BRIDGEPORT ISLANDERS (26-25-6-4 – 62 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (30-23-3-1 – 64 Points)
SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022
Bridgeport: G. Hutton (9) (K. MacLean, E. Brown), A. Durandeau (14) (C. Bardreau, G. Hutton), S. Holmstrom (9) (Unassisted), J. Kubiak (7) (C. Bardreau, A. Durandeau), A. Andreoff (16) (Unassisted).
Goaltender: C. Schneider (39/40) W
Toronto: N. Robertson (6) (J. Duszak, B. McMann)
Goaltender: K. Petruzzelli (4/8) L, M. Hutchinson (21/22)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Nick Robertson scored at 4:09 of the third period. He has 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists) in 14 games this season.
- Joseph Duszak recorded the primary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He is tied for seventh overall in assists (37) and third amongst defencemen.
- Bobby McMann had the secondary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He has points (5-1-6) in three of his last five games. McMann has 27 points (18 goals, 9 assists) in 48 games.
- Keith Petruzzelli stopped 4 of 8 shots he faced through 20 minutes of action. Michael Hutchinson stopped 21 of 22 shots he faced in relief of Petruzzelli.
- Toronto faced their first penalty shot of the season at 2:24 of the second period. Hutchinson stopped Bridgeport’s attempt.
- The Marlies went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 8-13-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 15-16-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Toronto had a 40-30 edge in shots in all situations. Curtis Douglas, Josh Ho-Sang and Brett Seney led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 11-5-1-0 when outshooting their opponents.
- The Marlies are 7-7-1-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and finish the regular season 0-2-0-0 against the Islanders. Toronto was outscored by Bridgeport 10-5 through two games.
Not scoring first 8-16-2-0
Trailing after 1 7-15-1-0
Trailing after 2 3-16-1-0
At home 15-13-2-1
|MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players|
Goals 21 (J. Anderson)
Assists 37 (J. Duszak)
Points 46 (B. Seney)
PPG 7 (J. Anderson)
Shots 136 (A. Steeves)
+/- +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS 94 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On the team’s play in the second and third periods:
You want to see your team keep fighting back and pushing regardless of what the score is. The guys went out there and played like it was 0-0 and kept fighting for it.
On four goals against in the first period:
We take a lot of pride in getting off to a good start and obviously today, you can see the score, we didn’t do that. I think it’s just mental mistakes more than anything. You know coming off a tough schedule, late travel, you can’t really make excuses, just got to be ready to go.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
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)
April 3 at Manitoba – 2:00 p.m. (MT)
April 6 vs. Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.