Toronto Marlies Game Report- March 10
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Sunday, March 10, 2019
TORONTO MARLIES (2) vs. BRIDGEPORT SOUND TIGERS (3) SO
Bridgeport: J. Kubiak (6) (K. Bellows), J. Ho-Sang (7) (Unassisted)
Goaltender: J. Smith (40/42)
Toronto: M. Carcone (16) (V. LoVerde, R. Sandin), D. Timashov (11) PP (J. Bracco, R. Sandin)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo (32/34)
ON THE SCORESHEET
· Michael Carcone opened the scoring at 9:15 of the second period. Carcone has 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in his last nine games and his third consecutive game recording a point (2-2-4).
· Dmytro Timashov scored on the power play at 18:58 of the second period. This was his third consecutive game with a goal. Timashov has 10 points (6 goals, 4 assists) in his last 10 games.
· Vincent LoVerde recorded the primary assist on Carcone’s second period goal. This was LoVerde’s 150th AHL career point (44 goals, 106 assists) in 425 games.
· Rasmus Sandin registered the secondary assists on Carcone’s second period goal and Timashov’ second period power play goal. Sandin has recorded a point (1-4-5) in three consecutive games. This is his fourth multi-point game of the season.
· Jeremy Bracco had the primary assist on Timashov’s second period power play goal. This is Bracco’s 24th power play assist. Bracco has 11 points (2 goals, 8 assists) in his last 10 games.
· Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 32 of 34 shots he faced. This was his first shootout of the season. Kaskisuo is now 9-7-2-1 on the season with a .885 Save Percentage and a 3.30 Goals Against Average.
IN THE SHOOTOUT
· Dmytro Timashov – Goal (2018-19: 1/3)
· Jordan Subban – Stopped (2018-19: 0/1)
· Jeremy Bracco – Stopped (2018-19: 0/2)
· Kasimir Kaskisuo – 1/3 (2018-19: 1/3)
- Toronto is 17-6-3-2 since January 4 and have outscored their opponents 90-74, facing 14 different teams. In 22 of 28 games, Toronto has earned a point (39).
- Toronto went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 1-for-4 on the power play.
- Toronto had a 42-35 edge in shots in all situations. Adam Brooks led the Marlies with seven shots on goal, a season high.
- The Marlies are 7-5-0-1 against Atlantic Division opponents and 0-0-0-1 against the Bridgeport Sounds Tigers.
REGULAR SEASON LEADERS
- Goals: C. Mueller (24)
- Assists: J. Bracco (44)*
- Points: J. Bracco (60)
- PPG: C. Mueller (11)
- Shots: N. Baptiste (133)
- +/-: C. Rosen (+10)
- PIMS: M. Marchment (56)
- Toronto is 26-6-1-2 when recording the first goal of the game.
- The Marlies are 8-4-3-1 when tied after the first period and 7-3-3-2 when tied after the second period.
- Toronto is 15-10-4-2 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Marlies are 3-3-2-1 in Sunday games and are 3-0-0-1 in March.
CURRENT POINT STREAKS
- Michael Carcone has points (2-2-4) in three consecutive games.
- Dmytro Timashov has goals (3) in three consecutive games.
- Rasmus Sandin has points (1-4-5) in three consecutive games.
- Andreas Borgman (concussion) did not dress for tonight’s game. He left Toronto’s game following the first period on February 16 against Springfield.
- Frank Corrado (knee) did not dress for tonight’s game. He has not appeared for Toronto since February 5 against Belleville.
- Mason Marchment (collarbone) did not dress for tonight’s game. He left Toronto’s game in the first period on February 1 against Laval and did not return.
- Chris Mueller (hamstring) did not dress for tonight’s game. He left Toronto’s game in the third period on February 10 against Belleville.
- Calle Rosen (foot) did not dress for tonight’s game. He left Toronto’s game in the third period on February 22 against Syracuse.
- March 7: Returned forward Brady Ferguson on loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
- March 7: Recalled forward Zach O’Brien from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
- March 3: Recalled defenceman Kristians Rubins from loan to Newfoundland (ECHL).
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On today’s game:
I thought as a group we got better as it went on but overall, I liked our game. We liked to find ways to generate more offence, but we somewhat expect that generating offence at even strength is going to be a challenge for our team right now. I liked our third period especially. I thought we had enough opportunities to win the game and failed to do so and that's disappointing, but our guys worked today. They competed, that's a good hockey team and I thought we did a nice job against a lot of their best players. It gets down to three-on-three in overtime there and the shootout, you can really see the skill of (Bridgeport’s) group really come out but I thought at even strength we did a real nice job against them.
On Kasimir Kaskisuo's game:
He’s been great, and good for him too because he's worked really hard in practice and Hutchy's been getting the bulk of the starts and he's done a nice job for us there. But Kas has really been working and has prepared for this here today, you can tell and that's because of the work he's put in. He definitely gave us a chance to get points in this game. You never know what's going to happen there in the skills competition when that starts but unfortunately, it didn't go our way but I liked a lot about our game.
March 11 vs Belleville – 1:30 p.m. ET (Scotiabank Arena)
March 15 at Hershey – 7:00 p.m. ET
March 16 at Lehigh Valley – 7:05 p.m. ET
March 17 at WB/Scranton – 3:05 p.m. ET
March 20 at Bridgeport – 7:00 p.m. ET