TORONTO MARLIES (32-24-3-1 – 68 Points) vs.
MANITOBA MOOSE (35-20-4-2 – 76 Points)
FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022
Toronto: No goals
Goaltender: B. Christopoulos (20/25) L, A. D’Agostini (10/10)
Manitoba: E. Polei (7) (C. Maier, L. Gawanke), D. Gustafsson (13) (J. Malott, M. Eyssimont), J. Kovacevic (10) (A. Poganski, N. Hutchison), E. Polei (8) (B. Lynch), M. Eyssimont (15) (D. Gustafsson, J. Malott)
Goaltender: E. Cormier (xx/xx)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Billy Christopoulos stopped 20 of 25 shots he faced in 40 minutes of action. Andrew D’Agostini stopped all 10 shots he faced in relief of Christopoulos.
- The Marlies went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 9-14-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 15-17-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Manitoba had a 35-20 edge in shots in all situations. Mikhail Abramov led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 20-18-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
- The Marlies are 6-3-0-0 against Central Division opponents and are 1-2-0-0 against the Moose. Manitoba has outscored Toronto 11-5 through three games.
Not scoring first 8-17-2-0
Trailing after 1 8-16-1-0
Trailing after 2 4-17-1-0
On the road 17-11-1-0
|MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players|
Goals 21 (J. Anderson)
Assists 39 (J. Duszak)
Points 47 (B. Seney)
PPG 7 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots 143 (A. Steeves)
+/- +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS 96 (R. Clune)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
In the first period, a couple of penalties we can’t take, especially against a team like this which analytically is one of the best teams in the league. Really strong defensively for how little they give up, how much offence they can generate and how many pucks they get toward the net. To put ourselves down and have to burn through so much energy in our penalty killers, that was a tough way to start the game. The penalty kill did a good job through that. We were hoping to gain some momentum off of that but they just ultimately made it really hard for us to find our way out of our zone and set up in the offensive zone.
On penalties affecting the flow of the first period:
[Penalties] definitely disrupt the flow of the game but you can’t use that as an excuse. We weren’t ready to play and they jumped on us and we were trying to fight back the whole game.
On the uncharacteristic loss:
It definitely hurts because we’re not used to it. We don’t consider this acceptable. This is something that we’re going to internalize and be ready to go for our next one.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
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.
April 15 vs. Hartford – 7:00 p.m.