MARLIES 4, CHICAGO 2

CHICAGO WOLVES (36-11-5-5 – 82 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (28-21-3-1 – 60 Points)

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2022

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Chicago: D. Colton (6) (M. Lajoie, M. Letunov), S. Noesen (34) PP (J. Leivo, J. Keane)
Goaltender: J. LaFontaine (21/25) L          

Toronto: B. McMann (14) PP (J. Anderson, J. Duszak), A. Suomela (C. Douglas), B. McMann (15) (Unassisted), N. Robertson (4) (J. Blandisi, A. Steeves)
Goaltender: K. Petruzzelli (32/34) W 

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Bobby McMann scored at 8:51 on the power play and the game-winning goal at 11:55, both in the second period. This was his first career AHL multigoal game and his second game-winning goal of the season. He matched a career-high six shots on net.
  • Antti Suomela scored at 9:42 of the second period. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.Suomela has 24 points (14 goals, 11 assists) in 35 games this season.
  • Nick Robertson scored at 11:19 of the third period. He has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 10 games this season.
  • Joey Anderson recorded the primary assist on McMann’s power play goal in the second period. He has 34 points (20 goals, 14 assists) 44 games this season, matching his season-high for points.
  • Joseph Duszak had the secondary assist on McMann’s power play goal in the second period. This was his 19th power play assist. He has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) through his last five games.
  • Curtis Douglas registered the lone assist on Suomela’s second period goal. He has 27 points (8 goals, 19 assists) in 49 games this season.
  • Joseph Blandisi picked up the primary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) through his last three games.
  • Alex Steeves recorded the secondary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He has assists (3) in consecutive games.
  • Keith Petruzzelli stopped 32 of 34 shots he faced. This was his second career AHL start. He has stopped 62 shots through his two wins with the Marlies.

OF NOTE

  • Toronto went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-1 on the power play. Toronto is 21-9-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 13-10-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Chicago had a 34-25 edge in shots in all situations. Bobby McMann led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 19-16-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 6-2-0-0 against Central Division opponents and finished the season series 3-1-0-0 against the Wolves. Toronto outscored Chicago 13-8 through four games.
RECORD WHEN

Not scoring first                      7-15-2-0
Tied after 1                              8-4-0-0
Leading after 2                         21-4-2-1
At home                                   14-11-2-1
March                                      
4-6-0-0
Sunday                                    5-4-1-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               20 
(J. Anderson)
Assists            35 (J. Duszak)
Points              43 (B. Seney)
PPG                 6 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots               124 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +14 (B. Seney)
PIMS                89 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On today’s win:
It feels good. The few times we’ve played these guys, our team has really stepped up for the challenge and we got back to some of the recipe we found yesterday. Stay out of the penalty box and we gave ourselves a chance to win the longer we played five-on-five.

On Keith Petruzzelli’s play:
It was great. He battled. [The] toe save he made on that rebound was a big one for us. He was positioned, he was calm and comfortable. He gave our team confidence to be calm and comfortable in front of him.

On Bobby McMann’s progression through the season:
He’s done a really good job. He works really hard. His puck play has really, really improved. His awareness of what’s around him. He has a great shot and I think he relied on that early on… He’s constructing some good sequences in between some of the plays with his line mates, so he’s really improved in that area.

KEITH PETRUZZELLI

On Alex Biega and the team’s defensive play:
It was great tonight. The boys made my job easy. Keeping stuff to the outside, blocking huge shots. Biega takes a stick to the face on the penalty kill and just keeps going, keeps working. It’s guys like that that just lead the way and it’s good to see.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

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.
March 29 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)

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