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.

MARLIES 4, GRAND RAPIDS 3

TORONTO MARLIES (20-12-2-1 – 43 Points) vs.
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS (15-16-5-2 – 37 Points)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: A. Steeves (12) PP (B. Seney, J. Duszak), F. Král (3) (C. Douglas, J. Blandisi), S. Der-Arguchintsev (7) PP (J. Blandisi, M. Abrmaov), A. Suomela (8) (A. Steeves, F. Král)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (21/24) W  

Grand Rapids: J. Martin (2) (T. Hirose, W. Newpower), R. Murphy (7) (B. Lashoff, T. Spezia), B. McKenzie (2) (M. Berry)
Goaltender: C. Pickard (28/32) L   

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Alex Steeves put the Marlies on the board 27 seconds into the second period and later added the primary assist on Suomela’s third period goal.This was his second power play goal.He has 23 points (12 goals, 11 assists) in 24 games this season.
  • Filip Král scored at 1:22 of the second period and later added the secondary assist on Suomela’s third period goal. He has 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) in 33 games this season.
  • Semyon Der-Arguchintsev scored on the power play at 6:18 of the third period.
  • Antti Suomela scored the game-winning goal at 15:33 of the third period. He has goals (3) in three consecutive games. Suomela has 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) in 18 games this season.
  • Brett Seney recorded the primary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He has points (1-4-5) in three consecutive games.
  • Joseph Duszak registered the secondary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. This was his 13th power play assist.
  • Curtis Douglas picked up the primary assist on Král’s second period goal. He has 15 points (4 goals, 11 assists) in 33 games this season.
  • Joseph Blandisi had the secondary assist on Král’s second period goal and the primary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s third period goal. He has points (2-6-8) in five consecutive games. Blandisi has 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) in 13 games with the Marlies this season.
  • Mikhail Abramov recorded the secondary assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s third period goal. He has 19 points (4 goals, 15 assists) through 35 games this season.
  • Erik Källgren stopped 21 of 24 shots he faced. He is 12-6-0 with a 0.912 save percentage. Källgren has won three consecutive games, making 76 saves.

OF NOTE

  • Toronto finished their eight-game road trip 5-2-1-0. The road trip included four overtime games (3-1).
  • Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 2-for-6 on the power play. This is the sixth game where Toronto has recorded two power play goals. Toronto is 13-7-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 12-6-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto had a 32-24 edge in shots in all situations. Joseph Duszak and Alex Steeves led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 7-3-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 5-1-0-0 against Central Division opponents and 2-0-0-0 against the Griffins.
RECORD WHEN

Opponent scores first             6-11-1-0
Trailing after 1                         6-9-0-0
Trailing after 2                         2-9-0-0
On the road                             11-7-1-0
February                                  
1-0-0-0
Wednesday                              3-3-1-0
1 goal game                             9-2-2-1
MARLIES LEADERS
*Amongst active players

Goals               13 
(J. Anderson, B. Seney)
Assists            24 (J. Duszak)
Points              31 (B. Seney)
PPG                 4 (J. Anderson)
Shots               81 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +12 (B. Seney)
PIMS                55 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:

As of late when we found ourselves down whether it’s the second or third period, the group’s starting to find confidence in their ability to come back and what it takes to win and find their game in those moments. It’s good to see. We have some guys who have stepped up in big way.

NICK ROBERTSON

On his first game since returning from injury:

It was a lot of fun. I’ve been away for a long time and it was the first injury I’ve had where I was off for three months. Today, I just had no expectations. Really just tried to play well and get the rust off and go from there.

ALEX STEEVES (1 GOAL, 1 ASSIST)

On tonight’s game:
It’s just a greasy road win. They feel amazing. It makes the bus ride home much more of a good time. Special teams were huge. Goaltending was huge. You get those two, you do it on the road and you give yourself a chance which is what we got tonight.

On special teams:
We talk with our special teams coaches and when you know you’re doing good things you just have to refocus in a different way and get a little extra effort. It’s huge for both units to get in on it tonight on the man advantage and the huge 5-on-3 penalty kill, a couple of huge blocks and big saves, those are momentum builders on the road and when you get that you give yourself a chance.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

February 5 vs. Rochester – 4:00 p.m.
February 16 vs. Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
February 18 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
February 19 vs. Belleville – 4:00 p.m.
February 21 vs. Laval – 3:00 p.m. (Scotiabank Arena)

MARLIES 4, GRAND RAPIDS 3 (OT)

TORONTO MARLIES (18-12-2-1 – 39 Points) vs.
GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS (15-12-5-2 – 37 Points)

MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2022

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: A. Suomela (6) (B. Seney, J. Anderson), S. Der-Arguchintsev (6) (J. Blandisi), B. Seney (13) (J. Duszak, A. Suomela)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (24/27)  

Grand Rapids: J. McIsaac (3) (T. Elson, G. Smith), D. Yan (7) (D.Renouf, L. Witwoski), T. Elson (12) PP (T. Hirose, J. McIsaac)
Goaltender: C. Pickard (24/28)   

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Antti Suomela opened the scoring 23 seconds into the first period. Suomela has 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 16 games this season.
  • Semyon Der-Arguchintsev scored unassisted at 19:10 of the second period. Der-Arguchintsev has 16 points (6 goals, 10 assists) in 30 games this season.
  • Brett Seney scored at 18:05 of the third period. He recorded the primary assist on Suomela’s first period goal and the lone assist on Duszak’s overtime goal. He has 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists) in his last nine games.
  • Joseph Duszak scored the game-winning goal 38 seconds into overtime. This was his first game-winning goal of the season. Duszak has 25 points (2 goals, 23 assists) in 24 games this season.
  • Joey Anderson registered the secondary assist on Suomela’s first period goal. He has seven points (5 goals, 2 assists) over his last four games.
  • Joseph Blandisi had the lone assist on Der-Arguchintsev’s second period goal. He has assists (3) in three consecutive games. Blandisi has eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 11 games with the Marlies this season.
  • Erik Källgren stopped 24 of 27 shots he faced.

OF NOTE

  • The Marlies are 6-2 in overtime games this season. Four of Toronto’s last six games have gone to overtime (3-1).
  • Toronto went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 6-5-1-1 when not scoring on the power play and 8-6-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
  • Toronto had 28-27 edge in shots in all situations. Brett Seney led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 5-3-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 4-1-0-0 against Central Division opponents and 1-0-0-0 against the Griffins.
RECORD WHEN

Scoring first                            
13-1-1-1
Tied after 1                              4-2-0-0
Leading after 2                         13-1-2-1
On the Road                            9-7-1-0
January                                   
7-3-1-0
Monday                                    3-0-0-0
1 Goal Game                            9-2-2-1
MARLIES LEADERS
*Amongst active players

Goals               13 
(J. Anderson, B. Seney)
Assists            23 (J. Duszak)
Points              29 (B. Seney)
PPG                 5 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots               74 (B. Seney)
+/-                    +12 (B. Seney)
PIMS                55 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s game:

Really tough game. End of the road trip like this, you can tell the guys were starting to feel it. What I really loved was the confidence in the third period after they scored, the voices on the bench, the energy on the bench was different then it had been all year. There was a lot of belief in the group to find our way back into it.

JOSEPH DUSZAK (GAME-WINNING GOAL)

On the game-winning goal:

Just a great play by (Seney). Skated the whole zone and then just turned up and I just happened to be wide open and luckily it went in the net.

On the team’s attitude through the game:

We have a really good group of guys that like to stick together, play together. Everyone throughout the lineup knew the game wasn’t over. Lately we’ve been slipping with those leads like in Wilkes-Barre, we lost that two-goal lead. I thought it was good for our confidence to come back and get the tie and the win. We were 2-2-1 going into this game so, it’s good to finish off the road trip above .500.

BRETT SENEY (1 GOAL, 2 ASSISTS)

On the team’s attitude through the game:

That was one thing last game, we had the lead going into the third and we squandered it. That was one thing that it didn’t matter what the score was, we just wanted to go out there and work hard and play every shift like it’s 0-0. We got down there, but we didn’t give up. Every line was doing it tonight. We were setting each other up. We gave ourselves a chance to win and we won.

On the end of the road trip:

It’s always good to go 3-2-1, always good to be above .500. It’s been a long road trip. The bus ride is a little shorter when you get a win to finish it. It’s definitely a good one for the guys.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

January 28 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
February 2 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m.
February 3 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m.
February 5 vs. Rochester – 4:00 p.m.
February 16 vs. Belleville – 11:00 a.m.