Toronto Marlies Game Report- April 10
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
TORONTO MARLIES (3) @ BELLEVILLE SENATORS (2)
Toronto: A. Brooks (21) (K. Rubins, J. Bracco), M. Marchment (13) (R. Sandin), M. Carcone (20) (A. Borgman, S. Oleksy)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (25/27)
Belleville: J. LaBate (8) (C. Wolanin, D. Archibald), J. Rodewald (22) PP (D. Batherson, C. Wolanin)
Goaltender: M. Hogberg (26/29)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Adam Brooks scored at 17::43 of the first period. Brooks has recorded goals (2) in consecutive games. Brooks has 40 points (21 goals, 19 assists) in 60 games.
- Mason Marchment scored at 12:38 of the second period. Marchment has collected goals (2) in consecutive games. Marchment has 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) in 43 games.
- Michael Carcone scored at 13:56 of the second period. This was his fifth game-winning goal of the season and his 20th goal of the season, matching his career high of 27 points.
- Kristians Rubins recorded the primary assist on Brooks’ first period goal. This was Rubins’ second assist in 13 games with Toronto this season.
- Jeremy Bracco registered the secondary assist on Brooks’ first period goal. Bracco has 13 points (4 goals. 9 assists) in 11 games against Belleville. Bracco has recorded 29 points (7 goals, 22 assists) in his last 23 games. He leads the AHL in points (78).
- Rasmus Sandin picked up the lone assist on Marchment’s second period goal. Sandin has collected 27 points (6 goals, 21 assists) in 43 games this season.
- Andreas Borgman had the primary assist on Carcone’s second period goal. Borgman has 17 points (goals, 13 assists) through 44 games.
- Steve Oleksy recorded the secondary assist on Carcone’s second period goal. Oleksy has seven points (2 goals, 5 assists) in 37 games with Toronto this season.
- Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 25 of 27 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 12-9-3-1 on the season with a .895 Save Percentage and a 3.07 Goals Against Average.
- Toronto is 24-10-5-2 since January 4 and have outscored their opponents 129-113, facing 17 different teams. In 31 of 41 games, Toronto has earned at least a point (55).
- Toronto was 3-for-4 for on the penalty kill and was 0-for-3 on the power play. This is only the sixth time on the road the Marlies have been held without a goal on the power play.
- Toronto had a 29-27 edge in shots in all situations. Jeremy Bracco led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 27-14-8-3 against North Division opponents and are 4-4-3-0 against the Senators.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
- Goals: C. Mueller (33)
- Assists: J. Bracco (57)
- Points: J. Bracco (78)*
- PPG: C. Mueller (16)
- Shots: P. Engvall (156)
- +/-: C. Mueller (+9)
- PIMS: S. Oleksy (66)
- The Marlies are 14-7-3-1 when tied after the first period and 29-1-2-1 when leading after the second period.
- Toronto is 18-11-4-2 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Marlies are 7-5-0-1 in Wednesday games and are 2-1-1-0 in April.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
- Colin Greening (knee) did not dress for tonight’s game. He left Toronto’s game in the third period on March 10 against Bridgeport and did not return.
- Vincent LoVerde (knee) did not dress for tonight’s game. He left Toronto’s game in the second period against Rochester on March 24 and did not return.
- April 4: Recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- April 4: Reassigned goaltender Eamon McAdam by Toronto (NHL) from Newfoundland (ECHL) to Toronto (AHL).
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On today’s win:
I like it a lot. We know what’s at stake for our opponent and we tried to challenge our team to rise to that occasion and recognize that playoff hockey is just around the corner here and we’ve got a team in Belleville that’s playing for their playoff lives. We wanted to meet that challenge and I thought our guys did. I thought we played a good game, a responsible game, not a perfect game by any means. It was a pretty responsible effort from our guys, a good positive step here for us as we start to close the book on the regular season.
On Kasimir Kaskisuo’s recent play:
He’s been really good for a long enough period of time now here where you’re not going into the game uncertain about what you’re going to get. He’s been really consistent and we feel good about him back there. We knew with the talent that (Belleville) has and what’s at stake, we knew they were going to come and there was going to be chances. There weren’t a great deal of them but when there were, he was really good. All the way through, I thought it was a really solid effort from our team and I’m really happy that we were able to put together a game like this considering there’s nothing at stake for our team, other than the preparation for playoffs so that could be a challenge mentally and I thought that our guys met that challenge today.
April 13 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET
April 14 vs Cleveland – 4:00 p.m. ET