WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON (27-25-4-4 – 62 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (29-22-3-1 – 62 Points)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2022
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: D. O’Connor (9) PP (J. Rikola)
Goaltender: L. Domingue (28/34) L
Toronto: J. Ho-Sang (13) (N. Robertson, K. Rubīns), J. Kopacka (N. Robertson, M. Hollowell), N. Robertson (5) PP (A. Suomela, J. Ho-Sang), B. McMann (16) (B. Seney), J. Ho-Sang (14) PP (N. Robertson), B. McMann (17) PP (B. Seney, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: K. Petruzzelli (32/33) W
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Josh Ho-Sang scored at 18:29 of the first period and on the power play at 3:01 of the third period. He also had the secondary assist on Robertson’s second’s period goal. His second goal of the game was his sixth power play goal. He has 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) in 33 games this season.
- Jack Kopacka scored the game-winning goal at 6:30 of the second period. This was his first career game-winning goal. He set a new season-high in points (9-7-16).
- Nick Robertson scored on the power play at 14:11 of the second period. He also recorded the primary assists on Ho-Sang’s first period goal, Kopacka’s second period goal and the lone assist on Ho-Sang’s third period power play goal. This is his first career AHL four-point game. He has 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in 12 games this season.
- Bobby McMann scored at 15:42 of the second period and on the power play at 12:49 of the third period. This was his second two-goal game of the season.
- Kristiāns Rubīns had the secondary assist on Ho-Sang’s first period goal. He has 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) in 44 games with the Marlies this season.
- Mac Hollowell registered the secondary assist on Kopacka’s second period goal. He has 20 points (5 goals, 15 assists) in 35 games this season.
- Antti Suomela picked up the primary assist on Robertson’s second period goal. He has 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) in 37 games this season.
- Brett Seney had the lone assist on McMann’s second period goal and the primary assist on McMann’s third period power play goal. He has points (2-5-7) through his last six games. Seney has 46 points (16 goals, 30 assists) in 46 games this season, setting a new season-high for points.
- Joseph Duszak recorded the secondary assist on McMann’s third period power play goal. This was his 20th power play assist. He has 43 points (7 goals, 36 assists) in 45 games this season.
- Keith Petruzzelli stopped 32 of 33 shots he faced. This was his third win in his third career AHL start. Through his three starts, he has stopped 94 of 100 shots. Petruzzelli has a 0.940 save percentage and 1.96 goals against average.
- Toronto went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 3-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 22-10-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 14-7-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill. This was Toronto’s second game this season recording three power play goals.
- Toronto had a 34-33 edge in shots in all situations. Josh Ho-Sang and Bobby McMann led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 10-4-1-0 when outshooting their opponents.
- The Marlies are 7-6-1-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and finish the regular season 1-2-1-0 against the Penguins. Toronto was outscored by WB/Scranton 14-10 through four games.
Scoring first 22-7-1-1
Leading after 1 15-4-2-1
Leading after 2 22-4-2-1
At home 15-12-2-1
|MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players|
Goals 21 (J. Anderson)
Assists 36 (J. Duszak)
Points 46 (B. Seney)
PPG 7 (J. Anderson)
Shots 132 (A. Steeves)
+/- +14 (B. Seney)
PIMS 89 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On the back-to-back games:
[Yesterday] five-on-five in the first period it felt pretty even. The power play goal being the first goal maybe didn’t indicate how the five-on-five game was playing out. Today was kind of similar in the first period as it was a bit of a slow start for both teams. Towards the end of the first we had three maybe a fourth shift in a row where we finally had the ice tilted and got to our game, found our energy, found our legs, that carried over into the second and then throughout the rest of the game. The process today of building our momentum and finding it was better.
On bouncing back from last night’s loss:
Yesterday we were very disappointed in ourselves as a collective team and the only way to get out of that is to get back to basics and work hard and pull off a team win like we did today. We’re happy with that. We got a tough schedule coming up this weekend, we’re going to have to do that a couple times. It was good to get back on the right foot.
BOBBY McMANN (2 GOALS)
On the success of the power play:
I think everybody keeping it simple and knowing their job and doing their job really well. Everybody’s not caring who’s scoring the goals or who’s getting the points or whatever, we just want to put the puck in the back of the net and make a difference in the game. I think that’s translated into a lot of success for us.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
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)
March 30 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
April 1 at Manitoba – 7:00 p.m. (MT)