TORONTO MARLIES (31-23-3-1 – 66 Points) vs.
ABBOTSFORD CANUCKS (30-21-4-1 – 65 Points)
TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022
Toronto: C. Douglas (9) (Unassisted), N. Robertson (7) PP (J. Ho-Sang, F. Král), N. Robertson (8) (J. Duszak, A. Steeves), A. Steeves (19) PP (B. Seney, J. Duszak), A. Steeves (20) EN (P. Myers, T. Joseph)
Goaltender: T. Joseph (34/37) W
Abbotsford: J. Stevens (14) (J. Rathbone), S. Dries (33) PP (B. Cutler, Y. Hirano), S. Dries (34) PP (S. Rempal, J. Rathbone)
Goaltender: S. Martin (20/24) L
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Curtis Douglas opened the scoring unassisted at 7:44 of the first period. He has 28 points (9 goals, 19 assists) in 54 games this season.
- Nick Robertson scored on the power play at 9:56 and at 12:03, both goals in the first period. He has goals (3) in consecutive games. He has 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in 15 games this season.
- Alex Steeves scored on the power play at 17:45 of the second period and at 18:50 in the third period. He also had the secondary assist on Robertson’s second goal in the first period. This is his second three-point game of the season. He is tied for fourth overall in power play goals (7) amongst rookies. Steeves has 39 points (19 goals, 20 assists) in 44 games this season.
- Josh Ho-Sang recorded the primary assist on Robertson’s power play goal in the first period. He has 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) in 36 games this season.
- Filip Král registered the secondary assist on Robertson’s power play goal in the first period. He has 20 points (3 goals, 17 assists) in 51 games this season.
- Joseph Duszak had the primary assist on Robertson’s second goal in the first period and the secondary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He has assists (3) in consecutive games. Duszak is second overall in assists (39) amongst defencemen.
- Brett Seney picked up the primary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He has 47 points (16 goals, 31 assists) in 49 games to lead all Marlies.
- Phil Myers recorded the primary assist on Steeves’ third period goal. This was his first point with the Marlies.
- Talor Joseph stopped 34 of 37 shots he faced. This was his first professional start. He also had the secondary assist on Steeves’ third period goal. He is the first Marlies goaltender to record a point this season.
- Alex Steeves is the third Marlies rookie to record 20 goals in a season.
- The Marlies went 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and 2-for-3 on the power play. Toronto is 23-10-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 16-7-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill. Toronto has recorded two or more power play goals in eight games this season.
- Abbotsford had a 37-25 edge in shots in all situations. Curtis Douglas and Bobby McMann led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 20-17-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
- The Marlies are 1-2-0-0 against the Canucks. Toronto has been outscored by Abbotsford 12-9 through three games.
Scoring first 23-7-1-1
Leading after 1 16-4-2-1
Leading after 2 23-4-2-1
On the road 16-10-1-0
|MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players|
Goals 21 (J. Anderson)
Assists 39 (J. Duszak)
Points 47 (B. Seney)
PPG 7 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots 139 (A. Steeves)
+/- +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS 94 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On the message to Talor Joseph after the game:
I think it was a message a lot from the players. They were all just really grateful for how hard he competed, how hard he played and he gave us a chance to win the game.
On tonight’s game:
Anytime you’re on the road, teams usually come out pretty hard in their own building. I thought we did a good job of weathering that and managing it. The majority of their chances were on the outside of the perimeter and we protected the middle of the rink well. Then eventually once we started driving the puck down the rink and we get the first one, we started to have more success finding ways to get to their end.
TALOR JOSEPH (FIRST PROFESSIONAL WIN)
On nerves heading into this first professional start:
There’s always nerves and butterflies, especially in a situation like this but you just really have got to stay in the moment and appreciate the opportunity. This doesn’t come around every day and it’s really a blessing that it happened to me. I’m very fortunate. I’m thankful.
On his performance:
I feel like it’s a little bit easier to make plays because they’re doing such a good job up here. I find it a little easier with the structure of it and being able to read plays but obviously the guys can shoot the puck really well and if they catch it, they’re going to catch it. Those guys made my life easy tonight, so I was very happy.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
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.
April 9 vs. Grand Rapids – 4:00 p.m.