BELLEVILLE 4, MARLIES 3

BELLEVILLE SENATORS (39-28-4-0 – 82 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (36-29-3-1 – 76 Points)

SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2022
1 2 3 OT FINAL
BELLEVILLE 1 1 2 – 4
TORONTO 0 3 0 – 3


SCORING SUMMARY

Belleville: L. Shaw (13) PP (V. Lodin, E. Sokolov), M. Kastelic (14) (J. Lucchini, Z. Senyshyn), V. Lodin (5) PP (Z. Leslie, A. Agozzino), L. Shaw (14) (E. Sokolov, J. Aspirot)
Goaltender: F. Gustavsson (32/35) W

Toronto: P. Holmberg (2) (M. Abramov, J. Ho-Sang), P. Myers (2) (T. Kivihalme, M. Michaelis), B. McMann (23) (C. Krys, M. Michaelis)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (31/35) L
ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Pontus Holmberg put the Marlies on the board at 2:46 of the second period on the power play. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
  • Phil Myers scored at 7:29 of the second period. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
  • Bobby McMann scored at 19:32 of the second period. This was his 23rd goal of the season which matches a franchise record for number of goals in a season by a rookie.
  • Mikhail Abramov recorded the primary assist on Holmberg’s second period goal. He has 26 points (6 goals, 20 assists) in 65 games this season.
  • Josh Ho-Sang had the secondary assist on Holmberg’s second period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. Ho-Sang has 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 45 games this season.
  • Teemu Kivihalme registered the primary assist on Myers’ second period goal. He has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 29 games this season.
  • Marc Michaelis picked up the secondary assists on Myers’ and McMann’s second period goals. This is his second multi-assist game in 19 games this season.
  • Chad Krys had the primary assist on McMann’s second period goal. He has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in 33 games this season.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 31 of 35 shots he faced.
    OF NOTE
  • The Marlies went 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-7 on the power play. Toronto is 12-21-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 18-18-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Both Belleville and Toronto recorded 35 shots. Nick Robertson led the Marlies with seven shots on goal. Toronto is 0-2-0 when recording the same number of shots as their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 19-15-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 6-4-1-0 against the Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 43-31 through 11 games.
    RECORD WHEN

Not scoring first 10-19-2-0
Trailing after 1st 10-18-1-0
Leading after 2nd 27-5-2-1
At home 18-15-2-1
April 4-6-0-0
Sunday 6-6-1-0 MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals 23 (J. Anderson, B. McMann)
Assists 44 (J. Duszak)
Points 57 (B. Seney)
PPG 8 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots 171 (A. Steeves)
+/- +17 (B. Seney)
PIMS 103 (R. Clune)
POSTGAME QUOTES
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On the final three games of the season:
Constant message of consistency. This time of year when things are tight, every shift’s a big shift, every play’s a big play. We have really long stretches of doing things really well, and then there’s one lapse, or one or two shifts that change momentum, and not necessarily is a team earning it, sometimes it’s us giving it to them. We got to eliminate that stuff.

BOBBY McMANN (1 GOAL)

On how the team approaches the final three games of the season:
Basically, it comes down to execution. Efforts are great, but at this point of the season you’ve got to execute, and you’ve got to come out with wins because that’s what’s going to get you in to the playoffs and that’s what matters right now.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

April 27 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
April 28 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
April 30 at Belleville – 3:00 p.m.

Marlies 5, Laval 1

TORONTO MARLIES (36-28-3-1 – 76 Points) vs.
LAVAL ROCKET (37-24-4-2 – 80 Points)
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2022
1 2 3 OT FINAL
TORONTO 0 3 2 – 5
LAVAL 1 0 0 – 1


SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: J. Anderson (23) (B. Seney), R. Clune (4) (J. Ho-Sang, J. Duszak), P. Myers (1) (N. Robertson, C. Dahlström), N. Robertson (15) (Unassisted), P. Holmberg (1) EN (B. Seney, J. Anderson)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (35/36) W

Laval: J. Teasdale (13) (L. Condotta, T. Paquette-Bisson)
Goaltender: K. Poulin (26/30) L
ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Joey Anderson put the Marlies on the board at 9:26 of the second period and later added the secondary assist on Holmberg’s third period goal. He has points (2-1-3) in consecutive games. Anderson has 38 points (23 goals, 15 assists) in 52 games this season.
  • Rich Clune scored the game-winning goal at 14:06 of the second period. This was his fourth goal and first game-winning goal in 55 games this season.
  • Phil Myers scored at 15:51 of the second period. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games. This was his first goal with the Marlies.
  • Nick Robertson scored unassisted at 10:13 of the third period and earlier picked up the primary assist on Myers’ second period goal. He has points (7-3-10) in eight consecutive games.
  • Pontus Holmberg scored on the empty net at 14:33 of the third period. This was his first career AHL goal in his second game.
  • Brett Seney had the lone assist on Anderson’s second period goal and the primary assist on Holmberg’s third period goal. He has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in his last five games.
  • Josh Ho-Sang recorded the lone assist on Clune’s second period goal. He has 32 points (15 goals, 17 assists) in 44 games this season.
  • Joseph Duszak had the secondary assist on Clune’s second period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. Duszak has 51 points (7 goals, 44 assists) in 58 games this season.
  • Carl Dahlström collected the secondary assist on Myers’ second period goal. He has 14 assists in 47 games this season.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 35 of 36 shots he faced.
    OF NOTE
  • The Marlies went 6-for-6 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 12-20-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 18-11-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Laval had a 36-31 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 22-20-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 19-14-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 2-3-0-1 against the Rocket. Laval has outscored Toronto 25-21 through six games.
    RECORD WHEN

Not scoring first 10-18-2-0
Trailing after 1st 10-17-1-0
Leading after 2nd 27-4-2-1
On the road 18-14-1-0
April 4-5-0-0
Friday 7-5-0-0 MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals 23 (J. Anderson)
Assists 44 (J. Duszak)
Points 57 (B. Seney)
PPG 8 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots 168 (A. Steeves)
+/- +17 (B. Seney)
PIMS 103 (R. Clune)
POSTGAME QUOTES
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
This is a tough building to come in in the first period, sold out crowd. This team plays very heavy. I thought our team did a really good job being prepared and ready for that. Once we go through that energy and that push by Laval, we got stronger, we got better. A couple of big kills by our penalty kill, they were really important in the win today. Hutchy making some big saves. We’ve been chasing a 60-minute game all year, I think this was as close to it as we’ve had.

On Rich Clune and his game-winning goal:
It’s electric. Cluner does a lot for our group and when he can add offensively like that, it’s a big lift. The boys get really vibrant on the bench and excited for him. He does so much for us in other areas.

On Filip Král leaving the game in the first period:
Kind of a weird play. It was a great play by him. A good hit on the entry against, put the guy into the glass and got a stall. Things we definitely ask our D to do. Just unfortunate how the skate, probably of the opponent, grazed him on the inside of the leg. A leg laceration so just for precautionary reasons, we made sure we kept him out, not knowing how deep it was or what was the damage.

JOEY ANDERSON (1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST)

On tonight’s game:
This was one of our most complete games. It was a must-win for us. There are no excuses. It has to be that way and it’s got to be that way the rest of the year.

On the penalty kill:
Just like the rest of the game, we were winning battles. A lot of the inconsistencies with our team this year have been competing and battles and structure. Tonight, we battled the whole time. Even when things weren’t perfect, we competed, blocked shots, didn’t panic when things broke down. Those are the things we need to do if we want to do anything come into the springtime, we’ve got to have that effort every night.

RICH CLUNE (GAME-WINNING GOAL)

On tonight’s game:
Based on our penalty kills, that was probably the difference of us being down a few goals early. You could really see the character and the courage and what we know we have in that room, we have a tight-knit group who will do things for each other and it came out there with the blocks and the clears and the saves. That’s what gave us momentum to get going in that game

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

April 24 vs. Belleville – 4:00 p.m.
April 27 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
April 28 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
April 30 at Belleville – 3:00 p.m.

MARLIES 4, HARTFORD 1

HARTFORD WOLF PACK (30-30-6-2 – 68 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (35-26-3-1 – 74 Points)
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2022
1 2 3 OT FINAL
HARTFORD 0 1 0 – 1
TORONTO 1 2 1 – 4

GAME SUMMARY | GAME SHEET | PHOTOS | SCRUMS
SCORING SUMMARY

Hartford: A. Greco (20) PP (N. Merkley, K. Kinkaid)
Goaltender: K. Kinkaid (33/36) L

Toronto: J. Blandisi (11) (B. Seney, P. Myers), N. Robertson (12) SH (B. Seney), A. Steeves (22) PP (B. Seney, J. Duszak), B. McMann (22) EN, SH (P. Myers)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (27/28) W
ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Joseph Blandisi opened the scoring at 4:37 of the first period. He has points (3-2-5) in five consecutive games.
  • Nick Robertson scored shorthanded at 1:20 of the second period. This was his first career AHL shorthanded goal and second game-winning goal of the season. He has points (4-1-5) in five consecutive games.
  • Alex Steeves scored on the power play at 18:57 of the second period. He is tied for fifth amongst rookies in goals (22).
  • Bobby McMann scored shorthanded on the empty net at 17:40 of the third period. This was his third shorthanded goal of the season. He has points (3-1-4) in three games. He is tied for fifth amongst rookies in goals (22).
  • Brett Seney had the primary assists on Blandisi’s first period goal and Steeves’ second period goal. He also had the lone assist on Robertson’s second period goal. This was his sixth three-point game of the season. He has 52 points (16 goals, 36 assists) in 55 games this past season.
  • Phil Myers recorded the secondary assist on Blandisi’s first period goal and the lone assist on McMann’s third period goal.
  • Joseph Duszak recorded the secondary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He is sixth overall in assists (42).
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 of 28 shots he faced.
    OF NOTE
  • Toronto has scored 14 shorthanded goals this season and are tied for first overall in the league. This is third most shorthanded goals recorded by the club in a season. Eight different Marlies have recorded a shorthanded goal.
  • The Marlies went 4-for-5 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 24-7-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 18-16-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto had a 37-28 edge in shots in all situations. Nick Robertson led the Marlies with seven shots on goal. Toronto is 14-6-1-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 8-7-1-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and finish the regular season 1-1-0-0 against the Wolf Pack.
    RECORD WHEN

Scoring first 26-9-1-1
Leading after 1st 18-6-2-1
Leading after 2nd 26-4-2-1
At home 18-14-2-1
April 3-3-0-0
Friday 6-5-0-0 MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals 22 (B. McMann, A. Steeves)
Assists 42 (J. Duszak)
Points 52 (B. Seney)
PPG 8 (A. Steeves)
Shots 162 (A. Steeves)
+/- +15 (B. Seney)
PIMS 101 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
We got better as the first period went on. First four shifts or so were definitely not the direction we wanted the game to go in to start. The team did a good job of recognizing it and finding our way back in the game and found some momentum in special teams. We got stronger as the game went on.

On Brett Seney:
He’s been the catalyst for our team all season. With Anderson out, those two guys have a lot of chemistry and play well together but he’s been really strong in levelling up some other guys who have had an opportunity to play with him. He was a big part of the win tonight.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

April 16 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.
April 20 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
April 22 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
April 24 vs. Belleville – 4:00 p.m.
April 27 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.

MARLIES 4, GRAND RAPIDS 1

GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS (29-31-6-2 – 66 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (34-26-3-1 – 72 Points)

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2022

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Grand Rapids: R. Barber (19) PP (J. Berggren, S. Barton)
Goaltender: V. Brattstrom (27/30) L  

Toronto: B. McMann (21) PP (J. Duszak, B. Seney), J. Blandisi (10) PP (N. Robertson, J. Blandisi), C. Douglas (12) (R. Clune, M. Hollowell), M. Michaelis (4) EN (Unassisted)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (29/30) W

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Bobby McMann opened the scoring on the power play at 3:58 of the first period.He has points (2-1-3) in consecutive games. He is tied for fifth amongst rookies in goals (21).
  • Joseph Blandisi scored on the power play at 10:00 of the first period. He has points (2-2-4) in four consecutive games. This was Blandisi’s second power play goal of the season.
  • Curtis Douglas scored at 13:42 of the first period. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games. He has 33 points (12 goals, 22 assists) in 60 games this season.
  • March Michaelis scored at 16:52 of the third period on the empty net. This was Michaelis’ first game since Nov. 21 due to injury. He has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 14 games this season.
  • Joseph Duszak recorded the primary assist on McMann’s first period goal. He is tied for sixth overall in assists (41).
  • Brett Seney had the secondary assist on McMann’s first period goal. He has 49 points (16 goals, 33 assists0 in 54 games this past season.
  • Nick Robertson picked up the primary assist on Blandisi’s first period goal. He has points (3-1-4) in four consecutive games.
  • Mac Hollowell recorded the secondary assists on Blandisi and Douglas’ first period goal. He has assists (3) in consecutive games.
  • Rich Clune recorded the primary assist on Douglas’ first period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 29 of 30 shots he faced.

OF NOTE

  • The Marlies went 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 2-for-6 on the power play. Toronto is 23-7-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 17-16-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill. This was the 11th game this season Toronto recorded two or more power play goals.
  • Toronto had a 31-30 edge in shots in all situations. Max Ellis led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 13-6-1-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 7-5-0-0 against Central Division opponents and finish the regular season 3-1-0-0 against the Griffins. Toronto outscored Grand Rapids 17-12 through four games.
RECORD WHEN

Scoring first                            25-9-1-1
Leading after 1st                      17-6-2-1
Leading after 2nd                      25-4-2-1
At home                                   17-14-2-1
April                                        
2-3-0-0
Sunday                                    6-5-1-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               21 
(J. Anderson, B. McMann, A. Steeves)
Assists            41 (J. Duszak)
Points              49 (B. Seney)
PPG                 7 (J. Anderson, B. McMann, A. Steeves)
Shots               157 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS                101 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On today’s game:

Good response from yesterday. Yesterday we got off to a good start, today we got off to a good start, but we were able to sustain that. Special teams were improved. Our power play getting us a couple early to build momentum for us. And I was especially happy with the team with how we finished in that third period. We kept our foot on the pedal, played down in their end where in the past couple of game when we get a lead, we’d end up on our heels a bit. We kept sticking to our plan and playing the right way.

On Marc Michaelis first game returning from injury:

I’m sure it was an emotional return for him. Any time a player is out for that extended time, the amount of work that one puts in to get game ready to come back at times feeling isolated from the group and missing the team environment. And then to come in and play as well as he did in game one. With the help of our medical teams and our development team, there’s been a lot of people that do a really good job in our organization of preparing these players when they come back from these lengthy injuries, and it shows with how well they’re able to play and how well they’re prepared for that first game. For him to get that goal at the end, I was really happy for him.

On the AHL debuts of Max Ellis and Graham Slaggert:

It was great. You can see the craftiness and the playmaking ability of Ellis, pretty smart player. Slaggert, his 200-foot game, responsibility in all areas of our structure, and then even his breakout play off the wall takes a lot of skill to be able to get off the wall under pressure to spring Clune and Dougie up the ice there for that goal.

CURTIS DOUGLAS (1 GOAL)

On today’s game as a response:

It was a bit of a slap in the face not winning that game yesterday. That’s a game that we need to put away and we did our best to use our frustration from that game and put it to good use tonight. I think we did that pretty well and I mean the playoff race is so tight in our division that every win counts and every win really matters. That was a really important win for us tonight.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

April 10 vs. Grand Rapids – 4:00 p.m.
April 15 vs. Hartford – 7:00 p.m.
April 16 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.
April 20 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
April 22 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.

MANITOBA 4, MARLIES 3

TORONTO MARLIES (32-25-3-1 – 68 Points) vs.
MANITOBA MOOSE (36-20-4-2 – 78 Points)

SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2022

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: N. Robertson (9) (J. Blandisi, A. Steeves), B. McMann (19) SH (Unassisted), C. Krys (1) (M. Hollowell)
Goaltender: B. Christopoulos (24/28) L

Manitoba: N. Jones (9) PP (C. Suess, D. Stewart), J. Kovaceiv (11) (D. Stewart, N. Jones), B. Lynch (7) (A. Poganski, D. Samberg), D. Gustafsson (14) PP (J. Malott, L. Gawanke)
Goaltender: M. Berdin (28/31) W

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Nick Robertson opened the scoring at 10:22 of the first period. He has five points (4 goals, 1 assists) in four of his last five games.
  • Bobby McMann scored shorthanded at 19:07 of the first period. This was his second shorthanded goal of the season. McMann has 28 points (19 goals, 9 assists) in 52 games.
  • Chad Krys scored at 8:51 of the second period. This was his first goal with the Marlies. He has seven points (1 goal, 6 assists) in 35 games this season.
  • Joseph Blandisi recorded the primary assist on Robertson’s first period goal. He has 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) in 32 games with the Marlies.
  • Alex Steeves had the secondary assist on Robertson’s first period goal. He is 11th overall amongst rookies in points (20-21-41).
  • Mac Hollowell picked up the lone assist on Krys’ second period goal. He has 22 points (5 goals, 17 assists) in 36 games this season.
  • Billy Christopoulos stopped 24 of 28 shots he faced.

OF NOTE

  • Toronto has scored 11 shorthanded goals this season which is tied for third overall in the league.
  • The Marlies went 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play. Toronto is 9-15-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 17-8-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto had a 31-28 edge in shots in all situations. Bobby McMann led the Marlies with seven shots on goal. Toronto is 12-6-1-0 when outshooting their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 6-4-0-0 against Central Division opponents and finish the season 1-3-0-0 against the Moose. Manitoba outscored Toronto 15-3 through four games.
RECORD WHEN

Scoring first                            24-8-1-1
Leading after 1 
                        16-5-2-1
Tied after 2                              5-4-0-0
On the road                             17-12-1-0
April                                        
0-2-0-0
Sunday                                    5-5-1-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               21 
(J. Anderson)
Assists            39 (J. Duszak)
Points              47 (B. Seney)
PPG                 7 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots               143 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS                101 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On today’s game:

It’s been a long road trip and in different ways if we’re looking at the four games, this was one of the three that we executed really well as a team. Obviously, we didn’t come out with the points that we needed and wanted right now but our team gave in a good effort today.

On the four-game road trip:

We definitely went through some things that were unexpected during the trip and the team stepped up in big ways. Today was a good way to cap it off just in terms of what our process is, the intensity and passion and competitiveness that our team played with.

CHAD KRYS (1 GOAL)

On today’s game:

I liked our effort today. After the last game, we didn’t really bring much of anything so I liked the way we showed up today. A little bit unlucky getting scored on a power play in the third on a delay of game but I liked our effort today and hopefully we can roll a couple.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

April 6 vs. Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.
April 9 vs. Grand Rapids – 4:00 p.m.
April 10 vs. Grand Rapids – 4:00 p.m.
April 15 vs. Hartford – 7:00 p.m.
April 16 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.

MANITOBA 5, MARLIES 0

TORONTO MARLIES (32-24-3-1 – 68 Points) vs.
MANITOBA MOOSE (35-20-4-2 – 76 Points)

FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 2022

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: No goals
Goaltender: B. Christopoulos (20/25) L, A. D’Agostini (10/10)              

Manitoba: E. Polei (7) (C. Maier, L. Gawanke), D. Gustafsson (13) (J. Malott, M. Eyssimont), J. Kovacevic (10) (A. Poganski, N. Hutchison), E. Polei (8) (B. Lynch), M. Eyssimont (15) (D. Gustafsson, J. Malott)
Goaltender: E. Cormier (xx/xx)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Billy Christopoulos stopped 20 of 25 shots he faced in 40 minutes of action. Andrew D’Agostini stopped all 10 shots he faced in relief of Christopoulos.

OF NOTE

  • The Marlies went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 9-14-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 15-17-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Manitoba had a 35-20 edge in shots in all situations. Mikhail Abramov led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 20-18-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 6-3-0-0 against Central Division opponents and are 1-2-0-0 against the Moose. Manitoba has outscored Toronto 11-5 through three games.
RECORD WHEN

Not scoring first                      8-17-2-0
Trailing after 1                         8-16-1-0
Trailing after 2                         4-17-1-0
On the road                             17-11-1-0
April                                        
0-1-0-0
Friday                                      5-5-0-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               21 
(J. Anderson)
Assists            39 (J. Duszak)
Points              47 (B. Seney)
PPG                 7 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots               143 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS                96 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:

In the first period, a couple of penalties we can’t take, especially against a team like this which analytically is one of the best teams in the league. Really strong defensively for how little they give up, how much offence they can generate and how many pucks they get toward the net. To put ourselves down and have to burn through so much energy in our penalty killers, that was a tough way to start the game. The penalty kill did a good job through that. We were hoping to gain some momentum off of that but they just ultimately made it really hard for us to find our way out of our zone and set up in the offensive zone.

BOBBY McMANN

On penalties affecting the flow of the first period:
[Penalties] definitely disrupt the flow of the game but you can’t use that as an excuse. We weren’t ready to play and they jumped on us and we were trying to fight back the whole game.

On the uncharacteristic loss:

It definitely hurts because we’re not used to it. We don’t consider this acceptable. This is something that we’re going to internalize and be ready to go for our next one.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

April 3 at Manitoba – 2:00 p.m. (MT)
April 6 vs. Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.
April 9 vs. Grand Rapids – 4:00 p.m.
April 10 vs. Grand Rapids – 4:00 p.m.
April 15 vs. Hartford – 7:00 p.m.

MARLIES 5, ABBOTSFORD 1

TORONTO MARLIES (31-23-3-1 – 66 Points) vs.
ABBOTSFORD CANUCKS (30-21-4-1 – 65 Points)

TUESDAY, MARCH 29, 2022

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: C. Douglas (9) (Unassisted), N. Robertson (7) PP (J. Ho-Sang, F. Král), N. Robertson (8) (J. Duszak, A. Steeves), A. Steeves (19) PP (B. Seney, J. Duszak), A. Steeves (20) EN (P. Myers, T. Joseph)
Goaltender: T. Joseph (34/37) W               

Abbotsford: J. Stevens (14) (J. Rathbone), S. Dries (33) PP (B. Cutler, Y. Hirano), S. Dries (34) PP (S. Rempal, J. Rathbone)
Goaltender: S. Martin (20/24) L

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Curtis Douglas opened the scoring unassisted at 7:44 of the first period. He has 28 points (9 goals, 19 assists) in 54 games this season.
  • Nick Robertson scored on the power play at 9:56 and at 12:03, both goals in the first period. He has goals (3) in consecutive games. He has 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in 15 games this season.
  • Alex Steeves scored on the power play at 17:45 of the second period and at 18:50 in the third period. He also had the secondary assist on Robertson’s second goal in the first period. This is his second three-point game of the season. He is tied for fourth overall in power play goals (7) amongst rookies. Steeves has 39 points (19 goals, 20 assists) in 44 games this season.
  • Josh Ho-Sang recorded the primary assist on Robertson’s power play goal in the first period. He has 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) in 36 games this season.
  • Filip Král registered the secondary assist on Robertson’s power play goal in the first period. He has 20 points (3 goals, 17 assists) in 51 games this season.
  • Joseph Duszak had the primary assist on Robertson’s second goal in the first period and the secondary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He has assists (3) in consecutive games. Duszak is second overall in assists (39) amongst defencemen.
  • Brett Seney picked up the primary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He has 47 points (16 goals, 31 assists) in 49 games to lead all Marlies.
  • Phil Myers recorded the primary assist on Steeves’ third period goal. This was his first point with the Marlies.
  • Talor Joseph stopped 34 of 37 shots he faced. This was his first professional start. He also had the secondary assist on Steeves’ third period goal. He is the first Marlies goaltender to record a point this season.

OF NOTE

  • Alex Steeves is the third Marlies rookie to record 20 goals in a season.
  • The Marlies went 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and 2-for-3 on the power play. Toronto is 23-10-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 16-7-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill. Toronto has recorded two or more power play goals in eight games this season.
  • Abbotsford had a 37-25 edge in shots in all situations. Curtis Douglas and Bobby McMann led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 20-17-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 1-2-0-0 against the Canucks. Toronto has been outscored by Abbotsford 12-9 through three games.
RECORD WHEN

Scoring first                            
23-7-1-1
Leading after 1                         16-4-2-1
Leading after 2                         23-4-2-1
On the road                             16-10-1-0
March                                      
7-8-0-0
Tuesday                                   1-2-0-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               21 
(J. Anderson)
Assists            39 (J. Duszak)
Points              47 (B. Seney)
PPG                 7 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots               139 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS                94 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On the message to Talor Joseph after the game:
I think it was a message a lot from the players. They were all just really grateful for how hard he competed, how hard he played and he gave us a chance to win the game.

On tonight’s game:

Anytime you’re on the road, teams usually come out pretty hard in their own building. I thought we did a good job of weathering that and managing it. The majority of their chances were on the outside of the perimeter and we protected the middle of the rink well. Then eventually once we started driving the puck down the rink and we get the first one, we started to have more success finding ways to get to their end.

TALOR JOSEPH (FIRST PROFESSIONAL WIN)

On nerves heading into this first professional start:
There’s always nerves and butterflies, especially in a situation like this but you just really have got to stay in the moment and appreciate the opportunity. This doesn’t come around every day and it’s really a blessing that it happened to me. I’m very fortunate. I’m thankful.

On his performance:

I feel like it’s a little bit easier to make plays because they’re doing such a good job up here. I find it a little easier with the structure of it and being able to read plays but obviously the guys can shoot the puck really well and if they catch it, they’re going to catch it. Those guys made my life easy tonight, so I was very happy.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 30 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
April 1 at Manitoba – 7:00 p.m. (MT)
April 3 at Manitoba – 2:00 p.m. (MT)
April 6 vs. Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.
April 9 vs. Grand Rapids – 4:00 p.m.

Bridgeport 5, Marlies 1

BRIDGEPORT ISLANDERS (26-25-6-4 – 62 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (30-23-3-1 – 64 Points)

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2022

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SCORING SUMMARY

Bridgeport: G. Hutton (9) (K. MacLean, E. Brown), A. Durandeau (14) (C. Bardreau, G. Hutton), S. Holmstrom (9) (Unassisted), J. Kubiak (7) (C. Bardreau, A. Durandeau), A. Andreoff (16) (Unassisted).
Goaltender: C. Schneider (39/40) W              

Toronto: N. Robertson (6) (J. Duszak, B. McMann)
Goaltender: K. Petruzzelli (4/8) L, M. Hutchinson (21/22)     

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Nick Robertson scored at 4:09 of the third period. He has 14 points (6 goals, 8 assists) in 14 games this season.
  • Joseph Duszak recorded the primary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He is tied for seventh overall in assists (37) and third amongst defencemen.
  • Bobby McMann had the secondary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He has points (5-1-6) in three of his last five games. McMann has 27 points (18 goals, 9 assists) in 48 games.
  • Keith Petruzzelli stopped 4 of 8 shots he faced through 20 minutes of action. Michael Hutchinson stopped 21 of 22 shots he faced in relief of Petruzzelli.

OF NOTE

  • Toronto faced their first penalty shot of the season at 2:24 of the second period. Hutchinson stopped Bridgeport’s attempt.
  • The Marlies went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 8-13-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 15-16-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto had a 40-30 edge in shots in all situations. Curtis Douglas, Josh Ho-Sang and Brett Seney led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 11-5-1-0 when outshooting their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 7-7-1-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and finish the regular season 0-2-0-0 against the Islanders. Toronto was outscored by Bridgeport 10-5 through two games.
RECORD WHEN

Not scoring first          
            8-16-2-0
Trailing after 1                         7-15-1-0
Trailing after 2                         3-16-1-0
At home                                   15-13-2-1
March                                      
6-8-0-0
Saturday                                  9-7-2-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               21 
(J. Anderson)
Assists            37 (J. Duszak)
Points              46 (B. Seney)
PPG                 7 (J. Anderson)
Shots               136 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS                94 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On the team’s play in the second and third periods:
You want to see your team keep fighting back and pushing regardless of what the score is. The guys went out there and played like it was 0-0 and kept fighting for it.

BRETT SENEY

On four goals against in the first period:
We take a lot of pride in getting off to a good start and obviously today, you can see the score, we didn’t do that. I think it’s just mental mistakes more than anything. You know coming off a tough schedule, late travel, you can’t really make excuses, just got to be ready to go.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 29 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
March 30 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
April 1 at Manitoba – 7:00 p.m. (MT)
April 3 at Manitoba – 2:00 p.m. (MT)
April 6 vs. Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.

MARLIES 3, ROCHESTER 2 (SO)

TORONTO MARLIES (30-22-3-1 – 64 Points) vs.
ROCHESTER AMERICANS (30-23-4-3 – 67 Points)

FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2022

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: A. Steeves (18) (T. Kivihalme), B. McMann (18) (Unassisted)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (26/28) W             

Rochester: S. Malone (11) PP (O. Laaksonen, A. Ruotsalainen), S. Malone (12) (E. Prow, R. MacInnis)
Goaltender: U. Luukkonen (27/29) L    

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Alex Steeves scored 30 seconds into the second period. He is tied for fifth overall amongst rookies in goals (18). Steeves has 37 points (18 goals, 19 assists) in 42 games this season.
  • Bobby McMann scored unassisted at 3:51 of the third period. He has five goals through his last four games.
  • Teemu Kivihalme had the lone assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He has two assists in 16 games this season.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 26 of 28 shots he faced. This was his second win in a shootout this season.

IN THE SHOOTOUT

  • Joey Anderson – Goal (2021-22: 3/3)
  • Nick Robertson – Goal (2021-22: 0/1)

OF NOTE

  • This was Michael Hutchinson’s 100th career AHL win. He is 100-62-12-15 over 10 seasons, playing for Toronto, Springfield, Manitoba, St. John’s and Providence. Through his career, he has a 0.919 save percentage and 2.53 goals against average.
  • This was Joey Anderson’s first winning goal in a shootout this season. He has scored in each of his shootout attempts.
  • Toronto went 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play. Toronto is 8-12-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 15-7-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto had a 30-28 edge in shots in all situations. Bobby McMann led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 11-4-1-0 when outshooting their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 17-12-2-1 against North Division opponents and finish the regular season 4-2-0-0 against the Americans. Toronto outscored Rochester 22-17 through six games.
RECORD WHEN

Not scoring first                      8-15-2-0
Trailing after 1                         7-14-1-0
Trailing after 2                         3-15-1-0
On the road                             18-14-10-1
March                                      
6-7-0-0
Friday                                      5-4-0-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               21 
(J. Anderson)
Assists            36 (J. Duszak)
Points              46 (B. Seney)
PPG                 7 (J. Anderson)
Shots               135 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +16 (B. Seney)
PIMS                89 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On what he liked in tonight’s game:
The commitment and the buy-in. Everybody played pretty well. Hutchinson had a great game for us, made some really huge saves five-on-five and then the shootout there, his patience to shut the door on them. A lot of good efforts from a lot of guys.

On the importance of forwards Alex Steeves and Bobby McMann’s performance:
They’ve meant a lot to our team. They are a big part of it. Both of them are in a lot of situation whether it’s power play, penalty kill, five-on-five, we lean on them for a lot of things. The timeliness of them stepping up in big games like this has been something that has set them apart.

On heading into the last month of the season:
Just the preparedness for us to know how we need to play and prepare ourselves for hopefully the playoffs. It’s starting to feel like that anyways. This was a game where you could tell every shift was so important, every play was a big play no matter how big or small it was. It’s going feel like that the rest of the way. Regardless if it’s a divisional opponent or not, the points matter and everyone can start to feel it. You get to this time of year and teams are tighter and not giving up as many offensive chances and making less mistakes. Just our team’s consistency and patience to sticking to our plan and being confident in what we’re doing.

MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (100th CAREER AHL WIN)

On the team’s defence:
We had a really good defensive effort tonight. After their second goal, we really bared down. Players were blocking shots, picking up sticks and doing the little things as far as getting the puck out and battling. Myers was a great addition. He was all over the place tonight and really brought the energy for us too. If we play the way we did from the second goal on, we’re going to win a lot of games down the stretch.

On his 100th AHL win:
It’s cool. I didn’t even know I was anywhere close to that. I couldn’t tell you how many games I played or anything like that. I don’t follow my own career that closely … There’s not many players who are able to stick around long enough to reach those types of milestones … It’s nice to get that right now and I’m sure at some point after my career, I’ll look back on it, pretty special.

BOBBY McMANN (1 GOAL)

On tonight’s game:
Obviously really proud of the guys that played tonight and the group we’ve got because they went up early and we didn’t quit, we stuck with it. Didn’t give them much for the rest of the game and chipped away and were able to squeak one out in the shootout.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time
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March 26 vs. Bridgeport – 4:00 p.m.
March 29 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
March 30 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
April 1 at Manitoba – 7:00 p.m. (MT)
April 3 at Manitoba – 2:00 p.m. (MT)

MARLIES 6, WB/SCRANTON 1

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON (27-25-4-4 – 62 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (29-22-3-1 – 62 Points)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2022

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SCORING SUMMARY

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: D. O’Connor (9) PP (J. Rikola)
Goaltender: L. Domingue (28/34) L            

Toronto: J. Ho-Sang (13) (N. Robertson, K. Rubīns), J. Kopacka (N. Robertson, M. Hollowell), N. Robertson (5) PP (A. Suomela, J. Ho-Sang), B. McMann (16) (B. Seney), J. Ho-Sang (14) PP (N. Robertson), B. McMann (17) PP (B. Seney, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: K. Petruzzelli (32/33) W   

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Josh Ho-Sang scored at 18:29 of the first period and on the power play at 3:01 of the third period. He also had the secondary assist on Robertson’s second’s period goal. His second goal of the game was his sixth power play goal. He has 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) in 33 games this season.
  • Jack Kopacka scored the game-winning goal at 6:30 of the second period. This was his first career game-winning goal. He set a new season-high in points (9-7-16).
  • Nick Robertson scored on the power play at 14:11 of the second period. He also recorded the primary assists on Ho-Sang’s first period goal, Kopacka’s second period goal and the lone assist on Ho-Sang’s third period power play goal. This is his first career AHL four-point game. He has 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists) in 12 games this season.
  • Bobby McMann scored at 15:42 of the second period and on the power play at 12:49 of the third period. This was his second two-goal game of the season.
  • Kristiāns Rubīns had the secondary assist on Ho-Sang’s first period goal. He has 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists) in 44 games with the Marlies this season.
  • Mac Hollowell registered the secondary assist on Kopacka’s second period goal. He has 20 points (5 goals, 15 assists) in 35 games this season.
  • Antti Suomela picked up the primary assist on Robertson’s second period goal. He has 26 points (14 goals, 12 assists) in 37 games this season.
  • Brett Seney had the lone assist on McMann’s second period goal and the primary assist on McMann’s third period power play goal. He has points (2-5-7) through his last six games. Seney has 46 points (16 goals, 30 assists) in 46 games this season, setting a new season-high for points.
  • Joseph Duszak recorded the secondary assist on McMann’s third period power play goal. This was his 20th power play assist. He has 43 points (7 goals, 36 assists) in 45 games this season.
  • Keith Petruzzelli stopped 32 of 33 shots he faced. This was his third win in his third career AHL start. Through his three starts, he has stopped 94 of 100 shots. Petruzzelli has a 0.940 save percentage and 1.96 goals against average.

OF NOTE

  • Toronto went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 3-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 22-10-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 14-7-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill. This was Toronto’s second game this season recording three power play goals.
  • Toronto had a 34-33 edge in shots in all situations. Josh Ho-Sang and Bobby McMann led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 10-4-1-0 when outshooting their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 7-6-1-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and finish the regular season 1-2-1-0 against the Penguins. Toronto was outscored by WB/Scranton 14-10 through four games.
RECORD WHEN

Scoring first                            22-7-1-1
Leading after 1                         15-4-2-1
Leading after 2                        22-4-2-1
At home                                   15-12-2-1
March                                      
5-7-0-0
Wednesday                              5-6-0-1
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               21 
(J. Anderson)
Assists            36 (J. Duszak)
Points              46 (B. Seney)
PPG                 7 (J. Anderson)
Shots               132 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +14 (B. Seney)
PIMS                89 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On the back-to-back games:
[Yesterday] five-on-five in the first period it felt pretty even. The power play goal being the first goal maybe didn’t indicate how the five-on-five game was playing out. Today was kind of similar in the first period as it was a bit of a slow start for both teams. Towards the end of the first we had three maybe a fourth shift in a row where we finally had the ice tilted and got to our game, found our energy, found our legs, that carried over into the second and then throughout the rest of the game. The process today of building our momentum and finding it was better.

RICH CLUNE

On bouncing back from last night’s loss:

Yesterday we were very disappointed in ourselves as a collective team and the only way to get out of that is to get back to basics and work hard and pull off a team win like we did today. We’re happy with that. We got a tough schedule coming up this weekend, we’re going to have to do that a couple times. It was good to get back on the right foot.

BOBBY McMANN (2 GOALS)

On the success of the power play:

I think everybody keeping it simple and knowing their job and doing their job really well. Everybody’s not caring who’s scoring the goals or who’s getting the points or whatever, we just want to put the puck in the back of the net and make a difference in the game. I think that’s translated into a lot of success for us.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 25 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m.
March 26 vs. Bridgeport – 4:00 p.m.
March 29 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
March 30 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
April 1 at Manitoba – 7:00 p.m. (MT)

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON 5, MARLIES 1

WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON (27-24-4-4 – 62 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (28-22-3-1 – 60 Points)

TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2022

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SCORING SUMMARY

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton: K. Bjorkqvist (6) (W. Reilly, S. Poulin), A. Angello (7) (J. Bellerive, P. Joseph), J. Devane (2) (M. Bartowski, W. Reilly), K. Olson (9) (M. Reinke, P. Joseph), M. Chaput (6) (Unassisted)
Goaltender: L. Domingue (30/31) W           

Toronto: J. Anderson (21) PP (J. Duszak, B. Seney)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (29/34) L  

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Joey Anderson scored at 14:07 of the first period on the power play. This was his seventh power play goal. He has 35 points (21 goals, 14 assists) in 45 games this season, setting a career season-high for points.
  • Joseph Duszak recorded the primary assist on Anderson’s first period power play goal. This was his 19th power play assist. He has 42 points (7 goals, 35 assists) in 44 games this season.
  • Brett Seney had the secondary assist on Anderson’s first period power play goal. He has points (2-3-5) through his last five games. Seney has 44 points (16 goals, 28 assists) in 45 games this season, matching a season-high for points.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 29 of 34 shots he faced.

OF NOTE

  • Toronto went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play. Toronto is 21-10-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 15-12-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • WB/Scranton had a 34-31 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson and Alex Steeves led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 19-17-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 6-6-1-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and are 0-2-1-0 against the Penguins. Toronto has been outscored by WB/Scranton 13-4 through three games.
RECORD WHEN

Scoring first                            21-7-1-1
Leading after 1                         14-4-2-1
Trailing after 2                         2-15-1-0
At home                                   14-12-2-1
March                                      
4-7-0-0
Tuesday                                   0-2-0-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               21 
(J. Anderson)
Assists            35 (J. Duszak)
Points              44 (B. Seney)
PPG                 7 (J. Anderson)
Shots               130 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +13 (B. Seney)
PIMS                89 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

ASSISTANT COACH A.J. MacLEAN

On tonight’s game:
We just got a little bit distracted. Distracted in our game plan, distracted in what we came to do. … They stuck to their plan I would imagine. In watching them, they’re a very hard working, competitive team. They get to the net, they shoot it, they attack. It just looked like they stuck with their plan and it got away from us for a short amount of time and that in turn was the game.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 23 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – 7:00 p.m.
March 25 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m.
March 26 vs. Bridgeport – 4:00 p.m.
March 29 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)
March 30 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)

MARLIES 4, CHICAGO 2

CHICAGO WOLVES (36-11-5-5 – 82 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (28-21-3-1 – 60 Points)

SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2022

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SCORING SUMMARY

Chicago: D. Colton (6) (M. Lajoie, M. Letunov), S. Noesen (34) PP (J. Leivo, J. Keane)
Goaltender: J. LaFontaine (21/25) L          

Toronto: B. McMann (14) PP (J. Anderson, J. Duszak), A. Suomela (C. Douglas), B. McMann (15) (Unassisted), N. Robertson (4) (J. Blandisi, A. Steeves)
Goaltender: K. Petruzzelli (32/34) W 

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Bobby McMann scored at 8:51 on the power play and the game-winning goal at 11:55, both in the second period. This was his first career AHL multigoal game and his second game-winning goal of the season. He matched a career-high six shots on net.
  • Antti Suomela scored at 9:42 of the second period. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games.Suomela has 24 points (14 goals, 11 assists) in 35 games this season.
  • Nick Robertson scored at 11:19 of the third period. He has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 10 games this season.
  • Joey Anderson recorded the primary assist on McMann’s power play goal in the second period. He has 34 points (20 goals, 14 assists) 44 games this season, matching his season-high for points.
  • Joseph Duszak had the secondary assist on McMann’s power play goal in the second period. This was his 19th power play assist. He has five points (2 goals, 3 assists) through his last five games.
  • Curtis Douglas registered the lone assist on Suomela’s second period goal. He has 27 points (8 goals, 19 assists) in 49 games this season.
  • Joseph Blandisi picked up the primary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) through his last three games.
  • Alex Steeves recorded the secondary assist on Robertson’s third period goal. He has assists (3) in consecutive games.
  • Keith Petruzzelli stopped 32 of 34 shots he faced. This was his second career AHL start. He has stopped 62 shots through his two wins with the Marlies.

OF NOTE

  • Toronto went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-1 on the power play. Toronto is 21-9-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 13-10-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Chicago had a 34-25 edge in shots in all situations. Bobby McMann led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 19-16-2-1 when outshot by their opponents.
  • The Marlies are 6-2-0-0 against Central Division opponents and finished the season series 3-1-0-0 against the Wolves. Toronto outscored Chicago 13-8 through four games.
RECORD WHEN

Not scoring first                      7-15-2-0
Tied after 1                              8-4-0-0
Leading after 2                         21-4-2-1
At home                                   14-11-2-1
March                                      
4-6-0-0
Sunday                                    5-4-1-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players

Goals               20 
(J. Anderson)
Assists            35 (J. Duszak)
Points              43 (B. Seney)
PPG                 6 (J. Anderson, A. Steeves)
Shots               124 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +14 (B. Seney)
PIMS                89 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On today’s win:
It feels good. The few times we’ve played these guys, our team has really stepped up for the challenge and we got back to some of the recipe we found yesterday. Stay out of the penalty box and we gave ourselves a chance to win the longer we played five-on-five.

On Keith Petruzzelli’s play:
It was great. He battled. [The] toe save he made on that rebound was a big one for us. He was positioned, he was calm and comfortable. He gave our team confidence to be calm and comfortable in front of him.

On Bobby McMann’s progression through the season:
He’s done a really good job. He works really hard. His puck play has really, really improved. His awareness of what’s around him. He has a great shot and I think he relied on that early on… He’s constructing some good sequences in between some of the plays with his line mates, so he’s really improved in that area.

KEITH PETRUZZELLI

On Alex Biega and the team’s defensive play:
It was great tonight. The boys made my job easy. Keeping stuff to the outside, blocking huge shots. Biega takes a stick to the face on the penalty kill and just keeps going, keeps working. It’s guys like that that just lead the way and it’s good to see.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 22 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – 7:00 p.m.
March 23 vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – 7:00 p.m.
March 25 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m.
March 26 vs. Bridgeport – 4:00 p.m.
March 29 at Abbotsford – 7:00 p.m. (PDT)