STOCKTON 8, MARLIES 1

TORONTO MARLIES (4-4-0-0 – 8 Points) vs.
STOCKTON HEAT (2-2-0-0 – 4 Points)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: T. Liljegren (N. Robertson, T. Gaudet)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (18/26) L, K. Edmonds (3/3)

Stockton: E. Pettersen (1) (M. Pospisil, A. Petrovic), M. Simpson (1) (Z. Leslie, C. Beck), A. Ruzicka (3) (M. Phillips, C. Mackey), L. Philip (2) PP (D. Zavgorodniy, C. Lerby), Z. Ruzicka (4) (Unassisted), M. Simpson (2) (C. Zary, C. Beck), M. Pospisil (1) (Z. Leslie, E. Pettersen), M. Phillips (1) PP (A. Ruzicka, M. Pospisil)
Goaltender: D. Wolf (26/27)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Timothy Liljegren scored at 11:32 of the first period. This was Liljegren’s first goal of the season. He has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) through eight games.
  • Nick Robertson had the primary assist on Liljegren’s first period goal. Robertson has three assists in his last two games. He leads the team and is tied for second in the league in assists (6).
  • Tyler Gaudet recorded the secondary assist on Liljegren’s first period goal. Gaudet is tied for the league lead in points (4-5-9) through eight games. He has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in his four three games.
  • Andrew D’Agostini stopped 18 of 26 shots he faced in 40:00 of action. D’Agostini is now 4-4-0-0 on the season with a .895 save percentage and a 3.04 goals against average. Kai Edmonds stopped all three shots he faced in relief of D’Agostini. This was his first professional game.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 2-for-5 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play.
  • Stockton had a 29-27 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 4-4-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 2-2-0-0 against the Stockton Heat.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 2-2-0-0 when trailing after the first period and 0-3-0-0 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 2-1-0 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 0-2-0-0 in Friday games and are 4-4-0-0 in February.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: T. Gaudet (4)
  • Assists: N. Robertson (6)
  • Points:  T. Gaudet (9)
  • PPG: A. Brooks (2)
  • Shots: K. Agostino (25)
  • +/-:  T. Gaudet (+8)
  • PIMS: H. Elynuik (14)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On today’s game:
This was Stockton’s first four games. They got better with every game. We expected them to really push today and challenge us. You could tell our energy was flat. It’s been eight games in 12 or 13 days. There’s a lot of good positives to take from this trip as a whole. There’s a lot of exciting things to think about in terms of the group that we have and the people we have in the room. It’s just one of those games.

On the eight game road trip:
Looking at the trip as a whole, it’s been very positive. The team has really come together and challenged themselves to execute what they’ve been speaking on. It’s a good start to the season. There’s a lot of encouraging things. We’re excited to continue on Monday and there’s definitely a lot of good intel for us with these players to help them to develop and move forward as a group.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

No recent transactions

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 1 vs. Manitoba – 7:00 p.m.
March 3 vs. Manitoba – 7:00 p.m.
March 5 vs. Stockton – 7:00 p.m.
March 6 vs. Stockton – 3:00 p.m.
March 12 vs. Laval – 7:00 p.m.

STOCKTON 4, MARLIES 2

TORONTO MARLIES (4-3-0-0 – 8 Points) vs.
STOCKTON HEAT (1-2-0-0 – 2 Points)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: J. Duszak (2) (T. Gaudet, N. Robertson), T. Kivihalme (2) (N. Robertson, R. Chartier)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (24/28)

Stockton: Z. Leslie (1) (C. Poolman, C. Zary), A. Ruzicka (1) (M. Philips, C. Mackey), A. Petrovic (1) PP (E. Pettersen, A. Ruzicka), A. Ruzicka (2) PP (Unassisted)
Goaltender: D. Wolf (33/35)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Joseph Duszak opened the scoring at 1:28 of the first period. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games. Duszak has collected five points (2 goals, 3 assists) through seven games this season.
  • Teemu Kivihalme scored Toronto’s second goal at 7:06 of the third period. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games. Kivihalme has picked up four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in seven games this season.
  • Tyler Gaudet recorded the primary assist on Duszak’s first period goal. Gaudet has the team-lead in points (4-4-8) through seven games. He has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in his last three games.
  • Nick Robertson had the secondary assist on Duszak’s first period goal and the primary assist on Kivihalme’s third period goal. This is his first multi-assist AHL game. He’s tied for the team-lead in assists (5).
  • Rourke Chartier registered the secondary assist on Kivihalme’s third period goal. He has four assists through seven games this season.
  • Andrew D’Agostini stopped 24 of 28 shots he faced. D’Agostini is now 4-3-0-0 on the season with a .922 save percentage and a 2.18 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • The Marlies are third in the AHL in goals for (26). 
  • Toronto went 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-6 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 35-28 edge in shots in all situations. Kenny Agostino and Timothy Liljegren led the Marlies with six shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 4-3-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 2-1-0-0 against the Stockton Heat.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 0-2-0-0 when tied after the first period and 0-2-0-0 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 2-3-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 0-1-0-0 in Wednesday games and are 4-3-0-0 in February.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: T. Gaudet (4)
  • Assists: K. Agostino, A. Brooks,T. Liljegren, N. Robertson (5)
  • Points:  T. Gaudet (8)
  • PPG: A. Brooks (2)
  • Shots: K. Agostino (24)
  • +/-:  T. Gaudet (+8)
  • PIMS: H. Elynuik (14)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On how Stockton’s special teams performed against Toronto:
They made it difficult for us. As we talked about in the last couple of games, they’re going to get better and better every game in the series. It’s early in the year. We know their staff is going to keep tightening up their details. They did a great job on the penalty kill, making it difficult for us to gain entry and get set up. And then in zone, they definitely made it challenging for us to get pucks to the net

On whether he saw growth from his team in this game:
We think so. We came out with a good start. We haven’t had the greatest starts in the last few games. Today was a little bit better. They came out a little slow but they gained a lot of traction towards the end of the first. We definitely were on the wrong side of chances for and against by the end of the first period. We kept fighting, we kept coming back and finding a way. This team has been very resilient. They’re coming together as a really strong group. It was positive to see them fight through this game and claw their way back. Not the outcome we want at all but there’s definitely some positives to build off of it.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 19:    Recalled defenceman Noel Hoefenmayer from loan to Wichita (ECHL)Signed defenceman Dakota Krebs to an ATO

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

February 26 at Stockton – 4:00 p.m.
March 1 vs. Manitoba – 7:00 p.m.
March 3 vs. Manitoba – 7:00 p.m.
March 5 vs. Stockton – 7:00 p.m.
March 6 vs. Stockton – 3:00 p.m.

MARLIES 5, STOCKTON 1

TORONTO MARLIES (4-2-0-0 – 8 Points) vs.
STOCKTON HEAT (0-2-0-0 – 0 Points)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: R. Clune (2) (C. Rosen, J. McKenna), J. Anderson (2) (A. Brooks, K. Agostino), J. Duszak, (1) (K. Agostino, A. Brooks), T. Gaudet (4) (S. Pooley, T. Kivihalme), J. Anderson (3) (K. Rubins, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (30/31)

Stockton: A. Gallant (1) (M. Simpson, R. Hamilton)
Goaltender: G. Sparks (20/25)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Rich Clune put the Marlies on the board at 2:52 of the first period. He has two goals in two consecutive games.
  • Joey Anderson scored at 7:26 of the first period and 16:23 of the third period. This was his second career game-winning goal. Anderson has five points (3 goals, 2 assists) through six games with the Marlies this season.
  • Joseph Duszak scored at 15:49 of the first period and has the secondary assist on Anderson’s third period goal. This was his first goal of the season. Duszak has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in six games.
  • Tyler Gaudet scored at 4:12 of the second period. Gaudet has seven points (4 goals, 3 assists) in seven games this season.
  • Calle Rosen recorded the primary assist on Clune’s first period goal. Rosen has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.
  • Jeremy McKenna registered the secondary assist on Clune’s first period. He has assists (2) in his first two AHL games.
  • Adam Brooks picked up the primary assist on Anderson’s goal and the secondary assist on Duszak’s goal, both in the first period. This is Brooks’ second multi-point game of the season. He has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in six games.
  • Kenny Agostino had the secondary assist on Anderson’s goal and the primary assist on Duszak’s goal, both in the first period. Agostino has points (2-5-7) in five consecutive games. He had 49 points (27 goals, 22 assists) in 53 games last season.
  • Scott Pooley recorded the primary assist on Gaudet’s second period goal. Pooley has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in six games.
  • Teemu Kivihalme collected the secondary assist on Gaudet’s second period goal. Kivihalme has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in six games.
  • Kristians Rubins registered the primary assist on Anderson’s third period goal.
  • Joseph Duszak had the secondary assist on Anderson’s third period goal. Duszak has three points (1-1-2) through two games.
  • Andrew D’Agostini stopped 30 of 31 shots he faced. D’Agostini is now 4-2-0-0 on the season with a .933 save percentage and a 1.86 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • The Marlies are third in the AHL in goals for (24). 
  • Toronto went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play.
  • Stockton had a 31-25 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson, Joseph Duszak, Scott Pooley and Calle Rosen led the Marlies with three shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 4-2-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 2-0-0-0 against the Stockton Heat.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 2-0-0-0 when leading after the first period and 3-0-0-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 2-0-0 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 2-0-0-0 in Tuesday games and are 4-2-0-0 in February.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: T. Gaudet (4)
  • Assists: K. Agostino,T. Liljegren (5)
  • Points:  K. Agostino, T. Gaudet (7)
  • PPG: A. Brooks (2)
  • Shots: K. Agostino,N. Robertson (18)
  • +/-:  T. Gaudet, C. Rosen (+7)
  • PIMS: H. Elynuik (14)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On whether Toronto took their foot off the pedal as their lead grew:
To be honest with you, I didn’t think we had our foot down on the pedal at any point to start the game. We were very fortunate to be up the way we were. The group knows it. They know they didn’t come out and play the way they needed to play. It’s a tough win to enjoy when the process and how we want to play is not there.

On Andrew D’Agostini’s play over six games:
He’s having a lot of fun. He’s got a big smile on his face. He’s been our most consistent competitor in these games and that’s not to take away from our team, we’ve had some really good games up until today. The score could have very easily been flipped in the opposite direction. D’Agostini again gave us a heck of a chance to win a hockey game. We were opportunistic with our chances but for the most part, our group’s not very happy with the overall game and how we played tonight.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 19:    Recalled defenceman Noel Hoefenmayer from loan to Wichita (ECHL)Signed defenceman Dakota Krebs to an ATO

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

February 24 at Stockton – 8:00 p.m.
February 26 at Stockton – 4:00 p.m.
March 1 vs. Manitoba – 7:00 p.m.
March 3 vs. Manitoba – 7:00 p.m.
March 5 vs. Stockton – 7:00 p.m.

MARLIES 7, STOCKTON 1

STOCKTON HEAT (0-1-0-0 – 0 Points)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: S. Pooley (1) (H. Elynuik), K. Agostino (2) PP (T. Liljegren, N. Robertson), T. Gaudet (3) SH (Unassisted), R. Clune (1) (J. McKenna, C. Conrad), T. Kivihalme (1) (Unassisted), J. Brazeau (1) PP (A. Brooks, C. Rosen), H. Elynuik (2) (J. Duszak, T. Gaudet)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (27/28)

Stockton: L. Philip (1) PP (M. Pospisil)
Goaltender: D. Wolf (6/11), G. Sparks (15/17)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Scott Pooley opened the scoring at 9:04 of the first period. This was Pooley’s first goal of the season. He recorded 12 points (8 goals, 4 assists) in 30 games last season with the Marlies.
  • Kenny Agostino scored the game-winner at 14:20 of the second period. This was Agostino’s 300th career AHL point. Agostino has points in four straight games (2-3-5). He had 49 points (27 goals, 22 assists) in 53 games last season.
  • Tyler Gaudet scored shorthanded and unassisted at 2:11 of the second period and later add the secondary assist on Elynuik’s third period goal. This was his sixth career shorthanded goal. Gaudet has five points (3 goals, 2 assists) in five games this season.
  • Rich Clune scored at 4:47 of the second period. This was his first goal of the season. Clune registered four points (3 goals, 1 assist) in 16 games with the Marlies last season.
  • Teemu Kivihalme scored unassisted at 8;10 of the second period. This was Kivihalme’s first goal of the season. He has two points (1 goal, 1 assist) this season.
  • Justin Brazeau scored on the power play at 13:20 of second period. This was Brazeau’s first career AHL goal.
  • Hudson Elynuik scored at 2:16 of the third period and earlier added the lone assist to Pooley’s first period goal. Elynuik has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in five games.
  • Timothy Liljegren recorded the primary assist on Agostino’s first period goal. Liljegren is tied for second amongst defencemen in assists (5).
  • Nick Robertson registered the secondary assist on Agostino’s first period goal. Robertson has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in five games and leads the Marlies in shots on net (17).
  • Jeremy McKenna picked up the primary assist on Clune’s second period goal. This was McKenna’s first career AHL point in his professional debut.
  • Colt Conrad had the secondary assist on Clune’s second period goal.
  • Adam Brooks recorded the primary assist on Brazeau’s second period goal. Brooks has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) with three points (2-1-3) on the power play this season.
  • Calle Rosen collected the secondary assist on Brazeau’s second period goal. This is Rosen’s first assist of the season. He has picked up three goals in the first four games of the season.
  • Joseph Duszak registered the primary assist on Elynuik’s third period goal. Duszak has three assists in five games.
  • Andrew D’Agostini stopped 27 of 28 shots he faced. D’Agostini is now 3-2-0-0 on the season with a ..925 save percentage and a 2.03 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto scored four goals in the second period for the second time this season. Toronto previously scored four against Manitoba in a 6-2 win on Feb. 16.
  • The Marlies are tied for fourth in most goals scored (19) across the league.
  • Toronto went 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 2-for-2 on the power play. Toronto allowed their first goal while on the penalty kill and also scored their first shorthanded goal of the season.
  • Toronto and Stockton were even at 22 shots in all situations. Kenny Agostino led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 3-2-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 1-0-0-0 against the Stockton Heat.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 1-0-0-0 when leading after the first period and 2-0-0-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 1-0-0 when even in shots with their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 1-0-0-0 in Sunday games and are 3-2-0-0 in February.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: T. Gaudet, C. Rosen (3)
  • Assists: T. Liljegren (5)
  • Points:  K. Agostino, T. Gaudet, T. Liljegren (5)
  • PPG: A. Brooks (2)
  • Shots: N. Robertson (17)
  • +/-:  T. Gaudet, C. Rosen (+6)
  • PIMS: H. Elynuik (14)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s victory:
It was really good to see everyone contributing. It’s the sign of a good win. Points are spread throughout the roster, all four lines are contributing, defence is contributing offensively. I thought the group did a really good job tonight defensively as well. We definitely had to weather a storm early on. We had talked about Stockton being really excited to play a hockey game for the first time in a while. You knew they were going to come with a ton of energy. D’Agostini did a heck of a job again tonight giving us a chance in that first period.

On practicing special teams:
Not a lot [of time to practice]. Especially with what our schedule’s looked like last week and this week, A.J. MacLean has done a phenomenal job coaching them and giving them video and getting them a game plan and giving them a process and a structure and something to stick to and the players have bought into that which has really shown.

On Justin Brazeau:
He had a good game tonight. He’s really gained more confidence with every game. He’s a big body who utilizes that skill and that asset in the games. Our assistant coaches have really been putting in the time to watch video with players and really give them some perspective as to how they can take advantage in this level in this league. Brazeau is one of those players that asks the right questions, he’s always wanting to learn. He has a good sense of himself, as an athlete and as a person. His process so far has been great. He’s been getting better with every game.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 19:    Recalled defenceman Noel Hoefenmayer from loan to Wichita (ECHL)Signed defenceman Dakota Krebs to an ATO
February 17:    
Signed goaltender Angus Redmond to an AHL contract
February 15:    
Signed goaltender Jeremy Link to an ATO

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

February 23 at Stockton – 8:00 p.m.
February 24 at Stockton – 8:00 p.m.
February 26 at Stockton – 4:00 p.m.

MOOSE 2, MARLIES 1

TORONTO MARLIES (2-2-0-0 – 4 Points) vs.
MANITOBA MOOSE (2-2-0-0 – 4 Points)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: C. Rosen (J. Anderson, K. Agostino)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (27/29)

Manitoba: J. Malott (1) (W. Michaud, T. Bourque), B. Lynch (2) (T. Graovac, N. Todd)
Goaltender: M. Berdin (38/39)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Calle Rosen scored at 18:08 of the second period. Rosen has three goals in four games and is tied for first overall in goals amongst defencemen.
  • Joey Anderson recorded the primary assist on Rosen’s second period goal. Anderson has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in four games. He registered 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) in 44 games last season with Binghamton.
  • Kenny Agostino picked up the secondary assist on Anderson’s second period goal. Agostino has points in three straight games (1-3-4). He had 49 points (27 goals, 22 assists) in 53 games last season with the Marlies.
  • Andrew D’Agostini stopped 27 of 29 shots he faced. D’Agostini is now 2-2-0-0 on the season with a .912 save percentage and a 2.30 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play. Toronto recorded two power play goals against Manitoba through four games, both scored by Adam Brooks.
  • Toronto had a 39-29 edge in shots in all situations. Toronto recorded 153 shots through their first four games. Nick Robertson led the Marlies with seven shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 2-2-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 2-2-0-0 against the Manitoba Moose.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 0-1-0-0 when tied after the first period and 1-1-0-0 when tied after the second period.
  • Toronto is 2-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • Toronto is 1-1-0-0 when not scoring a power play goal and 2-2-0-0 when not allowing a power play goal.
  • The Marlies are 0-1-0-0 in Friday games and are 2-2-0-0 in February.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: C. Rosen (3)
  • Assists: T. Liljegren (4)
  • Points:  K. Agostino, T. Liljegren (4)
  • PPG: A. Brooks (2)
  • Shots: N. Robertson (17)
  • +/-:  C. Rosen (+3)
  • PIMS: H. Elynuik (14)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On Toronto’s D-zone coverage:
At times, it was really good. Our D have been focusing on stalls, closing out quicker, really not giving the opponent time in the D-zone to make plays. There were definitely moments where we strong in that area. I would say that there are still items that we’ve got to clean up. Just in terms of our organization of where our details are and within our system. It’s game four. We’re going to keep teaching, keep getting better. Overall if we’re looking back at these four games, the chances we’re limiting the opponent to right now is pretty strong, we have something to build off of but we know where we’re at right now.

On whether they generated enough quality scoring chances:
Enough is a good question. I would say we generated some offensive chances. Berdin really turned it on yesterday and today. We probably could have done a better job at getting to the net and getting to his eyes. He saw a lot of the shots. We created a lot off the entries. Even in the offensive zone, we got some movement going, we got shots from the interior but when we do take the shots, there’s not enough of a presence there to a goalie who’s really feeling it to make it challenging on him.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 19:    Recalled defenceman Noel Hoefenmayer from loan to Wichita (ECHL)Signed defenceman Dakota Krebs to an ATO
February 17:    
Signed goaltender Angus Redmond to an AHL contract
February 15:    
Signed goaltender Jeremy Link to an ATO


UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

February 21 at Stockton – 4:00 p.m. 
February 23 at Stockton – 8:00 p.m.
February 24 at Stockton – 8:00 p.m.
February 26 at Stockton – 4:00 p.m.

MOOSE 4, MARLIES 2

TORONTO MARLIES (2-1-0-0 – 4 Points) vs.
MANITOBA MOOSE (1-2-0-0 – 2 Points)

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2021

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: H. Elynuik (1) (T. Kivihalme, S. Pooley), A. Brooks (2) PP (K. Agostino, T. Liljegren)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (15/18)

Manitoba: B. Lynch (1) (T. Graovac), N. Todd (2) (T. Graovac), J. Luoto (1) (N. Jones, T. Bourque), T. Graovac (1) EN (Unassisted)
Goaltender: M. Berdin (43/45)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Hudson Elynuik scored his first of the season at 16:52 of the second period. Elynuik recorded 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in 53 games last season with the Marlies.
  • Adam Brooks scored on the power play at 18:03 of the third period. He has scored a power play goal in two consecutive games. Brooks has six goals and four assists through 14 games against Manitoba. This was Brooks’ 150th career AHL game and his 40th career AHL goal.
  • Teemu Kivihalme recorded the primary assist on Elynuik’s second period goal. This is his first point of the season. He collected 18 points (4 goals, 14 asissts) in 55 games last season with Toronto.
  • Scott Pooley registered the secondary assist on Elynuik’s second period goal. This is his first point of the season. Pooley had 12 points (8 goals, 4 assists) with Toronto last season.
  • Kenny Agostino picked up the primary assist on Brooks’ third period power play goal. Agostino has points in two straight games (1-2-3). He had 49 points (27 goals, 22 assists) in 53 games last season.
  • Timothy Liljegren had the secondary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. He leads the team in assists (4) and points (4). Liljegren had 30 points (5 goals 25 assists) through 40 games with the Marlies last season.
  • Andrew D’Agostini stopped 15 of 18 shots he faced. D’Agostini is now 2-1-0-0 on the season with a .904 save percentage and a 2.36 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play. Toronto has recorded power play goals in two consecutive games, both scored by Adam Brooks.
  • Toronto had a 45-19 edge in shots in all situations. Justin Brazeau and Timothy Liljegren led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto outshot Manitoba 19-4 in the opening period.
  • The Marlies are 2-1-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 2-1-0-0 against the Manitoba Moose.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 2-1-0-0 when trailing after the first period and 0-1-0-0 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 2-1-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • Toronto is 1-1-0-0 when scoring a power play goal and 2-1-0-0 when not allowing a power play goal.
  • The Marlies are 0-1-0-0 in Thursday games and are 2-1-0-0 in February.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: A. Brooks, T. Gaudet, C. Rosen (2)
  • Assists: T. Liljegren (4)
  • Points:  T. Liljegren (4)
  • PPG: A. Brooks (2)
  • Shots: N. Robertson (10)
  • +/-:  N. Robertson (+4)
  • PIMS: H. Elynuik (12)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On whether game like tonight’s illustrates how difficult these four-game series are going to be to win:
It almost has a playoff environment feel to it which is good. It’s fun. Good way to challenge ourselves and give good reps for us to get better as a team, as a group. They played well tonight. Berdin had a great game and we’ll have to keep pushing, keep fighting to find wins.

On whether he was satisfied with the team’s persistence tonight:
Absolutely. Overall, we thought the team played well. Berdin stole the show today, seemed more controlled in his net. It was hard time getting things by him. We stayed with it. We were resilient. The group kept coming back and there was no feeling on the bench like the wind out of our sails was gone. I was proud of our team for that.

On the message to his team after tonight’s loss:
Just to stay with it. We got off to a really strong start in the first period. Our process was good the whole game. Again, a goalie kind of stole one. There were a lot of positives take from it. The group is in a good mindset. We didn’t feel like we beat ourselves tonight which is really good. We kept getting stronger and then we pushed back hard in the third so we’ll just get ready for tomorrow and start again.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 17:    Signed goaltender Angus Redmond to an AHL contract
February 15:    
Signed goaltender Jeremy Link to an ATO
February 13:    
Loaned forward Adam Brooks from Toronto (NHL)
                        Returned defenceman Timothy Liljegren on loan from Toronto (NHL)
                        Reassigned defenceman Martin Marincin by Toronto (NHL) to Toronto (Taxi)
                        Loaned forward Nick Robertson from Toronto (NHL)
                        Reassigned forward Scott Sabourin by Toronto (NHL) to Toronto (Taxi)
                        Loaned defenceman Rasmus Sandin from Toronto (NHL)

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

February 19 at Manitoba – 5:00 p.m.
February 21 at Stockton – 4:00 p.m. 
February 23 at Stockton – 8:00 p.m.
February 24 at Stockton – 8:00 p.m.
February 26 at Stockton – 4:00 p.m.

MARLIES 3, MANITOBA 2

TORONTO MARLIES (0-0-0-0 – 0 Points) vs.
MANITOBA MOOSE (0-0-0-0 – 0 Points)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2021

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: J. Anderson (1) (T. Gaudet, N. Robertson), T. Gaudet (T. Liljegren, H. Elynuik), T. Gaudet (2) (J. Duszak, R. Chartier)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (25/27)

Manitoba: D. Chisholm (1) (J. Kovacevic, J. Luoto), C. Perfetti (1) (B. Lynch)
Goaltender: M. Berdin (32/35)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Joey Anderson opened the scoring at 5:05 of the first period. Anderson recorded 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) through 44 games last season with the Binghamton Devils.
  • Tyler Gaudet scored at 2:51 of the second period and 11:44 of the third period. He earlierrecorded the primary assist on Anderson’s first period goal. This is Gaudet third career three-point game. Gaudet collected 21 points (4 goals, 17 assists) through 58 games with the Marlies last season.
  • Nick Robertson registered the secondary assist on Anderson’s first period goal. This is Robertson’s first career AHL point in his first AHL game.
  • Timothy Liljegren picked up the primary assist on Gaudet’s second period goal. Through 40 games last season, Liljegren had 30 points (5 goals, 25 assists).
  • Hudson Elynuik collected the secondary assist on Gaudet’s second period goal. Elynuik had 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) through 53 games in 2020-21.
  • Joseph Duszak had the primary assist on Gaudet’s third period goal. In 23 games with Toronto last season, Duszak registered 18 points (3 goals, 15 assists).
  • Rourke Chartier recorded the secondary assist on Gaudet’s third period goal. This is Chartier’s first point with the Marlies.
  • Andrew D’Agostini stopped 25 of 27 shots he faced. This was D’Agostini’s first AHL game. D’Agostini is now 1-0-0-0 on the season with a .926 save percentage and a 2.00 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • The Marlies are 12-4-0-0 in their season openers overall. Toronto is 3-1 when opening their season on the road.
  • Toronto previously opened their season against Manitoba at home, winning 5-3 on Oct. 9, 2015.
  • Toronto went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 35-27 edge in shots in all situations. Tyler Gaudet led the Marlies with six shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 1-0-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 1-0-0-0 against the Manitoba Moose.

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 1-0-0-0 when scoring first.
  • The Marlies are 1-0-0-0 when trailing after the first period and 1-0-0-0 when tied after the second period.
  • Toronto is 1-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • Toronto is 1-0-0-0 when not scoring a power play goal and 1-0-0-0 when not allowing a power play goal.
  • The Marlies are 1-0-0-0 in Monday games and are 1-0-0-0 in February.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: T. Gaudet (2)
  • Assists: Multiple players (1)
  • Points:  T. Gaudet (3)
  • PPG: N/A
  • Shots: T. Gaudet (6)
  • +/-:  T. Gaudet (+3)
  • PIMS: K. Agostino, R. Clune, H. Elynuik (2)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On what he liked about his team’s effort tonight:
Our staff really liked that we built and got better as the game went on. Obviously for both teams and for everyone involved, it’s been a long time since we played a game, knocked off some of the rust in the first period but the group stayed really positive, stayed with the game plan and built on it from period to period and got stronger as we went on.

On getting a rounded opinion of his team after 60 minutes of play:
It’s definitely nice. To the players in some different spots and get them some reps that they haven’t seen in a while. Early on, I didn’t know if there was ever going to be a special teams or power play involved in the game but as the second half went on, some calls were made and it was good to get those reps and get those looks.

On forward Tyler Gaudet (2 goals, 1 assist):
I was really impressed with Tyler tonight. He’s put in a lot of preparation in the offseason. He’s come in this year with a lot of expectations for himself to contribute more offensively as he was disappointed with last year. It’s just really nice to see a person who comes to work every day, does things the right way. He’s put a process in for himself, has some goals for this season and to be rewarded tonight was nice to see.

On goaltender Andrew D’Agostini’s first AHL win:
The guys are really excited for him. His compete level is really high. Any team that see a goalie battling that hard in the net, they want to play hard for him. He did a great job, stayed within his game, made some key saves for us. The team is really happy for him and it was fun to watch him get his first win.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

February 15:    Signed goaltender Jeremy Link to an ATO
February 13:    
Loaned forward Adam Brooks from Toronto (NHL)
                        Returned defenceman Timothy Liljegren on loan from Toronto (NHL)
                        Reassigned defenceman Martin Marincin by Toronto (NHL) to Toronto (Taxi)
                        Loaned forward Nick Robertson from Toronto (NHL)
                        Reassigned forward Scott Sabourin by Toronto (NHL) to Toronto (Taxi)
                        Loaned defenceman Rasmus Sandin from Toronto (NHL)


UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

February 16 at Manitoba – 8:00 p.m.
February 18 at Manitoba – 7:00 p.m.
February 19 at Manitoba – 5:00 p.m.
February 21 at Stockton – 4:00 p.m. 
February 23 at Stockton – 8:00 p.m.

MARLIES ANNOUNCE ROSTER

TORONTO MARLIES ANNOUNCE 2020-21 OPENING NIGHT ROSTER

The Toronto Marlies announced today the hockey club’s 2020-21 opening night roster. The Marlies roster consists of 27 players: 15 forwards, 9 defencemen and three goaltenders. The full roster is below.

The Marlies roster has four veteran players, one exempt veteran and 10 rookies. The average age of the group is 23.4 years old.

The Marlies begin their season tonight against the Manitoba Moose at 6:00 p.m. (CST) at Bell MTS Place. Toronto will play in the Canadian Division this season against the Belleville Senators (Ottawa), Laval Rocket (Montreal), Manitoba Moose (Winnipeg) and Stockton Heat (Calgary). For more information on the 2020-21 schedule, please visit Marlies.ca.

The Toronto Marlies are the primary development program for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The current Toronto Maple Leafs roster features seven players who were developed with the Marlies (Travis Dermott, Pierre Engvall, Justin Holl, Martin Marincin, William Nylander, Morgan Rielly and Joseph Woll).

AHL targets Feb. 5 for start of coronavirus-delayed 2020-21 season — Pasadena Star News

The American Hockey League said Wednesday it would target Feb. 5 for the start of its coronavirus-delayed 2020-21 season, a delay of more than two months from its initial return-to-play plan and a possible hint of a further delay of the NHL’s opening night. The AHL, the top developmental league for the NHL, originally said…

AHL targets Feb. 5 for start of coronavirus-delayed 2020-21 season — Pasadena Star News

WEDNESDAY — BRIDGEPORT 4, MARLIES 1: “Our team just finds a way to want an easy game. The inconsistency we’ve talked about for a very long time now. They wanted an easy game in the first period, couldn’t find it in the second and it’s not a lack of executing our game plan, they just don’t want to work. They worked hard in the third period because they wanted to make a push to come back but hockey karma, they don’t want to play the right way in the first and that’s what happens.” GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (29-27-3-2 – 63 Points) vs. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS (23-33-5-2 – 53 Points)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: G. Wilson (10) (T. Kivihalme)
Goaltender: J. Woll (20/23)

Bridgeport: T. St. Denis (12) (S. Holmstrom, G. Hutton), K. Bellows (21) (O. Wahlstrom, P. Wotherspoon), K. Bellows (22) SH (S. Helgeson), T. St. Denis (13) (S. Holmstrom, N. Schilkey)
Goaltender: C. Gibson (44/45)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Garrett Wilson put the Marlies on the board at 3:37 of the third period. Wilson has 20 points (10 goals, 10 assists) through 51 games this season.
  • Teemu Kivihalme recorded the lone assist on Wilson’s third period goal. Kivihalme has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games. Kivihalme has 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in 55 games this season.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 20 of 23 shots he faced. Woll is now 11-16-3-2 on the season with a .880 save percentage and a 3.75 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 45-24 edge in shots in all situations. Toronto recorded their most shots in a period (25) in the third period and tied the most shots in a game (45). Garrett Wilson led the Marlies with eight shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 2-4-0-1 against Atlantic Division opponents and 0-1-0-0 against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (27)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  K. Agostino (49)
  • PPG: K. Agostino (9)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (150)
  • +/-:  E. Korshkov (+11)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (81)

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 9-15-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 5-20-2-1 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 11-11-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 3-5-0-0 in Wednesday games and are 2-3-0-0 in March.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Teemu Kivihalme has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Adam Brooks (concussion) did not dress for tonight’s game against Bridgeport. He left Toronto’s game against Belleville on February 15 and did not return.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo (hand) did not dress for tonight’s game against Bridgeport.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Bridgeport.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • March 9: Released defenceman Garrett Johnston from PTO.
  • March 9: Returned defenceman Michael Kapla on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • March 9: Returned defenceman Sergei Sapego on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • March 6: Returned defenceman Timothy Liljegren on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • March 6: Signed defenceman Garrett Johnston to PTO.
  • March 5: Returned forward Giorgio Estephan on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On whether he was satisfied with the shot selection (45 shots):
No, I don’t think our staff is really concerned at all as to what the shots were. Our team just finds a way to want an easy game. The inconsistency we’ve talked about for a very long time now. They wanted an easy game in the first period, couldn’t find it in the second and it’s not a lack of executing our game plan, they just don’t want to work. They worked hard in the third period because they wanted to make a push to come back but hockey karma, they don’t want to play the right way in the first and that’s what happens.

On what changes can be made in-game by the coaching staff:
Change up lines. As a staff, we’re so frustrated. We’ve gone up and down the ladder of different things that we can do try to do to motivate them to want to work hard consistently. At the end of the day, they’ve got to want to play hard for each other and it doesn’t seem like they want to do that right now.

NEXT GAME:

March 13 at Hershey – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 14 at Lehigh Valley – 7:05 p.m. ET
March 17 vs Rochester – 1:30 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
March 19 vs Grand Rapids – 1:30 p.m. ET
March 21 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET

SYRACUSE 2, MARLIES 1: “We were expecting them to come out much harder than yesterday. They proved that. They had a real good push in the first five minutes. We were pretty happy with how the team responded to that push. We got better as the period went on, we started to find our game and it was a good process for us. The team played hard, played the right way. It was just one of those games that we just couldn’t find the extra goal.” –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (29-26-3-2 – 63 Points) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (29-23-4-5 – 67 Points)

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2020

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SCORING SUMMARY

Syracuse: G. Smith (22) (B. Katchouk, T. Raddysh), T. Raddysh (19) (C. Gaunce, G. Smith)
Goaltender: S. Martin (31/32)

Toronto: T. Kivihalme (4) (T. Liljegren, M. Lorito)
Goaltender: J. Woll (27/29)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Teemu Kivihalme opened the scoring at 13:00 in the first period. Kivihalme has 17 points (4 goals, 13 assists) in 54 games this season.
  • Timothy Liljegren recorded the primary assist on Kivihalme’s first period goal. Liljegren has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) in his last six games with the Marlies. Liljegren is second on the Marlies with 25 assists.
  • Matt Lorito registered the secondary assist on Kivihalme’s first period goal. He has five assists in his last four games. Lorito has 28 points (9 goals, 19 assists) in 57 games this season.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 27 of 29 shots he faced. Woll is now 11-15-3-2 on the season with a .881 save percentage and a 3.77 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 0-for-7 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 32-29 edge in shots in all situations. Pontus Aberg led the Marlies with seven shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 16-18-3-1 against North Division opponents and 1-2-1-0 against the Syracuse Crunch.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (27)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  K. Agostino (49)
  • PPG: K. Agostino (9)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (147)
  • +/-:  E. Korshkov, M. Salomaki (+11)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (77)

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 20-8-2-2 when scoring first.
  • The Marlies are 13-3-2-2 when leading after the first period and 6-7-0-1 when tied after the second period.
  • Toronto is 11-10-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 10-8-2-2 in Saturday games and are 2-2-0-0 in March.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Matt Lorito has assists (5) in four consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Adam Brooks (concussion) did not dress for tonight’s game against Syracuse. He left Toronto’s game against Belleville on February 15 and did not return.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo (hand) did not dress for tonight’s game against Syracuse.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Syracuse.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • March 6: Returned defenceman Timothy Liljegren on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • March 6: Signed defenceman Garrett Johnston to PTO.
  • March 5: Returned forward Giorgio Estephan on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On the power play being affect by a lack of execution or a hot netminder:
Probably more so a hot netminder. Towards the end we got some really good looks. He found a way to make saves. Our earlier power plays we didn’t execute on some of our entries and stick to our game plan, so we had a hard time there with some turnovers. They found their way and they just couldn’t find the back of the net towards the end.

On Toronto keeping composure through the game:
Yeah, we were expecting them to come out much harder than yesterday. They proved that. They had a real good push in the first five minutes. We were pretty happy with how the team responded to that push. We got better as the period went on, we started to find our game and it was a good process for us. The team played hard, played the right way. It was just one of those games that we just couldn’t find the extra goal.

On whether momentum was a part of the decision in pulling Joseph Woll for an extra attacked at 15:44 of the third period:
One hundred per cent. It’s a few things. One, sometimes it might catch the other team off guard, they’re not expecting what guys to have on the ice at that moment within those moments if you do it early. Lot of times coaches are trying to time their more defensive guys for those last few minutes and if you do it a little bit early, you might catch some of their offensive guys on the ice who aren’t as responsible and second, you get a feel for where the game’s going. I thought we had a nice tilt in our favour to where we could apply some pressure and maybe get some extra time with an extra guy on the ice.

On defencemen Teemu Kivihalme and Timothy Liljegren:
Yeah, they played well. They’re both great skaters who can transition the game really well for us. They’re able to defend up ice. A lot of times teams don’t even get into our end because they can take pucks away at the offensive blue line and red line. It was really nice to have Liljegren back in the lineup.

On Joseph Woll’s performance tonight:
He played really well, gave us a chance to win a hockey game, made some big saves. It was good to see him in a game like this. It was kind of a playoff energy and mentality. It was a huge two points for us. We believe he did a great job and what was needed for us to win a hockey game.

NEXT GAME:

March 11 at Bridgeport – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 13 at Hershey – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 14 at Lehigh Valley – 7:05 p.m. ET
March 17 vs Rochester – 1:30 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
March 19 vs Grand Rapids – 1:30 p.m. ET

MARLIES 5, SYRACUSE 2: “We played really fast today, countered fast, and it was a lot of executing the things we’ve been talking about as of late. The guys knew this was an important two points and it was good to see them show up.” –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (29-25-3-2 – 63 Points) vs. SYRACUSE CRUNCH (28-23-4-5 – 65 Points)

FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2020

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SCORING SUMMARY

Syracuse: A. Barre-Boulet (27) PP (C. Gaunce, M. Joseph), T. Raddysh (18) PP (D. Yan, O. Somppi)
Goaltender: S. Wedgewood (23/27)

Toronto: K. Agostino (26) PP (J. Duszak, N. Petan), T. Gaudet (4) (M. Salomaki, M. Read). H. Elynuik (4) (M. Kapla, S. Pooley), K. Agostino (27) PP (M. Lorito, P. Aberg), H. Elynuik (5) EN (G. Wilson)
Goaltender: P. Gahagen (19/21)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Kenny Agostino opened the scoring at 13:09 of the first period and scored Toronto’s fourth goal at 6:26 of the third period, both on the power play. Agostino has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in his last six games. He set a career-high in power play goals (9) scored in one season. This is his fourth multi-goal game of the season.
  • Tyler Gaudet scored Toronto’s second goal at 13:21 of the first period. Gaudet has 21 points (4 goals, 17 assists) in 56 games this season.
  • Hudson Elynuik scored Toronto’s third goal at 17:37 of the second period and added an empty goal at 19:14 of the third period. This was his first career AHL multi-goal game. Elynuik has 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in 51 games this season.
  • Joseph Duszak recorded the primary assist on Agostino’s first period goal. This was his seventh power play assist. Duszak has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in his last five games.
  • Nic Petan registered the secondary assist on Agostino’s first period goal. Petan has five assists through three consecutive games.
  • Miikka Salomaki had the primary assist on Gaudet’s first period goal. He has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) through six games with the Marlies this season.
  • Matt Read picked up the secondary assist on Gaudet’s first period goal.
  • Michael Kapla recorded the primary assist on Elynuik’s second period goal. Kapla has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) in 14 games this season.
  • Scott Pooley registered the secondary assist on Elynuik’s second period goal. Pooley has 12 points (8 goals, 4 assists) in 28 games this season.
  • Matt Lorito had the primary assist on Agostino’s third period power play goal. He has four assists in his last three games. Lorito has 27 points (9 goals, 18 assists) in 56 games this season.
  • Pontus Aberg collected the secondary assist on Agostino’s third period power play goal.
  • Parker Gahagen stopped 19 of 21 shots he faced. This was his first win for the Toronto Marlies. Gahagen is now 1-1-0-0 on the season with a .865 save percentage and a 3.65 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Kenny Agostino and Tyler Gaudet’s first period goals were Toronto’s fastest consecutive goals of the season at 12 seconds.
  • Toronto was 4-for-6 on the penalty kill and 2-for-6 on the power play. Toronto last scored two power play goals in a 3-2 win against Texas on March 2.
  • Toronto had a 28-21 edge in shots in all situations. Matt Lorito led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 16-17-3-1 against North Division opponents and 1-1-1-0 against the Syracuse Crunch.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (27)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  K. Agostino (49)
  • PPG: K. Agostino (9)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (140)
  • +/-:  M. Salomaki (+12)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (77)

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 20-7-2-2 when scoring first.
  • The Marlies are 13-2-2-2 when leading after the first period and 18-1-1-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 11-9-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 7-6-0-0 in Friday games and are 2-1-0-0 in March.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Kenny Agostino has points (3-2-5) in three consecutive games.
  • Hudson Elynuik has points (2-1-3) in consecutive games.
  • Michael Kapla has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Matt Lorito has assists (4) in three consecutive games.
  • Scott Pooley has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.
  • Matt Read has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.
  • Miikka Salomaki has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Adam Brooks (concussion) did not dress for tonight’s game against Syracuse. He left Toronto’s game against Belleville on February 15 and did not return.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo (hand) did not dress for tonight’s game against Syracuse.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Syracuse.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • March 6: Returned defenceman Timothy Liljegren on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • March 6: Signed defenceman Garrett Johnston to PTO.
  • March 5: Returned forward Giorgio Estephan on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On if he’s satisfied with the team’s performance tonight:
Really satisfied. The team was bought into the whole sixty minutes. Thought our up-ice pressure took away a lot of their time and space and our D did a great job holding the middle of the rink and having good gaps. We played really fast today, countered fast, and it was a lot of executing the things we’ve been talking about as of late. The guys knew this was an important two points and it was good to see them show up.

On getting contributions from the entire lineup:
This time of year things are tight, every line can play. I mean every coach has been working with their team to iron out details and be responsible defensively all season so there’s not as many mistakes out on the ice right now. Any team that’s going to go deep and do anything special needs depth scoring.

On goaltender Parker Gahagen’s first win as a Marlie:
He was great. He always has a big smile on his face, he competes so hard. Great kid, all the guys like him in the locker room. The team was really happy to get this one for him.

On Kenny Agostino (2 goals):
Kenny has been our best player for the last two months. He showed up again tonight. He can absolutely wire a puck. It was good to see him show up on the scoresheet because he’s been doing a lot of good stuff and at times when the team’s not really rolling he’s the guy even going out, finishing a couple checks and bringing some energy as a leader for this group.

PARKER GAHAGEN (19 SAVES)

On his first win as a Marlie:
It’s a great feeling, just to be able to contribute to the team. I mean, it’s a critical time of the year having to be on the outside looking in with the playoff picture and I’m just happy we could get away with two points here.

NEXT GAME:

March 7 vs Syracuse – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 11 at Bridgeport – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 13 at Hershey – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 14 at Lehigh Valley – 7:05 p.m. ET
March 17 vs Rochester – 1:30 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)