TORONTO MARLIES (25-20-3-1 – 54 Points) vs.
UTICA COMETS (34-11-6-0 – 74 Points)
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2022
Toronto: C. Douglas (8) (J. Duszak, K. Rubīns), J. Duszak (6) (R. Clune, A. Suomela)
Goaltender: J. Woll (26/29) L
Utica: A. Greer (17) (N. Okhotiuk, R. Russo), N. Foote (11) (F. Gauthier), F. Gauthier (5) SH (A. Greer, R. Russo)
Goaltender: A. Schmid (23/25) W
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Curtis Douglas opened the scoring at 9:18 of the first period. He has six points (3 goals, 3 assists) in his last four games.
- Joseph Duszak scored at 13:38 of the second period and earlierrecorded the primary assist on Douglas’ first period goal. This was his 11th multipoint game this season. He has 39 points (6 goals, 33 assists) in 39 games.
- Kristiāns Rubīns registered the secondary assist on Douglas’ first period goal. He has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in 38 games this season.
- Rich Clune had the primary assist on Duszak’s second period goal. He has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in his last four games.
- Antti Suomela picked up the secondary assist on Duszak’s second period goal. He has 23 points (13 goals, 10 assists) in 31 games this season.
- Joseph Woll stopped 26 of 29 shots he faced
- Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-1 on the power play. Toronto is 6-11-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 13-10-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Utica had a 29-25 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 16-15-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
- The Marlies are 15-12-2-1 against North Division opponents and finish the season 2-2-0-0 against the Comets. Toronto outscored Utica 16-11 through four games.
Scoring first 19-5-1-1
Leading after 1 14-3-2-1
Leading after 2 19-4-2-1
On the road 13-10-1-0
*Amongst active players
Goals 19 (J. Anderson)
Assists 33 (J. Duszak)
Points 40 (B. Seney)
PPG 6 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots 120 (A. Steeves)
+/- +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS 84 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
Today was a good response for our group in how we played, what our objective was in the game. There was a real consistent effort in the game today from everybody. Joe Woll was great in net today, made some huge saves early, let us find our legs and get into this game. Really tough building to play in and obviously a top opponent in the league. We managed things a lot better. I liked our process today.
On playing with a depleted lineup:
We feel on any given night we can beat whoever we’re playing, if we’re playing the right way. Today was one of those nights that we didn’t get the results we wanted but really proud of the team in how we competed and how we found our way through a really challenging game in a tough barn.
On Joseph Woll:
He looked really confident today, made a lot of saves look easy. One of his strengths is his athleticism and he had to reach for a few to bail us out.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
March 12 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.
March 17 vs. Hershey – 1:30 p.m.
March 19 vs. Chicago – 4:00 p.m.
March 20 vs. Chicago – 4:00 p.m.
March 22 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – 7:00 p.m.