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.