Marlies 4 @ Laval 5 OT
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Friday, April 29, 2022
Toronto: C. Douglas (13) (C. Krys), J. Anderson (25) (P. Myers, B. Seney), B. McMann (24) PP (J. Duszak, J. Anderson), J. Anderson (26) (K. Rubīns, B. Seney)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (39/44) OT/L
Laval: J. Dea (26) (R. Harvey-Pinard), L. Belpedio (11) (B. Gignac, X. Ouellet), G. Borque (11) (N. Schnarr, J. Teasdale), B. Gignac (10) (X. Ouellet), A. Belzile (10) PP (J. Dea, X. Ouellet)
Goaltender: C. Primeau (30/34) OT/W
- Curtis Douglas opened the scoring unassisted at 2:16 of the first period. He has 34 goals (13 goals, 21 assists) in 66 games this season.
- Joey Anderson scored at 7:18 of the second period and at 9:15 of the third period. He also had the secondary assist on McMann’s second period goal. He has points (3-1-4) in consecutive games. This was his fifth three-point game this season.
- Bobby McMann scored on the power play at 14:56 of the second period. This was his 24th goal of the season which sets the record for goals in a season by a Marlies rookie. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
- Chad Krys had the lone assist on Douglas’ first period goal. He has nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) in 35 games with the Marlies.
- Phil Myers recorded the primary assist on Anderson’s second period goal. He had a career-high eight shots on goal.
- Joseph Duszak registered the primary assist on McMann’s second period goal. He is seventh overall in assists (45).
- Kristiāns Rubīns picked up the primary assist on Anderson’s third period goal. He has 11 points (1 goal, 10 assists) in 57 games this season.
- Brett Seney had the secondary assist on McMann’s second period goal. He is tied for ninth overall in assists (42).
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 39 of 44 shots he faced. He is 4-3 in overtime games this season.
- Toronto is 9-4 in overtime games this season.
- The previous Marlies record for goals by a rookie in a single season was set by Josh Leivo (23) in 2013-14.
- The Marlies went 2-for-3 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 25-8-2-0 when scoring on the power play and 20-18-3-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Laval had a 44-34 edge in shots in all situations. Phil Myers led the Marlies with eight shots on goal. Toronto is 23-20-3-1 when outshot by their opponents.
- The Marlies are 20-15-3-1 against North Division opponents and finish the regular season 3-3-1-1 against the Rocket. Laval outscored Toronto 34-30 through eight games.
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
We were mentally and physically in it the whole way through. We were really focused on trying to replicate what we did yesterday and I thought there was a real good calm confidence that we brought to our game. Early on, you could sense there was some frustration in the group and maybe things weren’t going in the direction that we wanted it to. By the second half of the game, we found that energy on the bench again that we had yesterday. The team was committed. Again, not the result we wanted but the process and everything that we’ve been building up to all season, every lesson we’ve learned, every loss we learned from throughout the year has compiled to now and the guys are in a much better place in executing at this time of year.
BOBBY McMANN (1 GOAL)
On tonight’s game:
Obviously, this one really stings. We wanted this one so bad. Every game we play though is a learning curve and we’re learning how to finish off games and unfortunately, we didn’t get the bounces or didn’t get the calls or whatever it was. We just didn’t quite finish this one off.
On his experience in the Toronto organization and breaking the Marlies rookie scoring record:
It’s been an adjustment playing a full season of pro like this. I’ve been lucky enough to play with a lot of great players, all up and down the lineup, both five-on-five and power play. And then had some good coaching teaching me how to best be in the scoring areas, best get my opportunities and be able to put the puck in the back of the net. It was definitely a good experience.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
April 30 at Belleville – 3:00 p.m.