. Rubīns, B. Menell), A. Suomela (9) (Unassisted), S. Der-Arguchintsev (9) (N. Robertson, M. Hellickson), A. Steeves (14) (M. Hollowell, M. Abramov)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (21/26) L
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Nick Robertson put the Marlies on the board at 1:48 of the second period and later added the primary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s third period goal. He has seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in seven games this season.
- Antti Suomela scored unassisted at 9:59 of the second period. He has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in six of his last seven games. This was Suomela’s 100th career AHL game.
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev scored at 1:06 of the third period. He goals (2) in consecutive games and has seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) through his last six games.
- Alex Steeves scored at 9:35 of the third period. He has 25 points (14 goals, 11 assists) in 28 games with the Marlies.
- Kristiāns Rubīns recorded the primary assist on Robertson’s second period goal. He had a career-high six shots on net. Rubīns has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) in 29 games this season.
- Brennan Menell had the secondary assist on Robertson’s second period goal. He has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in 13 games this season.
- Matthew Hellickson registered the secondary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s third period goal. He has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 22 games this season.
- Mac Hollowell recorded the primary assist on Steeves’ third period goal. He has points (1-3-4) in four straight games.
- Mikhail Abramov picked up the secondary assist on Steeves’ third period goal.
- Erik Källgren stopped 21 of 26 shots he faced. This was his fourth overtime game of the season and first loss.
- This was Toronto’s ninth overtime game of the season (6-3).
- Toronto went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play. Toronto is 6-5-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 11-6-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Toronto had a 40-26 edge in shots in all situations. Kristiāns Rubīns and Brett Seney led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 7-3-1-0 when shooting their opponents.
- The Marlies are 12-8-2-1 against North Division opponents and 6-2-1-0 against the Senators. Toronto’s last game against Belleville was on Feb. 18 in a 4-3 road loss. Toronto has outscored Belleville 36-22 through nine games.
Not scoring first 6-12-2-0
Trailing after 1 6-10-1-0
Trailing after 2 2-10-1-0
At home 11-5-2-1
*Amongst active players
Goals 15 (J. Anderson)
Assists 26 (J. Duszak)
Points 34 (B. Seney)
PPG 5 (J. Anderson)
Shots 92 (B. Seney)
+/- +14 (B. Seney)
PIMS 57 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On today’s game:
If we’re looking at the two games, there were two slow starts and two losses. The starts were a strength of ours for awhile there. We’ll have to reset and discuss it as a group. If you look at the six periods, I thought we had four really good periods of the six. The first two periods of the games were our crux.
On taking one point out of the game:
I had talked to them after yesterday’s game. We’re proud of the character to fight back, to find their game in the second period and to push for 40 minutes, get back to playing the way we know we can play. There’s definitely something to that and not just packing it in after a bad start and not coming back into it. It’s a competitive group. We’ll have to make sure that come into the next game with a better start and find our game earlier than we have.
MAC HOLLOWELL (1 ASSIST)
On today’s game:
It’s always good to come back from a 2-0 deficit. At the end of the day, we had to last game and we had to tonight. It’s the second half of the season now, we’ve got to start getting better starts.
On the compete level:
The compete level and urgency was just really low in the first. It seemed like we were still just warming up out there. We didn’t really get our legs going until the second period.
On Kyle Clifford:
Just being in the locker room with a guy like that who’s won a Stanley Cup, who’s been throughout the NHL for so long. Just when he’s out there, when he’s speaking in the room, we’re listening that’s for sure.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
February 21 vs. Laval – 3:00 p.m. (Scotiabank Arena)
February 23 vs. Laval – 7:00 p.m.
February 26 at Rochester – 2:35 p.m.
February 27 vs. Rochester – 4:00 p.m.
March 2 vs. Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (32-13-3 – 67 Points) vs.
ST. LOUIS BLUES (29-14-6 – 64 Points)
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2022
1 2 3 FINAL
ST. LOUIS 2 1 3 6
TORONTO 1 2 0 3
- William Nylander scored for Toronto at 15:33 of the first period. Nylander scored his second goal
of the game at 5:30 of the second period. Nylander has recorded 19 goals this season.
- TJ Brodie scored for the Maple Leafs at 17:44 of the second period. Brodie registered his fourth
goal of the season. Brodie has recorded a point in back-to-back games (1G, 1A).
- Alexander Kerfoot posted the primary assist on both of Nylander’s goals. Kerfoot has registered
26 assists this season.
- John Tavares recorded the secondary assist on Nylander’s first goal of the game. Tavares
posted his 29th assist of the season.
- Justin Holl registered the secondary assist on Nylander’s second goal of the game. Holl
recorded his sixth assist of the season.
- David Kämpf posted the primary assist on Brodie’s goal. Kämpf registered his 10th assist of the
season. Kämpf is currently on a three-game point streak where he has recorded three points (2G,
- Ondřej Kaše recorded the secondary assist on Brodie’s goal. Kaše posted his 10th assist of the
- Jack Campbell stopped 28 of 33 shots in tonight’s loss.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- The Maple Leafs were 0-for-1 on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill tonight.
- Jake Muzzin (5) and TJ Brodie (4) both tied a season-high in shots during tonight’s game.
- Jake Muzzin was on the ice for a team-high 26 Toronto shot attempts-for at 5-on-5.
- Rasmus Sandin finished the game with a team-high 5-on-5 shot attempt percentage of 71.88
percent (23 for, 9 against).
SHOTS ON GOAL (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
ST. LOUIS 12 (9) 12 (12) 10 (9) 34 (30)
TORONTO 9 (9) 12 (11) 16 (15) 37 (35)
SHOT ATTEMPTS (5-on-5 in brackets)
1st 2nd 3rd TOTAL
ST. LOUIS 14 (11) 15 (15) 17 (16) 46 (42)
TORONTO 17 (17) 22 (20) 28 (27) 67 (64)
ON HOME ICE
- Toronto lost their first game on home ice since December 9, 2021 against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
- The Maple Leafs are 18-5-1 at home this season.
- Toronto’s all-time record is 95-97-25-6 in 223 games against the St. Louis Blues and 60-34-11-5 in
110 games played in Toronto.
- Toronto is 15-7-2 against the Western Conference this season and 5-3-2 against the Central Division
- Toronto is 11-9-2 when the opponent scores the first goal of the game.
- The Maple Leafs are 4-6-2 when trailing after one period and 4-2-2 when tied after two periods.
- Toronto is 20-9-2 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Maple Leafs are 9-4-2 in Saturday games.
MAPLE LEAFS LEADERS
Shots 5 (Muzzin)
Shot Attempts 7 (Muzzin, Marner)
Faceoff Wins 14 (Matthews)
Faceoff Win Percentage 100% (Kerfoot – 1 won, 0 lost)
Hits 5 (Simmonds)
Blocked Shots 2 (Kerfoot)
Takeaways 2 (Matthews, Tavares)
TOI 23:10 (Rielly)
Power Play TOI 1:24 (Marner, Matthews, Nylander, Tavares)
Shorthanded TOI 1:30 (Muzzin)
Shifts 26 (Rielly)
5-on-5 Shot Attempt Percentage 71.88% (Sandin – 23 for, 9 against)
Feb. 21 Leafs at Montreal Bell Centre 7:00 pm ET
Feb. 22 Leafs at Columbus Nationwide Arena 7:00 pm ET
Feb. 24 Leafs vs. Minnesota Scotiabank Arena 7:00 pm ET
Feb. 26 Leafs at Detroit Little Caesars Arena 7:30 pm ET
Feb. 28 Leafs at Washington Capital One Arena 7:30 pm ET
March 2 Leafs vs. Buffalo Scotiabank Arena 7:30 pm ET
Stats reflect official NHL stats at the time of distribution. Please consult official NHL game sheets (links
above) to confirm no statistical changes were made.
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HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On tonight’s game:
“Yeah. We didn’t defend well enough to give ourselves a chance to win.”
On Nylander’s two-goal game and the second line’s play:
“Yeah. I had said they had been generating chances and it just seemed like it was just a matter of time
particularly for Will. Those shots that he’s had, where he’s been in behind the defence and kind of alone
with the goalie, he’s had those for a while now and they haven’t gone for him and normally they do and
tonight they did. So that’s a really good sign for him and us.”
On his team’s effort tonight:
“I thought we battled back well there to the beginning of the third but then lost our man there in the d-zone
and then a tip which is sloppy and that’s been happening a bit lately and we need to dial that down.”
On his line playing better of late:
“It started a little bit in Seattle there, I think we got something going and I thought last game we had a lot
of chances but there were a lot of penalties kills out there so we didn’t get out too much. But other than
that, I think we’ve been creating more and more every game which is positive.”
On his team’s effort tonight:
“We knew that they were going to be a rush team and we just didn’t find a way to shut them down on the
On the frustration of taking a too many men penalty:
“Yeah. It happens but we found a way to kill it off so in the end it all equals out.”
On tonight’s loss:
“We lost so it’s not good enough but you know practice tomorrow, work hard and get back at it.”
On how quickly the team can move on:
“It’s something you need to do in this league. You play a lot, a lot of good teams and you need to be
ready when the next game comes