TORONTO MARLIES (5) @ BINGHAMTON DEVILS (1)
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Friday, January 4, 2019
Toronto: C. Mueller (17) (S. Jardine, D. Timashov), M. Carcone (9) (A. Brooks, M. Marchment), C. Mueller (18) PP (J. Bracco, A. Brooks), A. Brooks (5) PP (J. Bracco, C. Rosen), M. Carcone (10) (M. Marchment)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (19/20)
Binghamton: E. Sharangovich (6) (J. Jacobs, M. Studenic)
Goaltender: E. Cormier (24/29)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Chris Mueller scored at 9:26 and on the power play at 14:52 in the second period. This is Mueller’s fifth game this season and his second consecutive game with two goals. Mueller has five goals in his last three games.
- Michael Carcone scored at 12:08 of the second period and 16:48 of the third period.
- Sam Jardine recorded the primary assist on Mueller’s first goal of the second period.
- Dmytro Timashov registered the secondary assist on Mueller’s first goal of the second period. Timashov has 21 points (5 goals, 16 assists) in 31 games this season.
- Adam Brooks scored on the power play at 15:56 of the third period. He earlier had the primary assist on Carcone’s second period goal and the secondary assist on Mueller’s second period power play goal. This was Brooks’ first three-point game of the season.
- Mason Marchment recorded the secondary assist on Carcone’s second period goal and later added the lone assist on Carcone’s third period goal. Toronto is 9-1-1-1 when Marchment records a point.
- Jeremy Bracco registered the primary assists on Mueller’s second period power play goal and Brooks’ third period power play goal. Bracco has recorded five assists in two consecutive games and 17 points (4 goals, 13 assists) in his last 11 games. Fifteen of Bracco’s 25 assists have been on the power play.
- Calle Rosen had the secondary assist on Brooks’ third period power play goal. Rosen has 22 points (2 goals, 20 assists) in 31 games this season.
- Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 19 of 20 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 4-5-1-0 on the season with a .871 Save Percentage and a 3.82 Goals Against Average.
- Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 2-for-3 on the power play.
- Toronto had a 29-20 edge in shots in all situations.
- Adam Brooks, Michael Carcone, Josh Jooris, Mason Marchment and Chris Mueller led the Marlies with three shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 11-11-3-2 against North Division opponents and are 3-2-0-0 against the Binghamton Devils this season. Through five games, Toronto is outscoring Binghamton 17-13.
- Toronto is playing eight games split evenly between home and the road over 16 days from December 28 to January 12. They will face the Rochester Americans three times, the Charlotte Checkers twice as well as the Syracuse Crunch, Binghamton Devils and the Utica Comets through this span.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
- Goals: C. Mueller (18)
- Assists: J. Bracco (25)
- Points: C. Mueller (36)
- PPG: C. Mueller (8)
- Shots: S. Gagner (95)
- +/-: C. Grundstrom (+6)
- PIMS: S. Oleksy (49)
- The Marlies are 2-9-2-2 when trailing after the first period and 10-0-1-0 when leading after the second period.
- Toronto is 10-7-2-1 when leading their opponent in shots.
- The Marlies are 5-3-1-2 in Friday games and are 1-0-0-0 in January.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
- Chris Mueller has goals (5) in three consecutive games.
- Dmytro Timashov has assists (4) in three consecutive games.
- Jeremy Bracco has assists (4) in two consecutive games.
- Timothy Liljegren (ankle) did not dress for tonight’s game. He is week-to-week with a high ankle sprain.
- Andreas Borgman (concussion) did not dress for tonight’s game. He left Toronto’s game on December 19 vs. Binghamton and did not return.
- Rasmus Sandin (World Juniors) did not dress for tonight’s game.
- January 4: Returned goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo on loan from Toronto (NHL).
- January 3: Recalled goaltender Michael Garteig from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
- January 3: Recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- January 3: Recalled goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- January 2: Recalled forward Trevor Moore from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- December 31: Returned forward Trevor Moore on loan from Toronto (NHL).
- December 31: Recalled forward Trevor Moore from loan by Toronto (NHL).
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On tonight’s game:
I thought we had a good first period but I thought both teams weren’t giving up very much and I thought that we cracked first. We made some mistakes and they ended up in our net. We talked about just staying committed to how we want to play, re-establishing it again in the second period and we were able to do that. Usually in the second period, one team usually starts to take over, I thought that’s what happened for us and credit to our guys for sticking with it – first of all for getting the game all square and then building the lead and taking care of it. Good game for our guys.
On Michael Carcone joining the Adam Brooks and Mason Marchment line:
It was really good to see, especially to see them bounce back. It was that line that cracked in hat first period and made some mistakes and were on for the goal against. But they responded very well after that which is very good to see. We’re looking for offence from all of our lines and looking for different people to step up and it’s nice to see Carcone get some confidence there and Brooksy too get on the scoresheet for three. A lot of good, positive things.
January 5 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m. ET
January 6 vs Charlotte – 4:00 p.m. ET
January 9 vs Utica – 7:00 p.m. ET
January 11 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m. ET
January 12 vs Rochester – 4:00 p.m. ET