SYRACUSE 3 @ MARLIES 4 OT
FiredUp Network Sports Writer
Thursday, April 7, 2022
Syracuse: C. Koepke (20) (F. Claesson, G. Fortier), D. Raddysh (7) (A. Barré-Boulet, G. Goncalves), R. Nash (3) (A. Barré-Boulet, C. Hudon)
Goaltender: M. Lagace (21/25) OT/L
Toronto: N. Robertson (10) (S. Der-Arguchintsev), C. Douglas (11) (Unassisted), A. Steeves (21) (B. Seney, J. Blandisi), M. Abramov (5) (J. Ho-Sang, J. Duszak)
Goaltender: M. Hutchinson (29/32) W
ON THE SCORESHEET
- Nick Robertson put the Marlies on the board at 8:37 of the second period. He has six points (5 goals, 1 assists) in five of his last six games.
- Curtis Douglas scored at 13:46 of the second period. He has 31 points (11 goals, 21 assists) in 58 games this season.
- Alex Steeves scored at 17:46 of the second period. He has points (1-1-2) in consecutive games. Steeves is tied for 10th overall amongst rookies in points (21-21-42) and tied for fifth in goals (21).
- Mikhail Abramov scored the game-winner at 3:41 of overtime. This was Abramov’s first AHL career overtime goal.
- Semyon Der-Arguchintsev had the lone assist on Robertson’s second period goal. He has 30 points (13 goals, 17 assists) in 48 games this season.
- Brett Seney recorded the primary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He leads the Marlies in points (16-32-48) through 52 games.
- Joseph Blandisi registered the secondary assist on Steeves’ second period goal. He has assists (2) in consecutive games. Blandisi has 24 points (8 goals, 16 assists) in 33 games with the Marlies. This was his 250th career AHL game.
- Josh Ho-Sang picked up the primary assist on Abramov’s overtime goal.
- Joseph Duszak had the secondary assist on Abramov’s overtime goal. He has third most assists (40) in a single season by a defenceman.
- Michael Hutchinson stopped 29 of 32 shots he faced. He is 3-2 in overtime games this season
- Toronto is 8-3 in overtime games this season.
- The Marlies went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill and 0-for-2 on the power play. Toronto is 11-18-2-1 when not scoring on the power play and 17-10-1-0 when not allowing a goal on the penalty kill.
- Syracuse had a 32-25 edge in shots in all situations. Alex Steeves led the Marlies with four shots on goal. Toronto is 21-18-2-1 when outshot by their opponent.
- The Marlies are 18-12-2-1 against North Division opponents and are 2-1-0-0 against the Crunch. Both teams have scored nine goals through three games. Each of Toronto’s nine goals against the Crunch have been from different players.
MARLIES LEADERS *Amongst active players
HEAD COACH GREG MOORE
On tonight’s game:
Obviously, the quick goal against, I think it deflated us a little bit. The team was really hungry and ready to go, and that’s not putting it on anybody, it’s just natural energy of a quick goal against. We had a hard time the rest of the period trying to find our focus and our plan and our legs. The second period response was awesome. We established our forecheck, we found more time in the offensive zone. In return when they came out they had to change, and we played in the offensive half a lot more. We got to our game, we got to our rhythm, got some goals to get us in there, and then just the willingness to compete and find a way at the end there to dig it out.
BRETT SENEY (1 ASSIST)
On tonight’s game:
Definitely our second period won us the game tonight. We didn’t get off to the best start. We were kind of lackadaisical with the puck and then like you said we kind of took our foot off the gas in the third, kind of left Hutchy out to dry but he came up big for us, made the saves when he needed to, and we played solid D when we needed to but take that one as a learning experience.
ALEX STEEVES (1 GOAL)
On three-goal second period:
Honestly, I think it was just confidence. We started putting pucks deep, pressuring them hard, making their defencemen and wingers make plays under pressure on the breakout and you know you get some really big greasy goals and then a face-off goal and that’s a really good recipe this time of year. It was probably one of our best periods of the year.
On Michael Hutchinson:
It was unbelievable having Hutch back tonight. I think there’s just that extra layer of confidence with an NHL veteran like himself, and he’s worked so hard for us all year and kept a positive attitude and I know it gets us going whenever he bails us out so, really happy for him to come back in and help really get us a big ‘W’.
*All times Eastern Standard Time
April 9 vs. Grand Rapids – 4:00 p.m.
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.