MARLIES 3 @ GRAND RAPIDS 2 OT
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Toronto: L. Shaw (7) (M. Hollowell, J. Anderson), G. Slaggert (2) (M. Ellis, N. Hoefenmayer), J. Anderson (8) PP (A. Steeves, S. Der-Arguchintsev)
Goaltender: D. McKay (26/28) W
Grand Rapids: G. Smith (2) (P. Andreasson), C. Hanas (7) (J. McIsaac, G. Smith)
Goaltender: V. Brattstrom (32/35) OT/L
ON THE SCORESHEET
Logan Shaw put the Marlies on the board at 3:19 of the first period. He has recorded points (6-5-11) in five consecutive games.
Graham Slaggert scored at 4:21 of the third period. He has two goals in nine games this season.
Joey Anderson score the game-winning goal at 3:28 of overtime and earlier registered the secondary assist on Shaw’s first period goal. He has points (1-2-3) in consecutive games.
Mac Hollowell had the primary assist on Shaw’s first period. He has assists (3) in three consecutive games.
Max Ellis recorded the primary assist on Slaggert’s third period goal. This is his first career professional point.
Noel Hoefenmayer picked up the secondary assist on Slaggert’s third period goal. He has 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists in 11 games this season with the Marlies, leading all Toronto defencemaen.
Alex Steeves had the primary assist on Anderson’s overtime goal. He has 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in 12 games this season.
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev recorded the secondary assist on Anderson’s overtime goal which extend his League-leading assist streak to eight games.
Dryden McKay stopped 26 of 28 shots he faced. This was his first career AHL win.
This was Toronto’s fourth overtime game of the season (3-1).
The Marlies went 4-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-6 on the power play. Toronto is 9-2-1-0 when scoring on the power play and 5-0-0-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
Toronto has recorded a power play goal (17) in each of their first 12 games of the season. This set the all-time franchise record for consecutive games with a power play goal. The team’s power play is first overall in the league (30.9).
Toronto had a 35-28 edge in shots in all situations. Mac Hollowell led the Marlies with five shots on goal. Toronto is 5-1-1-0 when outshooting their opponent.
The Marlies are 2-1-1-0 against Central Division opponents and finish their regular season series 2-1-1-0 against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Grand Rapids and Toronto both scored 13 goals through four games.
Not scoring first 3-1-0-0
Tied after 1st 4-1-0-0
Tied after 2nd 1-0-0-0
On the road 6-1-1-0
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players
Goals 8 (J. Anderson, A. Gaudette)
Assists 10 (S. Der-Arguchintsev)
Points 16 (J. Anderson, L. Shaw)
PPG 4 (L. Shaw)
Shots 43 (A. Gaudette)
+/- +7 (M. Rifai)
PIMS 30 (C. Douglas)
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
Really happy with it. Tonight was a very mature game. Great fans this weekend playing here in Grand Rapids and there were moments in the game where the crowd can make you feel like they a lot of momentum and have a lot of highs and lows but our team had a lot of confidence and sticking to our plan and the way we needed to play for 60 minutes.
On Max Ellis:
Every game that he’s gotten into he’s gotten better and better. He’s earning our trust, he’s playing responsibly. He’s really fast. He puts a lot of pressure on the other team when they’ve got the puck and he get into open ice really good and get up ice and get some shots.
On Dryden McKay’s second game and first AHL win:
You could tell he looked more comfortable today. First game yesterday and to play back to back which is not easy at all for a goalie, he looked very comfortable and made some huge saves for us to keep us in it and give us a chance. Can’t say enough about someone
coming in and battling like that for our team.
JOEY ANDERSON (OVERTIME WINNER)
On tonight’s game:
I think we were great tonight. It was unfortunate that they scored at the end of regulation there but we played hard and we played to our system and our identity tonight. It was a really good, gutsy road win for us.
MAX ELLIS (1 ASSIST)
On his performance this season:
I think it’s definitely improving and that’s credit to the coaches, allowing me to take time to develop and coaching me every time I’m out there. Showing me the clips, telling me what I’m doing wrong, what I’m doing right and just helping me feel comfortable every time I’m on the ice.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
November 18 at Belleville – 7:05 p.m.
November 19 vs. Abbotsford – 1:30 p.m. (Scotiabank Arena)
November 20 vs. Abbotsford – 4:00 p.m.
November 23 at Syracuse – 7:00 p.m.