Toronto Marlies vs Belleville Senators - Game Report - Feb 5, 2019

Nabeela Damji
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@Nabeeladamji

Tuesday, February 5, 2019


As I prepped for tonight’s game, I made a note that the Marlies and Senators have gone into OT the last three of seven games.

Aaaand I jinxed it.

Logan Brown scored in overtime for the visiting Belleville Senators as they beat the Toronto Marlies on Tuesday night.

The Senators came out running (well, skating) and capitalized early, with a goal from Erik Burgdoefer at 1:18 to make it 1-0.   

It took a while, but the Marlies were finally able to score when Jeremy Bracco buried one glove side to tie it up at 7:36.  This was his 13th goal of the season and was assisted by Chris Mueller. 

The Marlies went up 2-1 when Sam Gagne tipped one in front of the net after a battle along the boards at 12:58, with Trevor Moore lending the helper. The Senators answered right back when Jordan Murray's shot from the blueline made it through traffic and in to tie it up at 2.

The game was tied at 2 after one period. Shots on gall were 12-7 in favor of the Marlies.

The second period started off strong for Toronto as they did a good job keeping the puck in the Senators zone and registered two shots on goal in the first three minutes. 

Toronto was called for holding four minutes into the second, and Belleville had a chance on the man advantage but didn’t capitalize.  

 Then, at 10:26, Mueller netted one on a breakaway to give the Marlies a 3-1 lead. This was his 22nd goal of the year and was assisted by Bracco.

 At 13:58, NiIck Paul evened things up again at 3 after wiring a shot past Michael Hutchinson for his third goal of the year.

With just two to go in the second frame, Aaron Luchuk redirected a pass from Andreas Englund for his third goal of the season and made it 4-3 for the Senators.  

Just 30 seconds later the Marlies answered right back when Marc Cacrone buried one off the side of the net to tie it up again at 4. This was his 12th of the year and was assisted by Colin Greening at 18:30.

The second ended in a 4-4 tie, and the shots were 25-19 in favor of the Marlies.

In the third, Luchuk notched his second of the game with a wrister past Hutchinson for a one-goal lead. The Senators then nabbed a two-goal lead to make it 6-4 thanks to Drake Batherson on the power play that was set up by Logan Brown and Filip Chlapik.  

Borgman backhanded a shot to answer for the Marlies and made it 6-5 before Frank Corrado tied it up with a wrister from the blueline to make it 6-6.

This one needed overtime, and with just a minute left in the extra frame, Brown buried a shot past Hutchinson for the game-winner.