BELLEVILLE 4 @ MARLIES 3
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Belleville: L. Shaw (13) PP (V. Lodin, E. Sokolov), M. Kastelic (14) (J. Lucchini, Z. Senyshyn), V. Lodin (5) PP (Z. Leslie, A. Agozzino), L. Shaw (14) (E. Sokolov, J. Aspirot)
Goaltender: F. Gustavsson (32/35) W
Toronto: P. Holmberg (2) (M. Abramov, J. Ho-Sang), P. Myers (2) (T. Kivihalme, M. Michaelis), B. McMann (23) (C. Krys, M. Michaelis)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (31/35) L
- Pontus Holmberg put the Marlies on the board at 2:46 of the second period on the power play. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
- Phil Myers scored at 7:29 of the second period. He has points (2-1-3) in three consecutive games.
- Bobby McMann scored at 19:32 of the second period. This was his 23rd goal of the season which matches a franchise record for number of goals in a season by a rookie.
- Mikhail Abramov recorded the primary assist on Holmberg’s second period goal. He has 26 points (6 goals, 20 assists) in 65 games this season.
- Josh Ho-Sang had the secondary assist on Holmberg’s second period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. Ho-Sang has 33 points (15 goals, 18 assists) in 45 games this season.
- Teemu Kivihalme registered the primary assist on Myers’ second period goal. He has five points (1 goal, 4 assists) in 29 games this season.
- Marc Michaelis picked up the secondary assists on Myers’ and McMann’s second period goals. This is his second multi-assist game in 19 games this season.
- Chad Krys had the primary assist on McMann’s second period goal. He has eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in 33 games this season.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 31 of 35 shots he faced.
- The Marlies went 2-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-7 on the power play. Toronto is 12-21-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 18-18-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Both Belleville and Toronto recorded 35 shots. Nick Robertson led the Marlies with seven shots on goal. Toronto is 0-2-0 when recording the same number of shots as their opponent.
- The Marlies are 19-15-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 6-4-1-0 against the Senators. Toronto has outscored Belleville 43-31 through 11 games.
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On the final three games of the season:
Constant message of consistency. This time of year when things are tight, every shift’s a big shift, every play’s a big play. We have really long stretches of doing things really well, and then there’s one lapse, or one or two shifts that change momentum, and not necessarily is a team earning it, sometimes it’s us giving it to them. We got to eliminate that stuff.
BOBBY McMANN (1 GOAL)
On how the team approaches the final three games of the season:
Basically, it comes down to execution. Efforts are great, but at this point of the season you’ve got to execute, and you’ve got to come out with wins because that’s what’s going to get you in to the playoffs and that’s what matters right now.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
April 27 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
April 28 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.
April 30 at Belleville – 3:00 p.m.