Marlies Fall in OT

Toronto Marlies
January 8, 2017


Toronto: K. Kapanen (15) (unassisted), C. Smith (6) (Timashov), K. Kapanen (16) (B. Leipsic, A. Johnsson)
Goaltender: A. Bibeau 29/33
Rochester: N. Baptiste (17) (C. O’Reilly, E. Rodrigues), C. Nelson (3) PP (D. Muzito-Bagenda, T. Kennedy), J. Vaive (1) (K. Bonis), M. Bennett (2) (N. Baptiste, C. O’Reilly) 
Goaltender: J. Muse
  • Kasperi Kapanen scored his team leading 15th goal of the season at 8:02 of the first period and later tied the game late in the third for his second of the night. In his past 13 games, Kapanen has collected 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) and now sits at 32 points (16 goals, 16 assists) through 31 games.
  • Colin Smith scored his sixth of the season to give the Marlies a 2-1 lead at 12:10 of the first period. Smith has 19 points (6 goals, 13 assist) through 34 games.
  • Brendan Leipsic extended his point streak (1 goal, 2 assists) to three games with his league leading 16th power-play assist of the season on Kapanen’s third period goal. Leipsic has registered 32 points (9 goals, 23 assists) in 27 games and has failed to register a point in just three games this season.
  • Dmytro Timashov and Andreas Johnsson both picked up an assist in tonight’s game.
  • The Marlies are now 10-5-1-0 at home this season.
  • Toronto went 3-for-4 on the penalty kill and 1-for-2 on the power-play.
  • The Marlies outshot Rochester 41 to 33, with a season high 22 shots on goal in the third period. Kapanen led the way with six shots on net.

·         Marc-André Cliche is two games away from playing in his 400th career AHL game. He is also three assists away from 100 career AHL assists.
·         Brendan Leipsic is three assists away from 100 career AHL assists.
·         Andrew Campbell is five assists away from 100 career AHL assists.
·         Colin Smith is six assists away from 100 career AHL assists.
“The two goals we got in the first period are great goals for us, great individual efforts. Kapanen on the long breakaway and then Timashov on the other to set up Smitty. Those are great goals for us and really mask the fact that we had a terrible period. It was not a good period for us, we wanted to clean up a lot of things there in the intermission and be better. I thought we were a little bit better, but not quite enough and then they get two and shoot them in our net, so we need to get some stops there. We just got to be a lot better in all details of our game if you're going to win consistently. We can't just play a great game like we did yesterday and all of a sudden think it's going to get easy.”
-       Sheldon Keefe, Marlies Head Coach
NEXT GAME: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 vs Wilkes-Barre - 7:00 p.m. EST

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