Toronto Marlies Game Report
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
TORONTO MARLIES (5) @ CLEVELAND MONSTERS (6) SO January 23
Toronto: C. Grundstrom (12) (Unassisted), J. Bracco (11) (P. Engvall, C. Greening), A. Brooks (9) (Unassisted), R. Clune (1) (P. Engvall, C. Greening), S. Gagner (10) PP (C. Rosen, J. Bracco)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (29/34)
Cleveland: D. Somerby (4) (P. Bittner, S. Vigneault), S. Vigneault (2) (Unassisted), M. Letestu (12) (R. Collins, D. DeSalvo), K. Sherwood (6) (S. Vigneault, R. MacInnis), E. Robinson (11) (D. Simpson)
Goaltender: J. Berube (23/28)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Carl Grundstrom opened the scoring unassisted at 4:18 of the first period. Grundstrom has collected eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in six games against Cleveland.
- Jeremy Bracco scored at 6:34 of the first period and later picked up the secondary assist on Gagner’s third period power play goal. Bracco has 15 points (4 goals, 11 assists) in his last 10 games, with his four goals from his last five games.
- Adam Brooks scored unassisted at 2:57 of the second period. He has picked up seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) through five games against Cleveland. Brooks has two goals in two consecutive games.
- Rich Clune scored at 7:06 of the second period. This was his first point through six games the season.
- Sam Gagner scored on the power play at 17:44 of the third period. Gagner has 32 points (10 goals, 22 assists) in 35 games this season.
- Pierre Engvall recorded the primary assists on Bracco’s first period goal and Clune’s second period goal. Engvall has six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in his last five games.
- Colin Greening registered the secondary assists on Bracco’s first period goal and Clune’s second period goal. Greening has 12 points (3 goals, 8 assists) in 42 games this season.
- Calle Rosen had the primary assist on Gagner’s third period power play goal. Rosen has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in three consecutive games.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 29 of 34 shots he faced. Hutchinson is now 4-3-2-1 on the season with a .899 Save Percentage and a 3.47 Goals Against Average.
IN THE SHOOTOUT
· Sam Gagner – Goal (2018-19: 3/3)
· Dmytro Timashov – Stopped (2018-19: 0/2)
· Mason Marchment – Stopped (2018-19: 0/1)
· Michael Hutchinson – 1/3 (2018-19: 1/3)
- Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-3 on the power play.
- Cleveland had a 35-28 edge in shots in all situations. Jeremy Bracco, Adam Brooks and Carl Grundstrom led the Marlies with three shots on goal.
- Toronto’s away record is 12-6-1-2 and the team is second in the AHL in scoring on the road (98).
- The Marlies are 14-13-3-2 against North Division opponents and are 2-1-1-2 against the Monsters. Cleveland has outscored Toronto 30-26, with three games ending in overtime and two in a shootout.
- The Marlies are currently on their annual Boat Show road trip, returning to Coca-Cola Coliseum on February 1. Toronto is 2-0-0-1 and have outscored their opponents 14-9. Before the All-Star Break (January 27 to January 30), Toronto will finish their road trip this weekend, facing the Belleville Senators twice.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
- Goals: T. Moore, C. Mueller (19)
- Assists: J. Bracco (31)*
- Points: J. Bracco (42)
- PPG: C. Mueller (9)
- Shots: S. Gagner (112)
- +/-: C. Grundstrom (+10)
- PIMS: M. Marchment (56)
- Toronto is 18-4-1-1 when scoring first.
- The Marlies are 14-1-1-1 when leading after the first period and 15-0-1-1 when leading after the second period.
- Toronto is 7-7-1-2 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 3-2-0-1 in Wednesday games and are 6-2-0-1 in January.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
- Jeremy Bracco has recorded points (2-3-5) in two consecutive games.
- Pierre Engvall has recorded points (2-2-4) in two consecutive games.
- Carl Grundstrom has points (1-1-2) in two consecutive games.
- Calle Rosen has recorded points (1-3-4) in two consecutive games.
- Michael Carcone (concussion) did not dress for tonight’s game. He served a match penalty in the third period of Toronto’s game on January 12 against Rochester and did not return.
- Timothy Liljegren (ankle) did not dress for tonight’s game. He is week-to-week with a high ankle sprain.
- Steve Oleksy (concussion) did not dress for tonight’s game. He left Toronto’s game on January 5 against Syracuse and did not return.
- Rasmus Sandin (elbow sprain) did not dress for tonight’s game following an injury sustained during the World Juniors.
- January 23: Recalled forward Trevor Moore from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- January 18: Loaned forward Emerson Clark to Allen (ECHL).