Rochester 7 @ Marlies 3
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Rochester: J. Quinn (3) (J. Peterka, J. Schuldt), B. Warren (1) (Unassisted), R. MacInnis (1) (M. Pekar, M. Mersch), J. Quinn (4) (J. Peterka, B. Davidson), L. Weissbach (1) (M. Jankowski, J. Teves), M. Mersch (1) (M. Jankowski), L. Weissbach (2) (M. Mersch, M. Jankowski)
Goaltender: A. Dell (27/30)
Toronto: B. Seney (3) (J. Anderson, F. Král), B. Seney (4) (J. Kopacka), K. Semyonov (1) (M. Hellickson, C. Douglas)
Goaltender: E. Källgren (3/7) L, A. D’Agostini (18/21)
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Brett Seney scored at 5:28 and 18:25 of the first period. Seney has four goals through three games this season with the Marlies. He is tied for the AHL lead in goals.
- Kirill Semyonov scored at 15:39 of the second period. This was his first career AHL goal. He collected three assists in Toronto’s home opener on Oct. 16 against Manitoba.
- Joey Anderson recorded the primary assist on Seney’s first goal of the opening period. Anderson has two points (one goal, one assist) through three games.
- Filip Král registered the secondary assist on Seney’s first goal of the opening period. This was Král’s first career AHL assist.
- Jack Kopacka picked up the lone assist on Seney’s second goal of the first period.
- Matt Hellickson collected the primary assist on Semyonov’s second period goal. This was his first career AHL point in his AHL debut.
- Curtis Douglas recorded the secondary assist on Semyonov’s second period goal. This was his first career AHL point.
- Erik Källgren stopped three of seven shots he faced in 13:06 of action. He is now 1-2-0-0 on the season with a 0.870 save percentage and a 4.51 goals against average. Andrew D’Agostini stopped 18 of 21 shots he faced in relief of Källgren.
- Toronto went 1-for-1 on the penalty kill and did not have a power play opportunity.
- Toronto had a 30-28 edge in shots in all situations. Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Filip Král and Brett Seney led the Marlies with four shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 0-1-0-0 against North Division opponents and 0-1-0-0 against the Rochester Americans.
Trailing after 1 0-2-0-0
Trailing after 2 0-2-0-0
Did not score a power play goal 0-2-0-0
Did not allow a power play goal 1-1-0-0
Outshoot opponent 0-1-0-0
Goals 4 (B. Seney)
Assists 3 (K. Semyonov)
Points 3 (K. Semyonov, B. Seney)
PPG 1 (J. Ho-Sang)
Shots 11 (B. Seney)
+/-: +1 (Multiple players)
PIMS 6 (C. Douglas, J. Duszak)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On today’s game:
To start the game, some good life, some good jump. The guys did a good job sticking to the game plan early. We generated some good scoring chances; we had a lot of momentum going. A couple of unfortunate bounces. The real positive takeaway early in the game was even with the goals against, the bench stayed positive. Their process today was much better than it was even last weekend early on in the game and even in the second, we found a way to generate momentum, start fighting back. The early goal in the third, you can tell the bench deflated a little bit. It’s tough looking at these games. You look at the final result and it’s definitely not good enough and not a result that we want to have. If we’re comparing last weekend and how we came out for the first half of this game, there was much improved gameplay for our team. So, we’re going to stick to some of the positives here at the beginning. Tomorrow is another big opportunity for us, and you could tell this one stings. These two last losses were big, and we need to make sure that when we’re coming to play and we’re generating offence, there’s got to be more structure to our offence. It’s a little loose right now and we’re going to tighten it up and make sure that we’re putting ourselves in a good spot offensively and defensively, not just offensively.
On Brett Seney’s performance through three games:
Really impressive. His work ethic, the way he thinks the game. For someone his size even at this level, he doesn’t just rely on soft skill. He works hard, he helps get pucks back, he puck pressures. It’s just easy to read off of him. He’s just doing everything the right way and he gets rewarded for it, for playing the right way.
- October 18: Recalled forward Jeremy McKenna from loan to Newfoundland (ECL)
- October 18: Goaltender Joseph Woll loaned from Toronto (NHL)
- October 17: Recalled goaltender Michael Hutchinson from loan by Toronto (NHL).
- October 15: Signed goaltender Andrew D’Agostini to a PTO.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
October 24 vs. Cleveland – 4:00 p.m.
October 27 at Laval – 7:30 p.m.
October 29 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
October 30 vs. Belleville – 4:00 p.m.
November 5 at Rochester – 7:05 p.m.