MARLIES 4, STOCKTON 3

STOCKTON HEAT (9-8-1-0 – 19 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (9-8-0-1 – 19 Points)

MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Stockton: A. Ruzicka (8) (Z. Leslie, G. Estephan), C. Beck (1) (B. Froese), C. Mackey (3) (M. Philips, G. Gawdin)
Goaltender: A. Zagidulin (22/26)

Toronto: N. Petan (3) (K. Agostino, R. McCourt), T. Liljegren (2) (K. Agostino, N. Hoefenmayer), T. Gaudet (6) (Unassisted), A. Brooks (4) PP (S. Der-Arguchintsev, K. Kossila)
Goaltender: J. Woll (21/24) 

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Nic Petan opened the scoring at 4:27 of the first period. Petan has a point (3-2-5) in each of his four games.
  • Timothy Liljegren scored at 9:01 of the second period. Liljegren has eight points (2 goals, 6 assists) in 12 games this season with the Marlies.
  • Tyler Gaudet scored at 16:54 of the second period. Gaudet has 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in 17 games with the Marlies.
  • Adam Brooks scored on the power play at 4:03 of the third period. This was Brooks’ ninth career game-winning goal which ties him for ninth in Marlies history. He has 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) in 17 games.
  • Kenny Agostino recorded the primary assists on Petan’s first period goal and Liljegren’s second period goal. He has points (1-5-6) in four consecutive games. He is tied for 13th in the league in assists (10). Agostino has 13 points (3 goals, 10 assists) in 12 games with the Marlies.
  • Riley McCourt registered the secondary assist on Petan’s first period goal. This was McCourt’s first professional point.
  • Noel Hoefenmayer picked up the secondary assist on Liljegren’s second period goal. This was Hoefenmayer’s first professional point.
  • Semyon Der-Arguchintsev had the primary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. This was his first career AHL point in his first AHL game.
  • Kalle Kossila recorded the secondary assist on Brooks’ third period goal. Kossila has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in 12 games this season.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 21 of the 24 shots he faced. He is now 3-2-0-0 on the season with a 2.91 goals against average and 0.899 save percentage.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 0-for-0 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 26-24 edge in shots in all situations. Kenny Agostino led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 9-8-0-1 against Canadian Division opponents and 3-4-0-0 against the Stockton Heat.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 4-1-0-0 when leading after the first period and 2-1-0-0 when tied after the second period.
  • Toronto is 5-6-0-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 3-0-0-0 in Monday games and are 5-4-0-1 in March.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: J. Anderson, T. Gaudet (6)
  • Assists: K. Agostino (10)
  • Points:  T. Gaudet (15)
  • PPG: A. Brooks (3)
  • Shots: J. Anderson (41)
  • +/-:  T. Gaudet (+15)
  • PIMS: R. Clune, S. Sabourin (22)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On today’s game:
There were definitely some positive sequences in this game. The guys looked confident making plays. Really the guys away from the puck, to support the puck and to work to support the puck carrier was the key tonight.

On the Marlies defence:
It continues to build and get strong. We had a pretty young D-corp tonight that stepped up in a big way and logged a lot of minutes, did a lot of good things, continue to learn and grow. Tonight was a really good step in the right direction for a lot of those guys. The first period was a really strong effort by the entire team. Our forwards were really working back and tracking hard, making sure there were five at the line, five back in our return to D-zone. We found our way out of the D-zone effectively and much quicker than we had in some past games so it was good to see the team effort on that side of the puck.

On Semyon Der-Arguchintsev’s debut:
Really solid. He had a big impact on our power play goal, made a lot of good plays to the middle of the rink. He’s really smart, slippery skill, can find his teammates and elevates his teammates with his puck movements. That was a strong showing for him for his first game.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

Mar. 29             Timothy Liljegren (D) – Returned on loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Mac Hollowell (D) – Returned on loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Scott Sabourin (RW) 
– Returned on loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Calle Rosen (D) – Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Martin Marincin (D) – Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
Mar. 28             Ian Scott (G) 
– Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Veini Vehviläinen (G) 
– Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL Taxi)
Mar. 27             Kristians Rubins (D) – Returned on loan from Toronto (NHL Taxi)
                        Timothy Liljegren (D) – Recalled from loan by Toronto (NHL)

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 31 vs. Stockton – 7:00 p.m.
April 3 vs. Belleville – 3:00 p.m.
April 9 vs. Stockton – 7:00 p.m.
April 10 vs. Laval – 3:00 p.m.
April 17 at Laval – 1:00 p.m.

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STOCKTON 4, MARLIES 3

STOCKTON HEAT (5-2-0-0 – 10 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (6-6-0-0 – 12 Points)

SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Stockton: C. Zary (3) (G. Estephan, E. Tuulola), E. Pettersen (2) (C. Poolman), Z. Leslie (2) (G. Gawdin, J. Kirkland), A. Petrovic (2) (C. Mackey, L. Philip)
Goaltender: G. Sparks (29/32) W

Toronto: R. Chartier (1) (J. Duszak), A. Galchenyuk (1) (K. Kossila, T. Kivihalme), T. Kivihalme (5) (A. Galchenyuk, M. Hollowell)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (18/22) L

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Rourke Chartier scored at 7:52 of the first period. This is Chartier’s first goal of the season and his first goal since Dec. 18, 2019. Chartier has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 12 games this season.
  • Alex Galchenyuk scored at 1:06 of the third period and later added the primary assist on Kivihalme’s goal. This was Galchenyuk’s first career-AHL goal. He also has three assists through four games.
  • Teemu Kivihalme scored at 5:12 of the third period and earlier added the secondary assist on Galchenyuk’s third period goal. This was Kivihalme’s second multi-point game. Kivihalme has eight points (5 goals, 3 assists), in 12 games this season.
  • Joseph Duszak recorded the lone assist on Chartier’s first period goal. Duszak has six points (2 goals, 4 assists) in 11 games this season.
  • Kalle Kossila registered the primary assist on Galchenyuk’s third period goal.
  • Mac Hollowell had the secondary assist on Kivihalme’s third period goal. Hollowell has three assists through 12 games.
  • Andrew D’Agostini stopped 18 of 22 shots he faced. D’Agostini is now 6-6-0-0 on the season with a .892 save percentage and a 3.06 goals against average.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-3 on the power play.
  • Toronto had a 32-22 edge in shots in all situations. Alex Galchenyuk and Tyler Gaudet led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 6-6-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 2-4-0-0 against the Stockton Heat.

RECORD WHEN…

  • The Marlies are 0-4-0-0 when tied after the first period and 0-5-0-0 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 3-4-0 when outshooting their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 0-1-0-0 in Saturday games and are 2-2-0-0 in March.

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: T. Gaudet, T. Kivihalme (5)
  • Assists: A. Brooks, T. Gaudet,N. Robertson (7)
  • Points:  T. Gaudet (12)
  • PPG: J. Brazeau,A. Brooks (2)
  • Shots: J. Anderson (29)
  • +/-:  T. Gaudet (+12)
  • PIMS: H. Elynuik (18)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On today’s game:
It wasn’t the result that we wanted but as a staff we were excited about the response our team had right from the start of the game. They stuck to the game plan, they were very diligent with wanting to execute it. The effort and the process were there, we’re proud of the guys tonight.

On how a week at home and practicing will help the team:
It’s going to be really big. It’s been a lot of games which was really good for the development of the guys to feel that grind, to push through, get a lot of game reps, they haven’t played games for a long time. It’s going to be nice to get some rest, get a week of practice and work on some things that will help our players move forward.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

No recent transactions

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 12 vs. Laval – 7:00 p.m.
March 14 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
March 19 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
March 20 at Belleville – 3:00 p.m.
March 24 vs. Belleville – 7:00 p.m.

STOCKTON 5, MARLIES 1

STOCKTON HEAT (4-2-0-0 – 8 Points) vs.
TORONTO MARLIES (6-5-0-0 – 12 Points)

FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

Stockton: A. Ruzicka (6) (C. Zary, M. Phillips), M. Pospisil (2) PP (A. Petrovic, A. Ruzicka), E. Tuulola (1) (A. Petrovic, C. Mackey), A. Ruzicka (7) PP (M. Phillips, A. Petrovic), C. Mackey (1) (M. Phillips)
Goaltender: G. Sparks (27/28) W

Toronto: C. Conrad (1) (M. Marincin, C. Rosen)
Goaltender: A. D’Agostini (26/30) L, A. Redmond (0/1)

ON THE SCORESHEET

  • Colt Conrad scored at 18:21 of the second period. This was his first goal of the season. Conrad has three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in 11 games.
  • Martin Marincin recorded the primary assist on Conrad’s second period goal. This is Marincin’s first point in three games played this season with the Marlies.
  • Calle Rosen registered the secondary assist on Conrad’s second period goal. Rosen has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) in 11 games this season.
  • Andrew D’Agostini stopped 26 of 30 shots he faced through 54:37. D’Agostini is now 6-5-0-0 on the season with a .898 save percentage and a 2.96 goals against average. Angus Redmond played the final 5:07 of the game in relief of D’Agostini in his first appearance for Toronto.

OF NOTE…

  • Toronto went 3-for-5 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play.
  • Stockton had a 31-28 edge in shots in all situations. Rourke Chartier led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 6-5-0-0 against Canadian Division opponents and 2-3-0-0 against the Stockton Heat.

RECORD WHEN…

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

MARLIES LEADERS

  • Goals: T. Gaudet (5)
  • Assists: A. Brooks, T. Gaudet,N. Robertson (7)
  • Points:  T. Gaudet (12)
  • PPG: J. Brazeau,A. Brooks (2)
  • Shots: J. Anderson,C. Rosen (27)
  • +/-:  T. Gaudet (+11)
  • PIMS: R. Clune (17)

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

On how Stockton pulled away from Toronto in the middle of the game to take the win:
I thought they pulled away from us from the start. There really wasn’t a great effort from our group from the beginning of the game. Stockton came with a game plan, they executed their game plan. They came to work for each other. They moved their feet, they put pucks in behind our D the entire game. They wore us down. We were not willing to do the same. We came out flat. We thought our skill was going to beat them rather than our work ethic and didn’t even attempt to execute the game plan that we talked about before the game. In my mind, it’s two games in a row now, 5-on-5 especially, that we’ve been poor as a group. We haven’t bought into what we need to execute, especially when it comes to something as simple as competing. It hasn’t been there. It hasn’t been good enough.

On Nick Robertson’s absence from the lineup:
He had expressed an oblique injury. He was a game-time decision. He took warm-ups and we didn’t feel that he was ready to play so he’s day-to-day right now.

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

No recent transactions

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

March 6 vs. Stockton – 3:00 p.m.
March 12 vs. Laval – 7:00 p.m.
March 14 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
March 19 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
March 20 at Belleville – 3:00 p.m.

STOCKTON 8, MARLIES 1

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

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

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

ON THE SCORESHEET

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

OF NOTE…

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

RECORD WHEN…

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

MARLIES LEADERS

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

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

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

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

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

No recent transactions

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

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

STOCKTON 4, MARLIES 2

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

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021

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GAME SUMMARY    |    GAME SHEET |    PHOTOS    |      SCRUMS

SCORING SUMMARY

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

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

ON THE SCORESHEET

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

OF NOTE…

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

RECORD WHEN…

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

MARLIES LEADERS

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

POSTGAME QUOTES

HEAD COACH GREG MOORE

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

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

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

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

UPCOMING GAMES:
*All times Eastern Standard Time

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