ROCHESTER AMERICANS (26-19-3-2 – 57 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (24-15-3-1 – 52 Points)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2022
Rochester: A. Ruotsalainen (7) (B. Murray, L. Weissbach), B. Murray (13) PP (J. Peterka, A. Ruotsalainen), A. Ruotsalainen (8) (B. Murray, K. Weissbach), N. Pastujov (1) PP (M. Eliot, R. Scarfo), E. Prow (8) PP (L. Weissbach, B. Murray)
Goaltender: U. Luukkonen (33/36) W
Toronto: J. Kopacka (6) (B. McMann), A. Suomela (11) (B. Menell, J. Duszak), J. Anderson (19) (J. Duszak, S. Der-Arguchintsev)
Goaltender: J. Woll (27/32) L
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Jack Kopacka put the Marlies on the board at 9:19 of the second period. He has 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in 34 games this season.
- Antti Suomela scored at 6:03 of the third period. He has 20 points (11 goals, 9 assists) in 26 games with the Marlies. Suomela has matched a career-high in points (20).
- Joey Anderson scored at 16:35 of the second period. He has points (2-2-4) in consecutive games.
- Bobby McMann recorded the primary assist on Kopacka’s second period goal. He has 18 points (11 goals, 7 assists) in 34 games this season.
- Brennan Menell registered the primary assist on Suomela’s third period goal.
- Joseph Duszak picked up the secondary assist on Suomela’s goal and the primary assist on Anderson’s goal, both in the third period. He has points (2-7-9) in his last eight games.
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev had the secondary assist on Anderson’s third period goal. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games. He has 25 points (10 goals, 15 assists) in 39 games this season.
- Joseph Woll stopped 27 of 32 shots he faced.
- Toronto went 4-for-7 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play. Toronto is 6-6-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 12-8-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Toronto had a 36-32 edge in shots in all situations. Brett Seney led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 9-4-1-0 when outshooting their opponents.
- The Marlies are 14-10-2-1 against North Division opponents and 3-2-0-0 against the Americans. Toronto has outscored Rochester 19-15 through five games.
Not scoring first 6-14-2-0
Trailing after 1 6-12-1-0
Trailing after 2 2-12-1-0
At home 12-7-2-1
*Amongst active players
Goals 19 (J. Anderson)
Assists 30 (J. Duszak)
Points 39 (B. Seney)
PPG 6 (J. Anderson)
Shots 109 (A. Steeves)
+/- +15 (B. Seney)
PIMS 79 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On today’s game:
Definitely not the result that we wanted. On any given night, it is a really tough league. It’s a tough division that we’re playing in so, credit to them for a big push after yesterday’s game. I thought we came out pretty good in the first period. I know we didn’t get the first one but our energy was in a good place, we were generating some chances.
On the message to the team following physical moments:
Just to keep sticking together, keep fighting through the adversity. It’s more about staying positive with them and trying to calm the tension. You want them to get emotional and get into the game but also find their confidence and their puck play and structure and not let the moments of the game derail everything about what we’re trying to do.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
March 2 vs. Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m.
March 5 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m.
March 6 at Cleveland – 12:00 p.m.
March 8 vs. Providence – 3:00 p.m.
March 9 vs. Abbotsford – 11:00 a.m.