BINGHAMTON 5, MARLIES 2: "Effort was there, maybe not as consistent as we would like to see. We kind of relied on playing a little bit slower than we have in the last six games and we didn’t take advantage of transition. They played really well against us. They got a lot of pucks towards our net with a lot of bodies." GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (26-20-3-2 – 57 Points) vs. BINGHAMTON DEVILS (25-23-4-0 – 54 Points)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020

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SCORING SUMMARY

Binghamton: J. Boqvist (5) (K. Cumiskey, D. Mermis), B. Seney (18) PP (N. Bastian, J. Boqvist), J. Melichiori (4) PP (D. Mermis, M. Maltsev), M. Studenic (5) (F. Zetterlund, N. Schnarr), E. Sharangovich (6) EN (M. Studenic, R. Schmelzer)
Goaltender: C. Schneider (31/33)

Toronto: P. Aberg (17) PP (T. MacMaster, J. Duszak), K. Agostino (23) (P. Aberg, T. MacMaster)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (35/39)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Pontus Aberg put the Marlies on the board at 11:11 in the first period and later added the primary assist on Agostino’s second period goal. This was his fifth power play goal of the season. Aberg has 40 points (17 goals, 23 assists) through 45 games.
  • Kenny Agostino scored at 42 seconds into the second period. He has points (2-4-6) in five consecutive games. Agostino has 40 points (23 goals, 17 assists) in 43 games this season.
  • Tanner MacMaster recorded the primary assist on Aberg’s first period goal and the secondary assist on Agostino’s second period goal. MacMaster has 12 points (3-9-12) in his last 12 games.
  • Joseph Duszak registered the secondary assist on Aberg’s first period goal. Duszak has 11 points (1 goal, 10 assists) in his last seven games.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 35 of 39 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 14-9-2-1 on the season with a .909 save percentage and a 2.79 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 4-for-6 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play.
  • Binghamton had a 40-33 edge in shots in all situations. Kenny Agostino led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 12-12-2-1 against North Division opponents and 0-1-1-0 against the Binghamton Devils.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (23)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  P. Aberg, K. Agostino (40)
  • PPG: K. Agostino,N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (126)
  • +/-:  P. Aberg, B. Harpur (+10)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 7-8-0-0 when tied after the first period and 4-16-2-1 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 18-11-1-2 when outshot by their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 0-1-0-0 in Monday games and are 4-4-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Kenny Agostino has points (2-4-6) in five consecutive games.
  • Joseph Duszak has assists (5) in consecutive games.
  • Tanner MacMaster has assists (4) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Rich Clune (high ankle sprain) did not dress for today’s game against Binghamton. He left Toronto’s game against Charlotte on January 19 and did not return.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for today’s game today’s game against Binghamton. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for tonight’s game against Binghamton. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.
  • Nic Petan (shoulder) did not dress for today’s game against Binghamton. He left Toronto’s game against Rochester on Feb. 8 and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • February 17: Recalled forward Colt Conrad from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 17: Recalled forward Riley Woods from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 16: Recalled forward Egor Korshkov from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 16: Recalled forward Mason Marchment from loan by Toronto (NHL)
  • February 14: Returned forward Pontus Aberg on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 14: Returned goaltender Michael Hutchinson on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 10: Recalled forward Pontus Aberg from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 10: Returned goaltender Parker Gahagen on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On today’s game:
Effort was there, maybe not as consistent as we would like to see. We kind of relied on playing a little bit slower than we have in the last six games and we didn’t take advantage of transition. They played really well against us. They got a lot of pucks towards our net with a lot of bodies. We had a hard time clearing out the front. I thought Kas played great. He saw a lot of rubber but gave us a chance to hang in there and there was a portion of time in the second period where we were up 2-1 but we weren’t winning the game. We were winning the game but we weren’t winning the game. We were out chanced probably two-to-one. Just need a little more compete, little more effort in 50/50 battles in our D-zone, and then playing slow just killed us. We had to play a little faster.

On the line of Tanner MacMaster, Kenny Agostino and Pontus Aberg:
Yeah, they played pretty well. They had a good game. It’s hard to evaluate and stick on a couple guys or a line when we needed more out of the entire team. When we did play slow, we didn’t build or possess the puck the way we wanted to. We didn’t get into the types of regroups that we had in the past that we had success structurally against this type of defence. And then the times where we could have taken advantage and transitioned a little bit quicker when they had line changes or they were tired in the O-zone, we wore them down.  We just didn’t make the right decisions at the right times.

NEXT GAME:

February 19 vs Binghamton – 11:00 a.m. ET
February 22 at Laval – 3:00 p.m. ET
February 26 vs Cleveland – 11:00 a.m. ET
February 28 at Utica – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 29 at Binghamton – 7:05 p.m. ET

MARLIES 7, BELLEVILLE 6 (OT) "A lot of good things for a team to build confidence to find a way to get back into a game. Joseph Woll was unbelievable tonight. We kind of hung him out to dry early in the game, especially in the first period. He made some really good saves. It’s not like the goals were weak goals, we just were giving up too much. We finally found our game. Joe continued to battle for us and give us confidence to come back in it, and the offence came. The guys started to play the right way and do the things that needed to find those goals." –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (26-19-3-2 – 57 Points) vs. BELLEVILLE SENATORS (32-16-3-1 – 68 Points)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2020

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SCORING SUMMARY

Belleville: J. Szwarz (14) (A. Formenton, J. Murray), J. Norris (26) (M. Klimchuk, J. Murray), J. Aspirot (2) (E. Brannstrom, J. Szwarz), V. Abramov (17) (Unassisted), J. LaBate (7) (J. Murray, P. Kelly), J. Szwarz (15) (A. Formenton)
Goaltender: F. Gustavsson (21/28)

Toronto: S. Pooley (7) (J. Duszak, T. Gaudet), M. Marchment (13) PP (J. Duszak, K. Agostino), M. Hollowell (2) (M. Read, G. Wilson), M. Hollowell (3) (H. Elynuik, S. Pooley), M. Read (9) (M. Hollowell, S. Pooley), A. Brooks (9) (J. Duszak, T. MacMaster), E. Korshkov (14) (J. Duszak, T. MacMaster)
Goaltender: J. Woll (30/36)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Scott Pooley put the Marlies on the board at 15:17 of the first period. He later added the secondary assists on Hollowell and Read’s third period goals. This is Pooley’s first career AHL three-point game. Pooley has nine points (7 goals, 2 assists) through 21 games this season.
  • Mason Marchment scored on the power play at 9:55 of the second period. He has eight goals in his last five games. Marchment has 18 points (13 goals, 5 assists) through 24 games.
  • Mac Hollowell scored at 18:20 of the second period and 1:51 of the third period. He added the primary assist on Read’s third period goal. This is his first career AHL three-point game.
  • Joseph Duszak recorded four primary assists including on Korshkov’s game-winner in overtime. This is Duszak’s first AHL career four-point game. Duszak has ten points (1 goal, 9 assists) in his last six games.
  • Matt Read scored at 17:26 of the third period and earlierpicked up the primary assist on Hollowell’s second period goal. He has goals (4) in four consecutive games. Read has 19 points (9 goals, 10 assists) in 37 games this season.
  • Adam Brooks scored the game-tying goal at 19:43 of the third period. Brooks has 20 points (9 goals, 11 assists) through 29 games this season.
  • Egor Korshkov scored at 1:01 of overtime. He has scored the game-winning goal in consecutive games. Korshkov has 21 points (14 goals, 7 assists) in 35 games with the Marlies
  • Tyler Gaudet registered the secondary assist on Pooley’s first period goal.
  • Kenny Agostino had the secondary assist on Marchment’s second period power play goal. He has points (1-4-5) in four consecutive games. Agostino has 39 points (22 goals, 17 assists) in 42 games this season.
  • Garret Wilson recorded the secondary assist on Hollowell’s second period goal. Wilson has 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in 42 games this season.
  • Hudson Elynuik registered the primary assist on Hollowell’s third period goal.
  • Tanner MacMaster picked up the secondary assists on Brooks’ third period goal and Korshkov’s overtime goal. MacMaster has points (3-7-10) in his last 11 games.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 30 of 36 shots he faced. Woll is now 9-11-2-1 on the season with a .887 save percentage and a 3.65 goals against average. Woll was selected as first star of the game.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto is 11-0-0-1 when scoring five or more goals.
  • The Marlies are now 3-3 in overtime games. Pontus Aberg and Kenny Agostino have scored Toronto’s two other overtime winning goals.
  • Toronto was 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-3 on the power play. This is the fourth consecutive game Toronto has not allowed a goal on the penalty kill (17/17).
  • Belleville had a 36-28 edge in shots in all situations. Joseph Duszak and Mason Marchment led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 12-11-2-1 against North Division opponents and 5-4-0-0 against the Belleville Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 38-32 through nine games.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (22)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  K. Agostino (39)
  • PPG: K. Agostino,N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (124)
  • +/-:  P. Aberg (+11)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

HOME SWEET HOME

  • Toronto’s home record is 17-8-0-0 (34 points) this season. Toronto’s longest home point streak reached 18 points from Oct. 5 to Nov. 24 (9-0-0-0).
  • The Marlies have outscored their opponents 92-68. Kenny Agostino leads the Marlies in goals (14) and Jeremy Bracco in assists (18) at home.
  • Goaltenders Kasimir Kaskisuo (8-3-0-0) and Joseph Woll (6-5-0-0) have combined to make 590 saves. Michael Hutchinson also started three games (3-0-0-0) at Coca-Cola Coliseum.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 8-11-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 4-15-2-1 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 18-10-1-2 when outshot by their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 10-5-2-2 in Saturday games and are 4-3-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Kenny Agostino has points (1-4-5) in four consecutive games.
  • Adam Brooks has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games.
  • Egor Korshkov has goals (3) in three consecutive games.
  • Mason Marchment has points (8-1-9) in five consecutive games.
  • Matt Read has points (4-2-6) in four consecutive games.
  • Garrett Wilson has assists (3) in three consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Rich Clune (high ankle sprain) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Charlotte on January 19 and did not return.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.
  • Nic Petan (shoulder) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Rochester on Feb. 8 and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • February 14: Returned forward Pontus Aberg on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 14: Returned goaltender Michael Hutchinson on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 10: Recalled forward Pontus Aberg from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 10: Returned goaltender Parker Gahagen on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from loan by Toronto (NHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:
A lot of good things for a team to build confidence to find a way to get back into a game. Joseph Woll was unbelievable tonight. We kind of hung him out to dry early in the game, especially in the first period. He made some really good saves. It’s not like the goals were weak goals, we just were giving up too much. We finally found our game. Joe continued to battle for us and give us confidence to come back in it, and the offence came. The guys started to play the right way and do the things that needed to find those goals.

On the first period timeout with Toronto down 4-0:
It didn’t feel like I needed to yell too much. I think they knew themselves that the effort wasn’t there. The execution of the game plan that we had followed the day before that brought us success was not being executed. So just a reminder of a few points of what we needed to do to get back to playing our game. And I could sense that they were all disappointed in how they started and they started to turn it on from there.

On Joseph Duszak, Mac Hollowell and Scott Pooley’s performance tonight:
Great. Any time you can get depth guys that come up in the organization have huge impacts for you in a game is great signs of the development process here within this organization. Really happy for their success tonight in helping our team.

On Adam Brooks’ tying goal and leaving in overtime due to injury:
Huge goal…Everybody loves him. You can tell that all his teammates are rooting for him every day. He’s such a good person. He brings a lot of positive life and energy in the room with everybody so it’s good to see everybody else’s reaction and how excited they were for him and that goal. In terms of injury, it’s too early for me to know or have gotten a report on what’s going on.

On what has led to Mason Marchment’s recent success:
Get to the net. He’s really good at net-front presence and just getting around the paint and being difficult and strong and big to play down there and plays with a little bit of an edge. He does a good job getting teams off their game so he gets to the net and guys are more focused on him than actually playing the game and it gives him more time and space to make plays.

GARRETT WILSON (1 ASSIST)

On what Toronto did differently in the final two periods:
We just played with a little more urgency. We knew we had to take a couple risks to get some offence going and it paid off for us and Woll made some huge saves for us back at the final line of defence there. We fed off it and we were able to get one on the power play. PK was great, so it was just a nice team win there.

On Egor Korshkov’s overtime goal:
Yeah, I think he only scores highlight reels. It’d be nice to see him get a garbage one here every once in a while and make us feel a little bit better. He’s a skilled player, big body, and he’s a hell of a player.

 NEXT GAME:

February 17 vs Binghamton – 3:00 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
February 19 vs Binghamton – 11:00 a.m. ET
February 22 at Laval – 3:00 p.m. ET
February 26 vs Cleveland – 11:00 a.m. ET
February 28 at Utica – 7:00 p.m. ET

MARLIES 4, BELLEVILLE 2: "It’s really big, it’s really important. It’s a really big month for us. Thought the team was building a lot of confidence prior to these three games. They saw a lot of the good stuff they were doing and like we’ve talked a lot about, not getting the results. Really happy for them now to be getting the results and start reaping the rewards of the hard work of the last five, six weeks." –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (25-19-3-2 – 55 Points) vs. BELLEVILLE SENATORS (32-15-3-1 – 68 Points).

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: M. Marchment (12) (K. Agostino), K. Agostino (22) PP (M. Marchment, A. Brooks), E. Korshkov (13) (K. Rubins, M. Read), M. Read (8) (G. Wilson, K. Rubins)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (26/28)

Belleville: J. Dougherty (4) (V. Abramov, J. Szwarz), V. Abramov (16) (J. Murray)
Goaltender: J. Daccord (29/33)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Mason Marchment put the Marlies on the board at 19:13 of the first period and later added the primary assist on Agostino’s second period goal. He has seven goals in his last four games. Marchment has 17 points (12 goals, 5 assists) through 23 games.
  • Kenny Agostino scored on the power play at 9:22 of the second period and earlierhad the lone assist on Marchment’s first period goal. He has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games. Agostino has 38 points (22 goals, 16 assists) in 41 games this season.
  • Egor Korshkov scored at 18:17 of the first period. This was his first career AHL game-winning goal. Korshkov has 20 points (13 goals, 7 assists) in 34 games with the Marlies.
  • Matt Read scored at 8:46 of the third period and earlier added the secondary assist on Korshkov’s second period goal. He has goals (3) in three consecutive games. Read has 17 points (8 goals, 9 assists) in 36 games this season.
  • Adam Brooks recorded the secondary assist on Marchment’s first period goal. Brooks has 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) through 27 games this season.
  • Kristians Rubins registered the primary assist on Korshkov’s second period goal and the secondary assist on Read’s third period goal. He has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games. Rubins has 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) through 37 games this season.
  • Garret Wilson had the primary assist on Read’s third period goal. This was his 200th career AHL point. Wilson has 15 points (8 goals, 7 assists) in 41 games this season.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 26 of 28 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 14-8-2-1 on the season with a .909 save percentage and a 2.73 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 6-for-6 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play. This is the third consecutive game Toronto has not allowed a goal on the penalty kill (15/15).
  • Toronto had a 33-28 edge in shots in all situations. Adam Brooks led the Marlies with seven shots on goal for the second consecutive game.
  • The Marlies are 13-11-2-1 against North Division opponents and 4-4-0-0 against the Belleville Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 31-26 through eight games.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (22)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  P. Aberg, K. Agostino (38)
  • PPG: K. Agostino,N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (123)
  • +/-:  P. Aberg (+11)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 7-7-0-0 when tied after the first period and 17-1-1-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 7-8-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 6-5-0-0 in Friday games and are 3-3-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Kenny Agostino has points (1-3-4) in three consecutive games.
  • Adam Brooks has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Mason Marchment has points (7-1-8) in four consecutive games.
  • Matt Read has points (3-1-4) in three consecutive games.
  • Kristians Rubins has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games.
  • Garrett Wilson has assists (2) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Rich Clune (high ankle sprain) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Charlotte on January 19 and did not return.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.
  • Nic Petan (shoulder) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Rochester on Feb. 8 and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • February 14: Returned forward Pontus Aberg on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 14: Returned goaltender Michael Hutchinson on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 10: Recalled forward Pontus Aberg from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 10: Returned goaltender Parker Gahagen on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from loan by Toronto (NHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:
It was probably one of the best performances for our team sticking to the game plan and being disciplined within it. Kas did a heck of a job in the first period, keeping us in the game and letting the team find it and build their confidence. Then the second period, we had three, four, five shifts in a row where we were in the o-zone, we wore the team down a bit and started to build momentum.

On building the team’s confidence with recent success:
It’s really big, it’s really important. It’s a really big month for us. Thought the team was building a lot of confidence prior to these three games. They saw a lot of the good stuff they were doing and like we’ve talked a lot about, not getting the results. Really happy for them now to be getting the results and start reaping the rewards of the hard work of the last five, six weeks.

On how the team kept momentum with 11 penalties called during the game:
Yeah, it’s really hard, even another reason to be proud of the group for staying in it, staying with it and not allowing the back-and-forth penalty calls to throw them off their game or lose momentum when we had it.

On a strong third period effort:
Well those are lessons learned from the losses we’ve had in the past. They’re starting to figure out what is needed and what it takes, a full 60 minutes and how to manage a game with a lead in the third period and they’re starting to execute.

NEXT GAME:

February 15 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 17 vs Binghamton – 3:00 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
February 19 vs Binghamton – 11:00 a.m. ET
February 22 at Laval – 3:00 p.m. ET
February 26 vs Cleveland – 11:00 a.m. ET

MARLIES 5, LAVAL 2: "The team is starting to see the results of the work and labour they’ve been putting in for the last few weeks. Things have been coming along and they found another way to play for sixty minutes. Our D corps was great tonight. Really solid, really good gaps, played well from the middle of the rink, we didn’t give up a ton. More importantly in the D zone we were really strong closing out and stalling them out not allowing them to go low to high using their point shots, which is a big part of their game." –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (24-20-3-2 – 53 Points) vs. LAVAL ROCKET (23-20-5-2 – 53 Points)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2020

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SCORING SUMMARY

Laval: C. Fleury (1) (J. Kotkaniemi, C. Hudon), M. Peca (4) (Unassisted)
Goaltender: K. Kinkaid (21/25)

Toronto: M. Marchment (11) (T. Kivihalme, A. Brooks), E. Korshkov (12) (J. Duszak, K. Agostino), K. Rubins (2) (G. Estephan, P. Aberg), M. Read (7) SH (M. Kapla), P. Aberg (16) EN (T. MacMaster)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (25/27)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Mason Marchment opened the scoring at 49 seconds into the first period. This is the second consecutive game Marchment has scored in the first minute of the game. He has six goals through his last three games. Marchment has 15 points (11 goals, 4 assists) through 22 games.
  • Egor Korshkov scored Toronto’s second goal at 5:56 of the first period. Korshkov has 19 points (12 goals, 7 assists) in 33 games with the Marlies.
  • Kristians Rubins scored Toronto’s third goal at 11:32 of the first period. This was Rubins’ first game-winning goal. Rubins has 10 points (2 goals, 8 assists) through 36 games this season.
  • Matt Read scored Toronto’s fourth goal shorthanded at 2:49 of the third period. He has goals (2) in consecutive games. Read has 15 points (7 goals, 8 assists) in 35 games this season.
  • Pontus Aberg scored Toronto’s fifth goal in the empty net at 19:00 of the third period and earlier recorded the secondary assist on Rubins’ first period goal. This is Aberg’s 12th multi-point game of the season.
  • Teemu Kivihalme registered the primary assist on Marchment’s first period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. Kivihalme has 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists) through 43 games this season.
  • Adam Brooks recorded the secondary assist on Marchment’s first period goal. Brooks has 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) through 27 games this season.
  • Joseph Duszak picked up the primary assist on Korshkov’s first period goal. Duszak has seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) through 11 games with the Marlies and has points (1-5-6) in four consecutive games.
  • Kenny Agostino had the secondary assist on Korshkov’s first period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. Agostino has 36 points (21 goals, 15 assists) in 40 games this season.
  • Giorgio Estephan collected the primary assist on Rubins’ first period goal. Estephan has one assist through four games with the Marlies.
  • Michael Kapla picked up the lone assist on Read’s shorthanded goal in the third period. Kapla has two assists through four games with the Marlies.
  • Tanner MacMaster had the lone assist on Aberg’s empty net goal. MacMaster has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in his last seven games.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 25 of 27 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 13-8-2-1 on the season with a .909 save percentage and a 2.76 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 6-for-6 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play. This is second consecutive game Toronto has not allowed a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Laval had a 27-26 edge in shots in all situations. Pontus Aberg and Teemu Kivihalme led the Marlies with three shots on goal for the second consecutive game.
  • The Marlies are 12-11-2-1 against North Division opponents and 3-1-0-1 against the Laval Rocket.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (21)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  P. Aberg (38)
  • PPG: N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (123)
  • +/-:  P. Aberg (+11)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

HOME SWEET HOME

  • Toronto’s home record is 16-8-0-0 (32 points) this season. Toronto’s longest home point streak reached 18 points from Oct. 5 to Nov. 24 (9-0-0-0).
  • The Marlies have outscored their opponents 85-62. Kenny Agostino leads the Marlies in goals (14) and Jeremy Bracco in assists (18) at home.
  • Goaltenders Kasimir Kaskisuo (8-3-0-0) and Joseph Woll (5-5-0-0) have combined to make 560 saves. Michael Hutchinson also started three games (3-0-0-0) at Coca-Cola Coliseum.

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 18-5-2-2 when scoring first.
  • The Marlies are 11-2-2-2 when leading after the first period and 16-1-1-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 17-10-1-2 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 7-2-1-0 in Sunday games and are 2-3-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Kenny Agostino has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Joseph Duszak has points (1-5-6) in four consecutive games.
  • Teemu Kivihalme has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Mason Marchment has goals (6) in three consecutive games.
  • Matt Read has goals (2) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Rich Clune (high ankle sprain) did not dress for today’s game against Laval. He left Toronto’s game against Charlotte on January 19 and did not return.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for today’s game against Laval.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for today’s game against Laval. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.
  • Nic Petan (shoulder) did not dress for today’s game against Laval. He left Toronto’s game against Rochester on Feb. 8 and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • February 7: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 5: Returned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 4: Recalled goaltender Parker Gahagen from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 4: Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 3: Recalled forward Giorgio Estephan from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On the team grabbing four of six points this weekend:
We’re very happy. The team is starting to see the results of the work and labour they’ve been putting in for the last few weeks. Things have been coming along and they found another way to play for sixty minutes. Our D corps was great tonight. Really solid, really good gaps, played well from the middle of the rink, we didn’t give up a ton. More importantly in the D zone we were really strong closing out and stalling them out not allowing them to go low to high using their point shots, which is a big part of their game.

On wins from their goaltenders:
We’re going to need both of those guys to be on their game to have a good push here for the rest of the season. Kas came in, played a heck of a game, kept us in it. Looked really confident, looked really calm in net and when you have a goalie showing those signs it gives confidence to the team to play well.

MASON MARCHMENT (1 GOAL)

On scoring six goals in three games:
Couple of lucky shots, couple of good shots and a couple of good passes from my linemates. Petey was finding me all weekend and even Brooksy and Kivi at the end there. It was just a good weekend overall.

On the team’s goaltending:
Yeah, they really stepped up this weekend. We trust them back there and we have full faith that they’re going to shut the door when we need them to. It was a full team effort I feel and it was just good to see.

MATT READ (1 GOAL)

On how the team played in this weekend’s three-in-three:
I think all three games were a step in the right direction. Last month kind of got away from us and I think all three games we played, I wouldn’t say the full sixty every game but we certainly made strides and found our confidence and I don’t think there are too many teams that can play with us when we play such a full game and team game out there.

NEXT GAME:

February 14 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 15 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 17 vs Binghamton – 3:00 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
February 19 vs Binghamton – 11:00 a.m. ET
February 22 at Laval – 3:00 p.m. ET

MARLIES 4, ROCHESTER 0: "You could tell the energy in the locker room. The guys were excited to play tonight, they can feel the momentum they’re starting to gain in games. Even though the results haven’t been there, they’re very proud of the work they’ve put in. The start was great. It was a good opportunity for us to come out and gain some momentum." — GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (23-20-3-2 – 51 Points) vs. ROCHESTER AMERICANS (27-15-2-4 – 60 Points)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

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SCORING SUMMARY

Rochester: No goals
Goaltender: A. Hammond (21/23)

Toronto: M. Marchment (9) (N. Petan, T. Kivihalme), M. Marchment (10) PP (K. Agostino, J. Duszak), M. Read (6) EN (G. Wilson), J. Duszak (2) EN (T. Gaudet, K. Gravel)
Goaltender: J. Woll (38/38)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Mason Marchment opened the scoring at 52 seconds in the first period and on the power play at 19:21 of the second period. He has five goals through his last two games and is the first Marlie to score five consecutive goals. Marchment has 14 points (10 goals, 4 assists) through 21 games.
  • Matt Read scored on the empty net at 16:02 of the third period. Read has 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists) in 34 games this season.
  • Joseph Duszak scored on the empty net at 19:06 of the third period and earlierhad the secondary assist on Marchment’s second period goal. Duszak has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) through 10 games with the Marlies and has points (1-4-5) in three consecutive games.
  • Nic Petan recorded the primary assist on Marchment’s first period goal. He has four assists through two games. Petan has 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 22 games with the Marlies.
  • Teemu Kivihalme registered the secondary assist on Marchment’s first period goal. Kivihalme has 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists) through 42 games this season.
  • Kenny Agostino picked up the primary assist on Marchment’s second period goal. He was selected as third star. Agostino has 35 points (21 goals, 14 assists) in 39 games this season.
  • Garrett Wilson had the lone assist on Read’s third period goal. Wilson has 14 points (8 goals, 6 assists) in 40 games.
  • Tyler Gaudet recorded the primary assist on Duszak’s third period goal.
  • Kevin Gravel registered the secondary assist on Duszak’s third period goal. This is Gravel’s first point with the Marlies and his first game since November 9 due to illness.
  • Joseph Woll stopped all 38 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season. Woll is now 8-11-2-1 on the season with a .890 save percentage and a 3.53 goals against average. Woll was selected as first star of the game.

OF NOTE…

  • Kenny Agostino was awarded a penalty shot at 12:24 of the second period which was stopped by Rochester. Toronto was awarded a penalty shot in consecutive games (Baptiste, Feb. 7 at Belleville).
  • Toronto was 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play.
  • Rochester had a 38-25 edge in shots in all situations. Mason Marchment led the Marlies with seven shots on goal for the second consecutive game.
  • The Marlies are 11-11-2-1 against North Division opponents and 3-1-0-0 against the Rochester Americans.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (21)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  P. Aberg (36)
  • PPG: N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (120)
  • +/-:  B. Harpur (+10)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

HOME SWEET HOME

  • Toronto’s home record is 15-8-0-0 (30 points) this season. Toronto’s longest home point streak reached 18 points from Oct. 5 to Nov. 24 (9-0-0-0).
  • The Marlies have outscored their opponents 80-60. Kenny Agostino leads the Marlies in goals (14) and Jeremy Bracco in assists (18) at home.
  • Goaltenders Kasimir Kaskisuo (7-3-0-0) and Joseph Woll (5-5-0-0) have combined to make 535 saves. Michael Hutchinson also started three games (3-0-0-0) at Coca-Cola Coliseum.

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 17-5-2-2 when scoring first.
  • The Marlies are 10-2-2-2 when leading after the first period and 15-1-1-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 16-10-1-2 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 9-5-2-2 in Saturday games and are 1-3-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Joseph Duszak has points (1-4-5) in three consecutive games.
  • Mason Marchment has goals (5) in consecutive games.
  • Nic Petan has assists (4) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Rich Clune (high ankle sprain) did not dress for tonight’s game against Rochester. He left Toronto’s game against Charlotte on January 19 and did not return.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Rochester.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for tonight’s game against Rochester. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • February 7: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 5: Returned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 4: Recalled goaltender Parker Gahagen from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 4: Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 3: Recalled forward Giorgio Estephan from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On today’s start with Marchment scoring 52 seconds into the game:
Yeah, that’s something that we had struggled with in the stretch here. You could tell the energy in the locker room. The guys were excited to play tonight, they can feel the momentum they’re starting to gain in games. Even though the results haven’t been there, they’re very proud of the work they’ve put in. The start was great. It was a good opportunity for us to come out and gain some momentum.

On what he likes about Nic Petan’s line with Kenny Agostino and Mason Marchment:
Just their compete level. They seemed to build some chemistry. Marchment builds a lot of time and space for guys. He gets under the skin of the opponent and that opens up time and space for Kenny and Petey to make plays and I think there’s a good combination of skill there.

On the shutout helping Joseph Woll’s confidence going forward:
Huge. He came up big tonight. You could just tell his body language was really calm, he was assertive, he was tracking the puck really well. It was a solid game for him.

On Adam Brooks not dressing and Nic Petan leaving the game:
We’ll see. No real status or timeline on either of them. Nothing major but we definitely miss those guys if they’re not in our lineup, they’re big players. But we’ll see in the future.

On Kevin Gravel’s play today (first game since Nov. 9):
I was really surprised. That was my first opportunity to even watch him play in a game. It’s been a long road, we’re really proud of the work he’s put in. He’s a great person. For the team to get a win, for him to play the way he did, to get the minutes he did, is a really fun story to see and we’re really proud of him.

KEVIN GRAVEL (1 ASSIST)

On his first game since Nov. 9:
It was good. It was good to get back out there. It was another game of the year for a lot of guys but for me, it kind of meant a little more. Kind of in an unknown position there for a while in terms of health so you don’t really know what’s going to happen. It felt good to be out there and then to contribute to the team and be back on the ice to play a game again.

On not playing through a difficult stretch of games for the Marlies:
Yeah it’s hard to watch. Obviously you want to be there for the guys and you want to be able to work through that with them and help the guys out. You’re close as a team and you go through the good times together and you go through the bad times together. You can ask anyone, they don’t like watching, whether it’s one game or three months. It’s always tough to be on the sidelines. It was good to get back, it was good to be on the ice again.

On Joseph Woll’s performance:
It was really good, really good. Especially the first period there, they had close to I think 20 shots on goal in the first. Kind of bought us a little bit of time there and let us get a chance to get our feet underneath us. We got the lead there and he made a couple of ten-bell saves for us on the PP and the PK as well. He was great for us. It’s good to be able to shut the door for him and get him that shutout and have his back there too.

JOSEPH WOLL (SECOND CAREER SHUTOUT, 38 SAVES)

On the significance of today’s shutout:
I think it was big for me but I think it was really huge for the team. I think we’ve been on a little bit of a downward spiral lately so I think a big win like that against a good team is something we can really build on.

On how he has stayed focused through difficult games:
I think the biggest thing is keeping with your routine. I think it’s easy to start changing a lot of things when you’re going through some adversity but for me and for the team it’s just been come in every day and keep getting better and sticking with it.

On Mason Marchment:
He’s been awesome. He’s one of those players that you love to have on your team and probably hate to play against so he can do it all really. He’s scoring a lot of big goals for us, he’s creating some havoc around the net. I love to see it.

NEXT GAME:

February 9 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 14 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 15 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 17 vs Binghamton – 3:00 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
February 19 vs Binghamton – 11:00 a.m. ET

BELLEVILLE 7, MARLIES 4: "I’d say today’s the most frustrating loss we’ve had, not that they’re not all frustrating but I mean Agostino, Petan, Marchment, from power play to 5-on-5, those guys gained a lot of momentum for themselves and for the team, they had a huge impact on this game. I thought Duszak came in and had a really good game for us. Hollowell, Kivihalme – there were some good efforts today, some guys stepped up for the team. There were again moments of the game we controlled. At this point, it’s really frustrating, it’s difficult. We need to start seeing results." –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (22-20-3-2 – 49 Points) vs. BELLEVILLE SENATORS (31-14-3-1 – 66 Points)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: P. Aberg (15) (T. MacMaster, K. Rubins), M. Marchment (6) PP (N. Petan, J. Duszak), M. Marchment (7) (N. Petan), M. Marchment (8) PP (N. Petan, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (22/27), J. Woll (2/3)

Belleville: J. Szwarz (13) PP (J. Norris, E. Brannstrom), M. Carcone (12) (J. Murray, A. Formenton), J. Norris (25) (J. Murray), E. Brannstrom (2) (M. Lajoie), M. Klimchuk (11) (J. Aspirot, J. Daccord), J. Beaudin (3) SH (A. Formenton, J. Dougherty), P. Kelly (8) EN (Unassisted)
Goaltender: J. Daccord (36/40)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Pontus Aberg opened the scoring at 4:30 of the first period. Aberg has six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in six games against Belleville this season.
  • Mason Marchment scored his second hat trick of the season with goals at 1:034:27 and 18:14 of the second period. Marchment picked up his first two power play goals of the season.
  • Tanner MacMaster recorded the primary assist on Aberg’s first period goal. MacMaster has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in his last five games.
  • Kristians Rubins registered the secondary assist on Aberg’s first period goal. Rubins has nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) through 34 games this season.
  • Nic Petan collected the primary assist on all three of Marchment’s second period goals. Petan has 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) in five games this season against Belleville.
  • Joseph Duszak picked up the secondary assists on both of Marchment’s power play goals. Duszak has four point (1 goal, 3 assists) through nine games with the Marlies.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 22 of 27 shots he faced in 48:10 of action. Kaskisuo is now 12-8-2-1 on the season with a .908 save percentage and a 2.79 goals against average. Joseph Woll stopped 2 of 3 shots in relief of Kaskisuo. He is now has a .884 Save Percentage and a 3.71 Goals Against Average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 2-for-5 on the power play. This is the 10th time Toronto has recorded more than one power play goal in a game this season.
  • Toronto had a 40-31 edge in shots in all situations. Mason Marchment led the Marlies with seven shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 10-11-2-1 against North Division opponents and 3-4-0-0 against the Belleville Senators.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (21)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  P. Aberg (36)
  • PPG: N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (120)
  • +/-:  B. Harpur (+10)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 16-5-2-2 when scoring first.
  • The Marlies are 6-7-0-0 when tied after the first period and 14-1-1-0 when leading after the second period.
  • Toronto is 7-8-2-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 5-5-0-0 in Friday games and are 0-3-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • No current point streaks

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Rich Clune (high ankle sprain) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Charlotte on January 19 and did not return.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • February 7: Reassigned defenceman Joseph Duszak by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 7: Recalled defenceman Timothy Liljegren from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 5: Returned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo on loan from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 4: Recalled goaltender Parker Gahagen from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 4: Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 3: Recalled forward Giorgio Estephan from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On solid individual efforts despite loss:
I’d say today’s the most frustrating loss we’ve had, not that they’re not all frustrating but I mean Agostino, Petan, Marchment, from power play to 5-on-5, those guys gained a lot of momentum for themselves and for the team, they had a huge impact on this game. I thought Duszak came in and had a really good game for us. Hollowell, Kivihalme – there were some good efforts today, some guys stepped up for the team. There were again moments of the game we controlled. At this point, it’s really frustrating, it’s difficult. We need to start seeing results.

On quality chances increasing for Toronto as the game developed:
They did for us today. First period was a little slow. It was an even score after one. I knew we had better as a team and they came out and responded in the second period. I thought we out chanced them to 2-to-1 in that period and carried into the third then things just started to fall apart for us. There’s no excuses, we’ve got to start finding a way to get wins.

On whether this game is a learning experience or should be thrown away ahead of tomorrow’s game:
Every game’s a learning experience. Every game at some point we have to put behind us. We’ve got to chisel away at getting better. I do think if we look at our segment of games, last six, seven games, there has been better hockey played. We’ll continue to trend, we’ll continue to get better and we’ve got to find a way to go on a run.

NEXT GAME:

February 8 vs Rochester – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 9 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 14 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 15 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 17 vs Binghamton – 3:00 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)

BELLEVILLE 3, MARLIES 1: "Five-on-five, I was really happy with how we played against one of the top teams in the League, which I think we are as well. We went toe-to-toe with them. Special teams let us down tonight." –GREG MOORE.

TORONTO MARLIES (22-19-3-2 – 49 Points) vs. BELLEVILLE SENATORS (30-14-3-1 – 64 Points)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020

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SCORING SUMMARY

Belleville: R. Balcers (12) (V. Abramov, L. Brown), J. Szwarz (12) SH (J. Dougherty), R. Balcers (13) PP (J. Norris, M. Lajoie)
Goaltender: J. Daccord (25/26)

Toronto: E. Korshkov (11) (J. Schmaltz, T. Gaudet)
Goaltender: J. Woll (23/26)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Egor Korshkov scored at 5:28 of the first period. Korshkov has 18 points (11 goals, 7 assists) through 30 games this season.
  • Jordan Schmaltz recorded the primary assist on Korshkov’s first period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. Schmaltz has 13 points (2 goals, 11 assists) through 33 games this season.
  • Tyler Gaudet registered the secondary assist on Korshkov’s first period goal. Gaudet has 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) in 42 games with the Marlies.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 23 of 26 shots he faced. Woll is now 7-11-2-1 on the season with a .885 Save Percentage and a 3.68 Goals Against Average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto was 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play.
  • Toronto and Belleville were even in shots with 26 in all situations. Kenny Agostino, Nick Baptiste and Nic Petan led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 10-10-2-1 against North Division opponents and 3-3-0-0 against the Belleville Senators.

REGULAR SEASON LEADERS

  • Goals: K. Agostino (21)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  P. Aberg (35)
  • PPG: N. Petan (6)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (115)
  • +/-:  B. Harpur (+10)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (69)

HOME SWEET HOME

  • Toronto’s home record is 14-8-0-0 (28 points) this season. Toronto’s longest home point streak reached 18 points from Oct. 5 to Nov. 24 (9-0-0-0).
  • The Marlies have outscored their opponents 76-60. Kenny Agostino leads the Marlies in goals (14) and Jeremy Bracco in assists (18) at home.
  • Goaltenders Kasimir Kaskisuo (7-3-0-0) and Joseph Woll (4-5-0-0) have combined to make 497 saves. Michael Hutchinson also started three games (3-0-0-0) at Coca-Cola Coliseum.

RECORD WHEN…

  • Toronto is 16-4-2-2 when scoring first.
  • The Marlies are 6-6-0-0 when tied after the first period and 3-15-2-1 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 0-1-0-0 when even in shots with their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 0-2-0-0 in Tuesday games and are 0-2-0-0 in February.

CURRENT POINT STREAKS

  • Jordan Schmaltz has assists (0-2-2) in consecutive games.

MARLIES UPDATES.

  • Rich Clune (high ankle sprain) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Charlotte on January 19 and did not return.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain)did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. Heleft Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • February 4: Recalled goaltender Parker Gahagen from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 4: Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 3: Recalled forward Giorgio Estephan from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:
Five-on-five, I was really happy with how we played against one of the top teams in the League, which I think we are as well. We went toe-to-toe with them. Special teams let us down tonight.

On the team’s placement in the overall standings:
That’s focusing on results, which are important. If we’re still looking back at the last four games before tonight, like I had mentioned in previous interviews, we’re starting to build a lot more consistency in our 5-on-5 play. I had mentioned prior as well that special teams had plagued us a little bit, tonight was a part of that again. There’s still positives to build on. It doesn’t happen overnight, we’re going to keep going.

On why Jeremy Bracco did not play tonight:
Away for personal reasons.

FORWARD GARRETT WILSON

On tonight’s game:
I thought 5-on-5 we were generating a lot of chances, a lot of looks. We didn’t capitalize on enough of them. Special teams, we’ve got to be better. It’s losing us hockey games not capitalizing on the power play, not shutting down the PK and we’ve got to find a way to get that going so we can start climbing the standings.

On not capitalizing on two consecutive power plays in the second period:
It’s huge. It’s a turning point. We had a five minute power play there and then a four right after. We just weren’t executing and we had a couple different looks there on the unit so we’ve just got to get back to the drawing board here. We know we’ve still got a good opportunity here this month so we’ve got to start winning some hockey games and doing our job and hopefully climb the standings as fast as we can.

On the message to the team as a leader in the room:
You’ve got to forget about this one. It’s behind us now, and just look for the next game. We know it’s not going to be easy. Teams come in and they’re ready to play us. Toronto’s been known to be a good team for the last five, ten years and teams get up for those games so we’ve got to find a way to bring our A-game and start winning some hockey games.


NEXT GAME:

February 7 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 8 vs Rochester – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 9 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 14 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 15 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET