GRAND RAPIDS 7 @ MARLIES 5
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Grand Rapids: D. Shine (15) PP (J. McIsaac), T. Elson (20) (J. Berggren), R. Barber (16) PP (T. Hirose, J. Berggren), D. Renouf (3) (B. Ghafari, T. Spezia), R. Barber (17) PP (K. Criscuolo, J. Berggren), R. Barber (18) PP (T. Hirose, D. Worrad), B. Lashoff (5) EN, SH (J. Dickinson)
Goaltender: V. Brattstrom (11/15), K. Fulcher (8/9) W
Toronto: D. Ovchinnikov (2) (R. Clune, C. Douglas), N. Robertson (11) (S. Der-Arguchintsev, B. McMann), J. Blandisi (9) SH (Unassisted), T. Kivihalme (1) (J. Ho-Sang, M. Hollowell), B. McMann (20) (A. Steeves, S. Der-Arguchintsev)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (14/19), B. Christopoulos (5/6) L
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Dmitry Ovchinnikov opened the scoring at 2:40 of the first period. He has two goals in six games with the Marlies.
- Nick Robertson scored at 3:50 of the first period. He has goals (3) in three consecutive games.
- Joseph Blandisi scored shorthanded at 16:30 of the first period. He has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. This was Blandisi’s first shorthanded goal of the season.
- Teemu Kivihalme scored at 48 seconds into the second period. This was Kivihalme’s first goal of the season.
- Bobby McMann scored at 19:32 of the third period and earlier added the secondary assist. He is tied for eighth amongst rookies in goals (20).
- Rich Clune recorded the primary assist on Ovchinnikov’s first period goal.
- Curtis Douglas picked up the secondary assist on Ovchinnikov’s first period goal. He has 32 points (11 goals, 22 assists) in 59 games this season.
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev had the lone assist on Robertson’s first period goal and the secondary assist on McMann’s third period goal. He has 31 points (13 goals, 18 assists) in 49 games this season.
- Josh Ho-Sang registered the primary assist on Kivihalme’s second period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games.
- Mac Hollowell recorded the secondary assist on Kivihalme’s second period goal.
- Alex Steeves had the primary assist on McMann’s third period goal. He has points (1-2-3) in three consecutive games. Steeves is 10th overall amongst rookies in points (21-22-43).
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 14 of 19 shots he faced in 40:00 of action. Billy Christopoulos stopped 5 of 6 shots in relief of Hutchinson.
- Joseph Blandisi’s shorthanded goal was Toronto’s 12 of the season which ties the club for second in the league.
- The Marlies went 2-for-6 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play. Toronto is 11-19-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 16-16-2-1 when allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Grand Rapids had a 26-24 edge in shots in all situations. Joseph Duszak led the Marlies with six shots on goal. Toronto is 21-19-2-1 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 6-5-0-0 against Central Division opponents and are 2-1-0-0 against the Griffins. Toronto has outscored Grand Rapids 13-11 through three games.
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players
*All times Eastern Standard Time
April 10 vs. Grand Rapids – 4:00 p.m.
April 15 vs. Hartford – 7:00 p.m.
April 16 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.
April 20 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m.
April 22 at Laval – 7:00 p.m.