HARTFORD 1 @ MARLIES 4
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Friday, April 15, 2022
Hartford: A. Greco (20) PP (N. Merkley, K. Kinkaid)
Goaltender: K. Kinkaid (33/36) L
Toronto: J. Blandisi (11) (B. Seney, P. Myers), N. Robertson (12) SH (B. Seney), A. Steeves (22) PP (B. Seney, J. Duszak), B. McMann (22) EN, SH (P. Myers)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (27/28) W
- Joseph Blandisi opened the scoring at 4:37 of the first period. He has points (3-2-5) in five consecutive games.
- Nick Robertson scored shorthanded at 1:20 of the second period. This was his first career AHL shorthanded goal and second game-winning goal of the season. He has points (4-1-5) in five consecutive games.
- Alex Steeves scored on the power play at 18:57 of the second period. He is tied for fifth amongst rookies in goals (22).
- Bobby McMann scored shorthanded on the empty net at 17:40 of the third period. This was his third shorthanded goal of the season. He has points (3-1-4) in three games. He is tied for fifth amongst rookies in goals (22).
- Brett Seney had the primary assists on Blandisi’s first period goal and Steeves’ second period goal. He also had the lone assist on Robertson’s second period goal. This was his sixth three-point game of the season. He has 52 points (16 goals, 36 assists) in 55 games this past season.
- Phil Myers recorded the secondary assist on Blandisi’s first period goal and the lone assist on McMann’s third period goal.
- Joseph Duszak recorded the secondary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He is sixth overall in assists (42).
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 of 28 shots he faced.
- Toronto has scored 14 shorthanded goals this season and are tied for first overall in the league. This is third most shorthanded goals recorded by the club in a season. Eight different Marlies have recorded a shorthanded goal.
- The Marlies went 4-for-5 on the penalty kill and 1-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 24-7-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 18-16-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Toronto had a 37-28 edge in shots in all situations. Nick Robertson led the Marlies with seven shots on goal. Toronto is 14-6-1-0 when outshooting their opponent.
- The Marlies are 8-7-1-0 against Atlantic Division opponents and finish the regular season 1-1-0-0 against the Wolf Pack.
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
We got better as the first period went on. First four shifts or so were definitely not the direction we wanted the game to go in to start. The team did a good job of recognizing it and finding our way back in the game and found some momentum in special teams. We got stronger as the game went on.
On Brett Seney:
He’s been the catalyst for our team all season. With Anderson out, those two guys have a lot of chemistry and play well together but he’s been really strong in levelling up some other guys who have had an opportunity to play with him. He was a big part of the win tonight.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
April 16 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.
April 20 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
April 22 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
April 24 vs. Belleville – 4:00 p.m.
April 27 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.