Toronto Marlies Game Report- January 26
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Sunday, January 27, 2019
TORONTO MARLIES (3) @ BELLEVILLE SENATORS (2) SO
Toronto: J. Bracco (12) PP (C. Mueller, C. Rosen), T. Sestito (1) (C. Rosen, D. Timashov)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (28/30)
Belleville: L. Brown (9) (A. Englund, D. Batherson), D. Batherson (9) (E. Burgdoerfer, L. Brown)
Goaltender: M. Hogberg (24/26)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Jeremy Bracco opened the scoring on the power play at 1:41 of the first period. Bracco has 16 points (5 goals, 11 assists) in his last 12 games. He has 20 points (3 goals, 17 assists) on the power play.
- Tom Sestito scored at 7:08 of the first period. This is Sestito’s first goal for Toronto in his first game.
- Chris Mueller recorded the primary assist on Bracco’s power play goal in the first period. Mueller has recorded 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) on the road this season.
- Calle Rosen registered the secondary assist on Bracco’s first period power play goal and the primary assist on Sestito’s first period goal. Rosen has six points (1 goal, 5 assists) in his last five games. This is his ninth multi-point game of the season.
- Dmytro Timashov picked up the secondary assist on Sestito’s first period goal. Timashov has 28 points (5 goals, 23 assists) in 41 games this season.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 28 of 30 shots he faced. Hutchinson is now 5-3-2-1 on the season with a .902 Save Percentage and a 3.31 Goals Against Average.
IN THE SHOOTOUT
· Jeremy Bracco – Stopped (2018-19: 1/1)
· Mason Marchment – Goal (2018-19: 1/2)
· Gabriel Gagné – Goal (2018-19: 1/1)
· Michael Hutchinson – 2/3 (2018-19: 3/6)
- Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill including a five-minute major in the third period and 1-for-3 on the power play. Toronto leads the AHL in away power play goals (29).
- Belleville had a 30-27 edge in shots in all situations. Andreas Borgman and Colin Greening led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
- Toronto’s away record is 13-5-1-3 and the team is second in the AHL in scoring on the road (102).
- The Marlies are 15-13-3-3 against North Division opponents and are 3-3-1-0 against the Senators. Belleville has outscored Toronto 26-25.
- The Marlies finish their annual Boat Show road trip 3-1-0-1, collecting seven of a possible 10 points and outscoring their opponents 19-17.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
- Goals: T. Moore, C. Mueller (19)
- Assists: J. Bracco (31)
- Points: J. Bracco (43)
- PPG: C. Mueller (9)
- Shots: S. Gagner (112)
- +/-: C. Grundstrom (+8)
- PIMS: M. Marchment (56)
- Toronto is 19-4-1-1 when scoring first.
- The Marlies are 15-1-1-1 when leading after the first period and 16-0-1-1 when trailing after the second period.
- Toronto is 8-8-1-2 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 8-5-0-0 in Saturday games and are 7-3-0-1 in January.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
- 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).
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On assistant coach Rob Davison and the penalty kill:
He’s pretty happy as he should be. He put in a lot work in preparing the team today. It was not a good day for us yesterday at all. But we made some adjustments and the guys responded very well at crucial times. That’s the best part of it because the penalty kill was really an issue for us yesterday and it was called on to save the game for us today and it responded perfectly so it was really great.
On the start of the game:
I really liked our first period. I like a lot about it. Obviously, it built the lead. And then our second period, I didn’t like much about it at all. Then I thought our third period was a little more even. I liked chunks of it and of course, you like how the team responds, a lot of adversity there. We’re a tired team here, we played like a tired team here this week. That’s 10 of the last 11 days that we’ve spent on the road here and I think it took its toll on us. But fortunately, now, we’ve put a couple points in the bank and you get to enjoy some time away.
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
February 10 vs Belleville – 4:00 p.m. ET