Toronto Marlies Game Report- January 25
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Saturday, January 26, 2019
TORONTO MARLIES (2) @ BELLEVILLE SENATORS (6)
Toronto: C. Greening (4) (A. Borgman, D. Timashov), C. Grundstrom (13) PP (G. Gagné, S. LeBlanc)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (28/34)
Belleville: M. McCormick (6) (D. Batherson, C. Goloubef), T. Lindberg (5) (J. LaBate, A. Luchuk), F. Chlapik (11) PP (A. Tambellini, A. Luchuk), R. Balcers (15) SH (F. Chlapik, A. Englund), L. Brown (8) PP (D. Batherson, C. Wolanin), S. Elliott (4) (C. Wolanin, R. Balcers)
Goaltender: M. Hogberg (23/25)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Colin Greening put Toronto on the board at 6:42 of the first period with his fourth of the season. Greening has recorded three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in consecutive games.
- Carl Grundstrom scored on the power play at 12:05 of the second period. Grundstrom has eight points (4 goals, 4 assists) on the power play.
- Andreas Borgman recorded the primary assist on Greening’s first period goal. Borgman has 14 points (3 goals, 11 assists) through 29 games this season.
- Dmytro Timashov registered the secondary assist on Greening first period goal. Timashov has 10 assists in his last 12 games.
- Gabriel Gagné picked up the primary assist on Grundstrom’s second period power play goal. This was his first point as a Marlie.
- Stefan LeBlanc had the secondary assist on Grundstrom’s second period power play goal. LeBlanc has seven assists in 15 games this season.
- Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 28 of 34 shots he faced. Kaskisuo is now 6-7-1-0 on the season with a .870 Save Percentage and a 3.73 Goals Against Average.
- Toronto went 3-for-5 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play.
- Belleville had a 34-25 edge in shots in all situations. Andreas Borgman, Carl Grundstrom, Mason Marchment and Chris Mueller led the Marlies with three shots on goal.
- Toronto’s away record is 12-5-1-3 and the team is second in the AHL in scoring on the road (100).
- The Marlies are 14-13-3-3 against North Division opponents and are 2-3-1-0 against the Senators. Bellebville has outscored Toronto 24-22.
- The Marlies are currently on their annual Boat Show road trip, returning to Coca-Cola Coliseum on February 1. Toronto is 2-1-0-1 and have outscored their opponents 16-15.
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 (+9)
- PIMS: M. Marchment (56)
- The Marlies are 2-12-2-2 when trailing after the first period and 1-15-1-1 when trailing after the second period.
- Toronto is 7-8-1-2 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 6-4-1-2 in Saturday games and are 6-3-0-1 in January.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
- Colin Greening has points (1-2-3) in two consecutive games.
- Carl Grundstrom has points (2-1-3) in three 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 24: Returned forward Trevor Moore on loan from Toronto (NHL).
- January 23: Recalled forward Trevor Moore from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- January 18: Loaned forward Emerson Clark to Allen (ECHL).
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On Belleville jumping out to an early lead:
We did a good job of responding after that, I felt. We were right there hanging around in the game but obviously with the penalties is where the game got away on us. Their power play gave it to us pretty good today. Overall, it was a pretty thorough ass-kicking. We’re going to have to regroup here real quickly. We’ve got one more day of work here before we get a nice break. We had a chance to be humbled here quite a bit and that’s two games in a row we just didn’t have it. That was clearly a tired team verses a rested team out there. We’ve got to find a way to get some energy, get 60 minutes of good, hard work in before we break.
On the Belleville power play:
Lots of skill, moving the puck around a lot. They move the puck at different depths, they shoot it well as well. I just thought that we had to penalty kill too much today, that was our biggest issue, giving them too many opportunities of power play time. Our penalty kill guys got worn down and guys who don’t get on the penalty kill sat on the bench for very long stretches so the game just got away on us on that front. We’ve got to stay out of the penalty box to give ourselves a chance and we’ve got play better in our areas. We just were not good enough in our area today to beat a team that to me is much improved team with the moves they’ve made, revamped their defence and got some guys back from Ottawa here during the (NHL) break and that’s as good a lineup as we’ve seen from them and it showed.
January 26 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 1 vs Laval – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 2 vs Laval – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 5 vs Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 9 vs Springfield – 4:00 p.m. ET