TORONTO MARLIES (32-23-3-1 – 68 Points) vs.
ABBOTSFORD CANUCKS (30-21-5-1 – 66 Points)





Toronto: R. Clune (3) (J. Blandisi, T. Kivihalme), D. Ovchinnikov (1) (C. Douglas, J. Blandisi), C. Douglas (10) (J. Ho-Sang, N. Robertson), J. Ho-Sang (15) (Unassisted)
Goaltender: T. Joseph (8/10), B. Christopoulos (20/21) W             

Abbotsford: S. Dries (35) PP (J. Stevens, J. Rathbone), J. Steves (15) SH (S. Dries), S. Rempal (26) (N. Juulsen)
Goaltender: M. DiPietro (31/35) L 


  • Rich Clune opened the scoring at 4:48 of the first period. He has nine points (3 goals, 6 assists) in 48 games.
  • Dmitry Ovchinnikov scored at 10:17 of the second period. This was his first career AHL goal.
  • Curtis Douglas scored at 6:54 of the third period and earlier registered the primary assist on Ovchinnikov’s second period goal. He has points (2-1-3) in consecutive games. He has 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 55 games this season.
  • Josh Ho-Sang scored at 1:15 of overtime and earlier recorded the primary assist on Douglas’ third period goal. This was his second overtime goal. He has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games. Ho-Sang has 28 points (16 goals, 12 assists) in 36 games this season.
  • Joseph Blandisi recorded the primary assist on Clune’s first period goal and the secondary assist on Ovchinnikov’s second period goal. He has 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists) 30 games with the Marlies this season.
  • Teemu Kivihalme had the secondary assist on Clune’s first period goal. He has three assists through 19 games this season.
  • Talor Joseph stopped 8 of 10 shots he faced through the first period. Billy Christopoulos stopped 20 of 21 shots he faced through 41:15 of action after entering at the start of the second period.


  • Toronto is 6-3 in overtime games this season.
  • The Marlies went 6-for-7 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 9-13-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 17-7-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto had a 35-31 edge in shots in all situations. Curtis Douglas and Antti Suomela led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 13-5-1-0 when outshooting their opponents.
  • The Marlies finish the regular season 2-2-0-0 against the Canucks. Toronto was outscored by Abbotsford 15-13 through four games.

Scoring first                            
Trailing after 1                         8-15-1-0
Trailing after 2                         4-16-1-0
On the road                             17-10-1-0
Wednesday                              6-6-0-1
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               21 
(J. Anderson)
Assists            39 (J. Duszak)
Points              47 (B. Seney)
PPG                 7 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots               142 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS                96 (R. Clune)



On the team’s four points against Abbotsford:

Really proud of the team. The determination, the discipline, the competitiveness, the belief in each other and in the group to find points out of this weekend through the adversity we went through – volumes, it speaks volumes how the guys came together this week.

On the penalty kill:

Snowy’s done a great job this year at getting our penalty kill organized and having such a high standard for executing the plan and the details and our players have really gone out there and competed. Tons of blocked shots today. You can tell everyone really bought in.

On goaltender Billy Christopoulos:
There was definitely a lot of confidence in his ability to come in and play. Given the situation, I thought he was technically sound and was calm and gave us a chance to win and made our team feel calm from the net.


On the team’s four points against Abbotsford:

I think it’s absolutely unbelievable. This group is very resilient. We came hard, we came committed. It didn’t matter who was out, it was very next man up. Great effort from guys who were coming in on very short notice and overall, it was an incredible game. Our penalty kill was lights out, our defence played amazing, our forwards were great and when you look at the commitment of our team, it was a very good sign of what’s to come in the coming weeks with the playoffs. I think that’s the kind of jam that you need to be able to go far.

*All times Eastern Standard Time

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.
April 10 vs. Grand Rapids – 4:00 p.m.

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