Marlies Defeat Moose

March 12, 2017


Toronto: M. Sislo (8) (A. Johnsson, T. Dermott), B. Findlay (8) (S. Griffith, K. Rychel), K. Rychel (14) (unassisted), W. Wrenn (2) (M. Sislo, A. Johnsson), K. Rychel (15) PP (A. Nielsen, K. Kapanen)
Goaltender: A. Bibeau 23/27
Manitoba: N. Nogier (2) (R. Olsen), B. Tanev (3) (B. Lemieux, S. Kosmachuk), P. Cormier (11) (K. Czuczman, D. DeSalvo), P. Olsen (5) (J. Lodge, K. Connor) 
Goaltender: E. Comrie 23/28
  • Mike Sislo put the Marlies on the board with his eighth of the season and second since joining the Marlies at 3:37 of the first period and added an assist in the third period. Sislo has scored in consecutive games.
  • Brett Findlay collected his eighth of the season late in the first period. Findlay has three points (1 goal ,2 assists) in his past two games and 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in his past 16 games.
  • Kerby Rychel scored twice, including the game winning goal and added an assist for his 11th multi-point game of the season. Rychel has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in his past two games and leads the team in scoring with 42 points.
  • William Wrenn scored his second of the season at 7:00 of the third period. Wrenn has eight points through 35 games this season.
  • Andreas Johnsson picked up two assists this afternoon. Johnsson has 37 points (18 goals, 19 assists) in 61 games this season.
  • Travis Dermott, Seth Griffith, Andrew Nielsen and Kasperi Kapanen all registered an assist.
  • Antoine Bibeau stopped 23 of 28 shots for his 12th win of the season. Bibeau holds a 2.95 Goals Against Average and .899 Save Percentage.
  • The Marlies improve to a 13-16-1-1 record on the road this season.
  • Toronto went 4-for-6 on the penalty kill and 1-for-3 on the power play.
  • The Marlies outshot the Moose 28 to 27, holding Manitoba to just five shots in the third period.
  • The Marlies are 6-3-1-0 in their last ten games.
  • The Marlies are 6-1-0-0 this season against the Moose (2-1-0-0 on the road).
  • Kasperi Kapanen has five points (1 goals, 4 assists) through five games against Manitoba.
  • Kerby Rychel leads the Marlies with six points (3 goals, 3 assists) in seven games against the Moose this season.
  • The Marlies have outscored the Moose 24-13 through seven meetings this season and close out their season series on Tuesday.

“There are a lot of things we need to do a whole lot better, particularly through two periods. I liked our third period, I liked a lot about it. It was a good sign of what our team is capable of. We are a team in a little bit of transition right now, some players coming back to the lineup from injuries, long layoffs, guys who we’ve welcomed into the team recently, new lines, new power play units, all those types of things. So we are feeling our way through that. I think we looked like a team that was over thinking it in the first two periods. But the third period when the game is on the line, I thought we did good things, we get the lead, certainly have a breakdown and give up the lead but we get it back with our power play and lock it down after that. There were a number of good things that we can take into the next game but certainly a lot to clean up as well.”
-       Sheldon Keefe, Marlies Head Coach

Tuesday, March 14 at Manitoba – 7:00 p.m. CST
Friday, March 17 vs Binghamton – 7:00 p.m. EST
Saturday, March 18 vs Binghamton – 1:30 p.m. EST (Air Canada Centre)
Tuesday, March 21 vs Rochester – 7:00 p.m. EST 
Friday, March 24 @ Binghamton (Ottawa) – 7:30 p.m. EST

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