TORONTO MARLIES (24-17-3-1 – 52 Points) vs.
CLEVELAND MONSTERS (19-21-6-4 – 48 Points)
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022
Toronto: J. Ho-Sang (12) (M. Abramov, J. Kopacka), S. Der-Arguchintsev (11) (J. Ho-Sang)
Goaltender: J. Woll (33/37) L
Cleveland: J. Christiansen (7) (R. Payne, K. Stenlund), R. Payne (4) (T. Schemitsch, T. Sikura), D. Simpson (4) (T. Angle, T. Sikura), R. Payne (5) (J. Christiansen, K. Stenlund)
Goaltender: J. Greaves (25/27) W
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Josh Ho-Sang opened the scoring at 2:26 of the first period and later added the lone assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s second period goal. He has 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) in 29 games this season.
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev scored at 15:30 of the second period. He has 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) in 41 games this season.
- Mikhail Abramov recorded the primary assist on Ho-Sang’s first period goal. He has 22 points (4 goals, 18 assists) in 44 games this season.
- Jack Kopacka registered the secondary assist on Ho-Sang’s first period goal. He has 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) in 36 games this season.
- Joseph Woll stopped 33 of 37 shots he faced
- Toronto went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play. Toronto is 6-8-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 12-8-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Cleveland had a 37-27 edge in shots in all situations. Joseph Duszak led the Marlies with seven shots on goal and set a career-high in a single game. Toronto is 15-12-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
- The Marlies are 14-11-2-1 against North Division opponents and 2-2-1-0 against the Monsters. Toronto has been outscored 21-15 through five games.
Scoring first 18-3-1-1
Leading after 1 13-2-2-1
Leading after 2 18-2-2-1
On the road 12-9-2-1
*Amongst active players
Goals 19 (J. Anderson)
Assists 31 (J. Duszak)
Points 39 (B. Seney)
PPG 6 (J. Anderson)
Shots 115 (A. Steeves)
+/- +14 (B. Seney)
PIMS 84 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On trends in the team’s recent losses:
I would say it’s even longer then that in terms of inconsistent play. It appears to be fighting some positive energy, momentum. We’ve got to find a way to turn things around and find some of the pushback and the game play that we found about a month ago.
On Joseph Woll’s performance:
He played really well for us. We needed to be way better in front of him. We were pretty fortunate for the score to be what it was going into the third period. We’ve got to value more of how we defend in front of our goalies. They’ve been playing well all year and there’s still too much work for them.
On the team’s recent play:
In February, we were sticking up for each other. Even in the last couple of games, we were sticking up for each other, being hard to play against. I feel teams now are just coming in and they see the Marlies on the schedule and they know it’s going to be an easy game because we’re just not working, we’re not competing. We just don’t have that mentality that we’re going to go out and kind of the (screw) you mentality and we just don’t have it.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
March 6 at Cleveland – 12:00 p.m.
March 8 vs. Providence – 3:00 p.m.
March 9 vs. Abbotsford – 11:00 a.m.
March 11 at Utica – 7:00 p.m.
March 12 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.