TORONTO MARLIES (26-20-3-1 – 56 Points) vs.
SYRACUSE CRUNCH (24-21-6-2– 56 Points)
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2022
Toronto: J. Anderson (20) SH (A. Biega, K. Rubīns), J. Duszak (7) (J. Anderson, C. Krys)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (35/37) W
Syracuse: R. Elie (14) (O. Somppi), D. Walcott (5) (F. Claesson, A. Green)
Goaltender: H. Alnefelt (14/15), M. Lagace (10/11) L
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Joey Anderson opened the scoring at 27 seconds into the second period and later added the primary assist on Duszak’s third period goal. This was his fifth shorthanded goal of the season which leads the AHL.
- Joseph Duszak scored at 12:18 of the third period He has points (2-1-3) in consecutive games. Duszak has 40 points (7 goals, 33 assists) in 40 games.
- Alex Biega recorded the primary assist on Anderson’s second period goal. He has seven points (1 goal, 6 assists) in 28 games this season with the Marlies.
- Kristiāns Rubīns registered the secondary assist on Anderson’s second period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. Rubīns has nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) in 39 games this season.
- Chad Krys had the secondary assist on Duszak’s third period goal.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 35 of 37 shots he faced. He did not allow a goal in the shootout.
IN THE SHOOTOUT
- Mikhail Abramov – Goal (2021-22: 2/3)
- Joey Anderson – Goal (2021-22: 2/2)
- This was Toronto’s third shootout of the season (2-1). Mikhail Abramov has recorded both of Toronto’s game-winning shootout goals.
- Joey Anderson’s second period shorthanded goal was his fifth of the season which ties the single season record set by Alex Foster in 2007-08. He has seven shorthanded goals in his two seasons with the Marlies which is tied for the second most in franchise history.
- Toronto went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 7-11-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 14-10-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Syracuse had a 37-27 edge in shots in all situations. Joseph Duszak led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 17-15-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
- The Marlies are 16-12-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 1-1-0-0 against the Crunch. Syracuse has outscored Toronto 6-5 through two games.
Scoring first 20-5-1-1
Tied after 1 6-3-0-0
Tied after 2 5-2-0-0
On the road 14-10-1-0
*Amongst active players
Goals 20 (J. Anderson)
Assists 33 (J. Duszak)
Points 40 (J. Duszak, 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:
The whole effort, everything that the team brought today was impressive. Really proud of the group. These last three games we’ve put together, last game we didn’t get the result we wanted but they extended the way they played today. It was just a gutsy effort. It was fun to watch them dig one out.
On Michael Hutchinson:
That’s a tough spot for a goalie to be out that many games, he comes in and plays phenomenal. Made some huge saves for us, gave us a chance to win the game here in a tough building.
JOEY ANDERSON (1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST)
On rebounding from last night’s loss:
It was great. I thought last night we put forth a really great effort, didn’t get the result we wanted but we kept that going tonight. Guys were all pulling on the rope together and it was just a really good 60 minutes and a little more than that tonight. We had every guy pulling on the rope tonight and doing the little things we needed to do to win and Hutchy steps in after not playing for a while and was awesome for us and it was great to see that. It was a really good night for the guys to get this win.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
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.
March 23 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – 7:00 p.m.