HERSHEY BEARS (29-22-4-3 – 65 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (27-20-3-1 – 58 Points)
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2022
GAME SUMMARY | GAME SHEET | PHOTOS | SCRUMS
Hershey: No goals
Goaltender: Z. Fucale (25/27) L
Toronto: J. Blandisi (8) (B. Seney), S. Der-Arguchintsev (12) PP (M. Hollowell, M. Abramov), B. Seney (15) EN (J. Blandisi)
Goaltender: J. Woll (21/21) W, M. Hutchinson (20/20)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Joseph Blandisi opened the scoring 11 seconds into the second period and later added the lone assist on Seney’s empty-net goal. This was his fourth game-winning goal of the season. He has 19 points (8 goals, 11 assists) in 25 games with the Marlies this season.
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev scored on the power play at 18:42 of the second period. This was his fourth power play goal of the season. He has 27 points (12 goals, 15 assists) in 44 games this season.
- Brett Seney scored on the empty net at 18:28 of the third period and earlierhad the lone assist on Blandisi’s second period goal. He leads all Marlies in points (10-14-24) at home.
- Mac Hollowell recorded the primary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s second period power play goal. He has 19 points (5 goals, 14 assists) in 33 games this season.
- Mikhail Abramov registered the secondary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s second period power play goal. He has 23 points (4 goals, 19 assists) in 50 games this season.
- Joseph Woll stopped all 21 shots he faced in 30:05 of action before leaving the game due to injury. Michael Hutchinson stopped all 20 shots he faced in relief of Woll.
- The Marlies are 6-0 on St. Patrick’s Day.
- This is Toronto’s second shutout of the season.
- Toronto went 5-for-5 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play. Toronto is 20-9-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 15-10-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Hershey had a 41-28 2edge in shots in all situations. Antti Suomela led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 18-15-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
- The Marlies are 6-5-1-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and finish the season 2-0-0-0 against the Bears. Toronto outscored Hershey 7-3 through two games.
Scoring first 21-5-1-1
Tied after 1 7-3-0-0
Leading after 2 20-4-2-1
At home 13-10-2-1
*Amongst active players
Goals 20 (J. Anderson)
Assists 33 (J. Duszak)
Points 42 (B. Seney)
PPG 6 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots 123 (A. Steeves)
+/- +15 (B. Seney)
PIMS 89 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On the taking today’s win into the weekend:
Just recognizing the feeling that we had playing as a team and what our process was. They came out really hard to start the game. It took a little bit for us to get our momentum going. We had a few days there without games but our team did a really good job of sticking to the process, finding our way through it. [And in] that second period all the things we’ve talked about building momentum and taking it from there.
On St. Patrick’s Day game:
Great crowd. Our team really were lifted by the noise and the support that our fanbase gave us. On a special day like today with all the uniforms. [Equipment staff] Wil Burns and Steph Klein are unbelievable. They put in the most hours of anybody. They are two of the hardest workers we have in the organization and the amount of detail and effort that they put into making this day special for the players and staff was really, really impressive.
On Joseph Woll leaving the game due to injury:
Shoulder. He’ll get more evaluation done today. Unknown right now on prognosis.
On Michael Hutchinson entering the game:
Always challenging for a goalie to come in unexpectedly like that. Last game, he played great. Today in an even tougher spot, he came in and made some big saves for us and kept things settled, giving us a chance to win this game.
JOSPEH BLANDISI (1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST)
On today’s game:
We had a tough stretch there a little bit so, it really brought the guys together, found ways to win and these last two wins have been character as you see the games start to get closer to playoffs and the hockey is looking like that. These tight games are big ones for us to win and are definitely big down the stretch for point wise.
On Michael Hutchinson:
It’s a veteran goaltender. He’s a rock back there. Even if he’s not playing, he’s good for us in practice, he’s good for us as a leadership role guy and he helps talk to the young goalies too. Part of their success has to do with them and the way he mentors them. You see it with Källy who’s up top now, Joe Woll’s playing amazing and Hutchy’s able to save their bacon whenever they need him. It’s just a great trio that we have of goaltenders and we’re excited to use them all down the stretch.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
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.
March 25 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m.