TORONTO MARLIES (4) vs. LAVAL ROCKET (1)
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Toronto: C. Grundström (1) (T. Moore, A. Borgman), C. Rosen (4) PP (D. Timashov, C. Mueller), C. Mueller (18) (B. Smith), C. Mueller (19) (B. Smith, M. Marincin)
Goaltender: G. Sparks (24/25)
Laval: R. Valiev (6) (J. Gregoire)
Goaltender: C. Lindgren (22/26)
FROM THE SCORESHEET
- Carl Grundström scored at 3:38 of the second period. This was Grundström’s first regular season goal with the Marlies in his first game of the season. Last year, Grundström had four points (3 goals, 1 assists) in six postseason games with Toronto.
- Calle Rosen scored on the power play at 10:29 of the second period. This was Rosen’s second power play goal of the season.
- Chris Mueller scored at 2:13 and 5:14 of the second period and earlier had the secondary assist on Rosen’s second period power play goal. Mueller has 52 points (19 goals, 33 assists) this season. This is Mueller’s third straight season with 50-plus points.
- Trevor Moore recorded the primary assist on Grundström’s second period goal. Moore has registered a point (1 goal, 4 assists) in his last four games.
- Andreas Borgman had the secondary assist on Grundström’s second period goal. Borgman has nine points (4 goals, 5 assists) in 24 games this season with the Marlies.
- Dmytro Timashov recorded the primary assist on Rosen’s power play goal. Timashov has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in his last five games.
- Ben Smith registered the primary assists on both of Mueller’s third period goals. Smith has 59 points (27 goals, 32 assists) this season.
- Martin Marincin had the secondary assist on Mueller’s second goal in the third period. Marincin has 20 points (4 goals, 6 assists) this season.
- Garret Sparks stopped 24 of 25 shots. Sparks is now 31-9-1-1 on the season with a .936 Save Percentage and a 1.79 Goals Against Average.
- Toronto went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power play.
- Toronto had a 26-25 edge in shots in all situations.
- Chris Mueller led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 37-12-2-1 against North Division opponents this season and 10-1-0-0 against the Laval Rocket. The Marlies have outscored the Rocket 46-14 in the series.
- Goals: B. Smith (27)
- Assists: C. Mueller (33)
- Points: B. Smith (59)
- PPG: C. Mueller (7)
- Shots: C. Mueller (160)
- +/-: M. Marincin (+37)
- PIMS: A. Nielsen (137)
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On tonight’s game:
I thought offensively, it really took us awhile to really warm up in the game and adjust to how it is we needed to play so there wasn’t a lot happening for us in the first period. We played a patient game and that I liked. Stuck with it and got our goals in the second, didn’t give up a whole lot and then built our lead in the third period. All in all, it was pretty good things. These are hard games for our guys to get up for mentally this week, I was happy with what we did and how we did it.
April 14 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m. ET
April 15 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET