MARLIES 4, LEHIGH VALLEY 3 (OT)

TORONTO MARLIES (17-10-1-1 – 36 Points) vs.
LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS (10-12-6-2 – 28 Points)

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022

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SCORING SUMMARY

Toronto: J. Anderson (11) PP (J. Duszak, B. Seney), J. Anderson (12) (A. Suomela, B. Seney), B. Seney (13) (C. Dahlström, F. Král), J. Anderson (13) PP (B. Seney, A. Steeves)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (22/25) W

Lehigh Valley: B. Saulnier (2) (M. Millman, G. Rubtsov), W. Allison (2) (C. O’Reilly), A. Kile (1) (I. Ratcliffe, C. Gerard)
Goaltender: G. Metcalf (23/27) L 

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Joey Anderson scored a hat trick, with two goals in the first period (12:13 and 18:12) and the overtime winner at 1:06 of extra time. This was his second career hat trick and second this season. He has points (5-1-6) in his last two games with the Marlies.
  • Brett Seney scored the game-tying goal at 17:59 of the third period. Hehad the secondary assists on both of Anderson’s first period goals and the primary assist on Anderson’s overtime goal. He has points (2-6-8) in his last three games with the Marlies.
  • Joseph Duszak recorded the primary assist on Anderson’s first period goal. This was his 10th power play assist. He has 21 points (1 goal, 20 assists) in 20 games this season. Duszak leads all defencemen in assists (20).
  • Antti Suomela registered the primary assist on Anderson’s second goal of the first period. He has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in 12 games with the Marlies.
  • Carl Dahlström picked up the primary assist on Seney’s third period goal.
  • Filip Kràl recorded the secondary assist on Seney’s third period goal.He has points (2-5-7) through five consecutive games. Kràl has 14 points (2 goals, 12 assists) in 27 games with the Marlies.
  • Alex Steeves had the secondary assist on Anderson’s overtime goal. He has points (4-2-6) in his last five games.
  • Erik Källgren stopped 22 of 25 shots he faced.

OF NOTE

  • This was Toronto’s fifth overtime win of the season and their sixth consecutive win.
  • Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 2-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 12-6-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 10-5-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill. Toronto has recorded two power play goals in a single game five times this season.
  • Toronto had a 27-25 edge in shots in all situations. Joey Anderson led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 4-3-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 5-2-0-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and finish their season series 2-0-0-0 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
  • Toronto is on a 10-game, 4,958 kilometre road trip and will face off against seven teams – Belleville Senators, Cleveland Monsters, Grand Rapids Griffins, Hartford Wolf Pack, Hershey Bears, Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. It will be Toronto’s first meeting of the season with four opponents (HER, HFD, GR, WBS). The Marlies return to Coca-Cola Coliseum on Feb. 5.
RECORD WHEN

Scoring first                            12-1-0-1
Leading after 1                        
9-1-1-1
Tied after 2                              4-1-0-0
On the Road                            8-5-0-0
January                                   
6-1-0-0
Sunday                                    3-3-1-0
1 Goal Game                            7-2-1-1
MARLIES LEADERS
*Amongst active players

Goals               13 
(B. Seney)
Assists            20 (J. Duszak)
Points              26 (B. Seney)
PPG                 5 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots               69 (A. Steeves)
+/-                    +11 (B. Seney)
PIMS                55 (R. Clune)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On managing emotions in the third period

There was definitely a response from our group after the hit on Ho-Sang in a positive way. The emotional charge where you don’t want to see one of your own members of your group go down like that. Just the pure will and determination to have a response, to find some offence, to find a way to win the game for Ho-Sang was really good to see from the group.

On Joey Anderson and Brett Seney:
Their energy and their take-charge mentality of the direction they want the game to go in, to push and drive the team to go in a certain way. They led by example on the ice. With the goal that Anderson had and Seney coming up big with a puck to the net that went off Chyzowski, they added a lot to our game today. Can’t say enough about the way they conduct themselves and how they lead this group.

JOEY ANDERSON (2nd CAREER HAT TRICK)

On coming back to the Marlies:

It’s great. I was excited to see all the guys today. It was a fun game. We battled some adversity and it was one of those games where we’re going to come together as a group from it. It was good to be around all of the guys.

On Toronto’s response in the third period:
A bad hit we thought on (Ho-Sang), no call and then they come back and score right away. Guys were frustrated. We did it clean though. Guys weren’t taking dumb penalties after that. We just kept trying to piece away at it. We found a goal in regulation and got it to overtime and were able to capitalize on the power play to finish the deal.

BRETT SENEY (1 GOAL, 3 ASSISTS)

On Toronto’s response in the third period:
Obviously what happened with Josh (Ho-Sang), we didn’t appreciate. We thought it was a play that could have been a call. We decided the best way to get back at them was to put the puck in the net and get back in the game. Obviously, it wasn’t the response we originally wanted with them scoring but I thought our group dug deep up and down the lineup to get into overtime there and then finish the job.

On Joey Anderson:

I love playing with the guy. He’s one of my good buddies off the ice. I can’t say enough good things about him. It’s always great to see him get rewarded.

On the overtime winner on the power play:

We’ve got to give a lot of credit to our PP coach, Snacks (AJ MacLean), who drew up a play for us and Steeves and Duszak executed there at the top and Joe’s there to put in the garbage.

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

January 19 at Hartford – 7:00 p.m.
January 21 at WB/Scranton – 7:05 p.m.
January 22 at WB/Scranton – 6:05 p.m.
January 24 at Grand Rapids – 7:00 p.m.
January 28 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.

MARLIES 3, LEHIGH VALLEY 2 (OT)

LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS (3-8-4-1 – 11 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (8-4-0-1 – 17 Points)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2021

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SCORING SUMMARY

Lehigh Valley: M. Frost (3) (G. Wilson, C. York), I. Ratcliffe (2) (J. Cates, H. Hodgson)
Goaltender: P. Nagle (16/19)

Toronto: M. Michaelis (3) (J. Duszak, B. Seney), R. Clune (1) (J. Ho-Sang, C. Douglas), J. Ho-Sang (8) (J. Duszak, B. Seney)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (24/26)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Marc Michaelis put the Marlies on the board at 13:01 of the second period. He has points (1-3-4) in consecutive games.
  • Rich Clune scored at 3:34 of the third period. This was his first goal of the season.
  • Josh Ho-Sang scored the game-winning goal at 4:20 of overtime and earlier registered the primary assist on Clune’s third period goal. This was his third game-winning goal of the season which is a career AHL-high. He has recorded points (6-4-10) in seven of his last eight games.
  • Joseph Duszak picked up the primary assist on Michaelis’ second period goal. He has assists (4) in four consecutive games. 
  • Brett Seney recorded the secondary assist on Michaelis’ second period goal. He has points (2-2-4) in consecutive games.
  • Curtis Douglas had the secondary assist on Clune’s third period goal. He has points (1-2-3) in three of his last four games.
  • Michael Hutchinson stopped 24 of 26 shots he faced. He is now 2-1-1 this season with a 2.63 goals against average and a 0.916 save percentage. This is Hutchinson’s second overtime win of the season.

OF NOTE

  • This is Toronto’s second overtime win of the season.
  • Toronto went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 0-for-4 on the power play.
  • Lehigh Valley had a 26-19 edge in shots in all situations. Josh Ho-Sang led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 1-0-0-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and 1-0-0-0 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
RECORD WHEN

Trailing after 1                                     2-3-0-0
Trailing after 2                                     2-3-0-0
Not scoring on the power play            4-4-0-1
Not allowing a goal on the power play 5-1-0-0
Outshot by opponent                          5-3-0-1
Saturday                                              4-2-0-0
MARLIES LEADERS

Goals               8 
(J. Ho-Sang)
Assists            10 (J. Duszak)
Points              12 (J. Ho-Sang)
PPG                 2 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots               34 (B. Seney)
+/-                    +8 (A. Biega, C. Dählstrom)
PIMS                36 (R. Clune, K. Gabriel)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On tonight’s come-from-behind win:
I thought it started a little bit before the third period. Halfway through the second, we started to find our game. We definitely didn’t find our “A” game at the beginning. It wasn’t the start we had on Wednesday. But the group stayed with it, stayed positive. Throughout the second period, we started to find some momentum and got back to being more predictable as five guys on the ice, gaining some connection, connectivity of the five guys reading off each other. Going into the third period, a lot more energy on the bench, a lot more energy in the locker room. They picked themselves up. They’re starting to find some belief and trust and confidence with one another to find ways to win games.

On Michael Hutchinson:
Hutch was great. He gave us a big chance to win a hockey game today. Obviously with the amount of NHL experience he has, he brings a lot of veteran leadership to our group. He says a lot of the right things at the right time. He had a good game today and we’re proud of the way that he’s continued to push through and find wins for us.

JOSH HO-SANG (GAME-WINNING GOAL)

On the come-from-behind win:
Our team knows we didn’t bring our best game in the first period. We stuck with it and tried to do what Moore was asking us to do. We ended up getting rewarded. We learned last game that you have to play hard. I think we were still a little bit fragile after that loss last game but it was nice to see the boys’ resiliency and for them to come through and have a great game.

MICHAEL HUTCHINSON (24 SAVES)

On tonight’s game:
We were building our game. The first period didn’t go well, the second period was a little bit better. (Moore) definitely challenged us to come out and really put our best foot forward and I thought our guys really responded. We didn’t really give up much in the third period. We had a big five-minute kill. Penalties have definitely been a bit of an issue for us but our entire penalty kill did a good job tonight, especially on that one. Not only stopping their momentum but we were able to gain momentum off of it too. So, I thought that was huge and I thought it was a great response from our guys.

TRANSACTIONS

November 19: Returned forward Jeremy McKenna on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
November 19: 
Recalled goaltender Keith Petruzzelli from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
November 16: 
Loaned forward Kyle Clifford from Toronto (NHL).
November 15: 
Returned forward Joey Anderson on loanfrom Toronto (NHL).

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

November 21 vs Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.
November 26 at Cleveland – 7:00 p.m.
November 27 vs Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.
December 4 vs Springfield – 4:00 p.m.
December 5 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m.