CHICAGO WOLVES (36-10-5-5 – 82 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (27-21-3-1 – 58 Points)
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2022
Chicago: C. Smith (19) PP (S. Noesen, A. Poturalski), R. Suzuki (6) (D. Gust, J. Sellgren), J. Leivo (14) PP (C. Smith, A. Poturalski), S. Noesen (33) EN, SH (A. Poturalski)
Goaltender: A. Lyon (20/22) W
Toronto: S. Der-Arguchintsev (13) (A. Steeves, A. Suomela), B. Seney (16) PP (A. Steeves, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (27/30) L
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev opened the scoring 32 seconds into the first period. He has goals (2) in consecutive games. He has 28 points (13 goals, 15 assists) in 45 games this season.
- Brett Seney scored on the power play at 7:29 of the first period. He has points (2-2-4) in three straight games. Seney leads all Marlies in points (11-14-25) at home.
- Alex Steeves recorded the primary assists on Der-Arguchintsev and Seney’s first period goals. This is his 12th multipoint game of the season.
- Antti Suomela registered the secondary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s first period goal. He has 24 points (13 goals, 11 assists) in 34 games this season.
- Joseph Duszak had the secondary assist on Seney’s first period goal. He has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) through his last four games.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 of 30 shots he faced.
- Toronto went 4-for-6 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 20-9-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 12-10-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Chicago had a 31-22 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 18-16-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
- The Marlies are 5-2-0-0 against Central Division opponents and are 2-1-0-0 against the Wolves. Toronto has outscored Chicago 9-6 through three games.
Scoring first 21-6-1-1
Tied after 1 7-4-0-0
Tied after 2 5-3-0-0
At home 13-11-2-1
*Amongst active players
Goals 20 (J. Anderson)
Assists 34 (J. Duszak)
Points 43 (B. Seney)
PPG 6 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots 123 (A. Steeves)
+/- +15 (B. Seney)
PIMS 89 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On what needs to change for tomorrow’s game:
Stay out of the penalty box against a top power play unit. I mean for the most part we played some good hockey. I thought the first period was a good start for us going toe-to-toe with them. Second period, penalties and turnovers through the middle of the rink kind of fueled their momentum and gave them some space to make plays and go back towards our net. We got back to it in the third period, came out hard, got back to our game plan. So, it’s just those little blips, those little five, 10, 15-minute segments that we just got to stay on it and execute what we want to execute.
ALEX STEEVES (2 ASSISTS)
On today’s game:
We had a good start. They’re a really good team. Not really a good idea to put them on the power play, we gave them a lot of opportunities there. I thought it was a good hard battle. It felt like a playoff game and they came out on top. I think we just kind of stick to our recipe and play the right way I think we’ll have a really good chance to get them back tomorrow.
On Michael Hutchinson’s play:
Hutchy was a stud tonight. He gave us a chance to pull our goalie at the end there. That one save he made was one of the better saves I’ve seen all year. He’s a gamer and he really balled out for us tonight and gave us a chance to win and which is all you can really ask from your goalie.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
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.
March 26 vs. Bridgeport – 4:00 p.m.