TORONTO MARLIES GAME REPORT - Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Toronto Marlies
BarnBurner Sports Writer

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Marlies 4 @ Belleville 8


Toronto: M. Salomaki (7) SH (Unassisted), S. Pooley (8) (H. Elynuik), M. Read (13) PP (K. Agostino, M. Lorito), E. Korshkov (16) (M. Kapla)
Goaltender: J. Woll (21/29)

Belleville: N. Baptiste (4) (M. Klimchuk, P. Kelly), F. Chlapik (8) (J. LaBate, D. Archibald), M. Lajoie (3) (J. Norris, V. Abrmaov), J. Szwarz (18) (M. Carcone, J. Aspirot), J. Norris (31) (D. Batherson, V. Abramov), M. Carcone (13) (Unassisted), D. Archibald (11) (J. Aspirot), M. Klimchuk (12) (P. Kelly, N. Baptiste)
Goaltender: A. Dubeau (19/23)



  • Miikka Salomaki put the Marlies on the board with an unassisted shorthanded goal at 19:05 of the first period. He has three points (2 goals, 1 assist) through five games with the Marlies this season. This was his first career AHL shorthanded goal.
  • Scott Pooley scored at 5:07 of the second period. Pooley has 11 points (8 goals, 3 assists) in 27 games this season.
  • Matt Read scored on the power play at 17:26 of the second period. This was his first power play goal of the season.
  • Egor Korshkov scored at 3:06 of the third period. He has six points (5 goals, 1 assist) in seven games against Belleville. Korshkov has 25 points (16 goals, 9 assists) through 41 games.
  • Hudson Elynuik registered the lone assist on Pooley’s second period goal. Elynuik has 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists) in 49 games this season.
  • Kenny Agostino recorded the primary assist on Read’s second period power play goal. Agostino has seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) in his last five games.
  • Matt Lorito had the secondary assist on Read’s second period power play goal. He has three assists in his last two games. Lorito has 26 points (9 goals, 17 assists) in 55 games this season.
  • Michael Kapla picked up the lone assist on Korshkov’s third period goal. Kapla has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 13 games this season.
  • Joseph Woll stopped 21 of 29 shots he faced. Woll is now 11-14-3-2 on the season with a .879 save percentage and a 3.83 goals against average.


  • Toronto was 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-8 on the power play. Toronto has six shorthanded goals this season.
  • Belleville had a 29-23 edge in shots in all situations. Miikka Salomaki led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 15-17-3-1 against North Division opponents and 5-5-0-0 against the Belleville Senators.


  • Goals: K. Agostino (25)
  • Assists: J. Bracco (30)
  • Points:  K. Agostino (47)
  • PPG: K. Agostino (7)
  • Shots: P. Aberg (138)
  • +/-:  E. Korshkov, M. Salomaki (+11)
  • PIMS: G. Wilson (75)


  • The Marlies are 9-14-1-0 when trailing after the first period and 5-19-2-1 when trailing after the second period.
  • Toronto is 19-15-1-2 when outshot by their opponent.
  • The Marlies are 3-5-0-0 in Wednesday games and are 1-1-0-0 in March.


  • Kenny Agostino has points (2-1-3) in consecutive games.
  • Matt Lorito has assists (3) in consecutive games.
  • Scott Pooley has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games).


  • Adam Brooks (concussion) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Belleville on February 15 and did not return.
  • Kasimir Kaskisuo (hand) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville.
  • Kalle Kossila (migraines) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville.
  • Jesper Lindgren (high ankle sprain) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Cleveland on January 24 in the third period and did not return.
  • Nic Petan (shoulder) did not dress for tonight’s game against Belleville. He left Toronto’s game against Rochester on February 8 and did not return.


  • February 27: Recalled defenceman Sergei Sapego from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 26: Recalled defenceman Calle Rosen from loan by Toronto (NHL).
  • February 25: Loaned defenceman Miles Gendron to Newfoundland (ECHL).
  • February 25: Loaned forward Matt Lorito from Toronto (NHL).
  • February 24: Traded forward Nick Baptiste to Belleville (AHL).
  • February 24: Recalled goaltender Parker Gahagen from Newfoundland (ECHL).



On what was different in tonight’s loss versus the comeback win against Texas:
Our lack of compete right from the start. For how many points we need right now and what this week is and what we’ve been talking about and they know our playoff lives are on the line here, that first period wasn’t good enough and to think that we can turn it on late against a good team like this, the players should be really down on themselves.

On what kind of team the Marlies are when they have success:
Our team, we can play our possession style if we have the compete and we do at times and when our brains are turned on and we’re engaged and active in the game, we’re not shoulder-checking, we’re not identifying what the time and space is around us before we get the puck, it ends up playing too slow. They just think that they can take a game off all of sudden, just because they had two decent games they put together and they’ve got to find a way to want more than that for themselves within our brand and we’ve had success winning hockey games by all five guys on the ice being active and holding onto the puck and making plays with each other, it’s when we get individual.

On if it was tough leaving Joseph Woll in for the entire game:
It was tough. We were finding our way back in the game so it didn’t feel as though we got too far away from it. He’s a great goaltender, he deserves a lot better. I could hear guys after in the room not happy with themselves and know that our goalie deserves a lot better than what they gave him here tonight.


March 6 vs Syracuse – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 7 vs Syracuse – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 11 at Bridgeport – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 13 at Hershey – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 14 at Lehigh Valley – 7:05 p.m. ET