Marlies Defeat Senators
March 17, 2017
Toronto: M. Sislo (9) (S. Griffith, C. O’Reilly), A. Campbell (5) (S. Griffith), J. Holl (5) (C. O’Reilly, M. Sislo), M. Sislo (10) PP (A. Johnsson, K. Rychel)
Goaltender: K. Kaskisuo 28/30
Binghamton: M. McCormick (17) PP (F. Perron, G. Gagne), M. McCormick (18) SHG (P. Varone, P. Sieloff)
Goaltender: M. O’Connor 28/32
FROM THE SCORESHEET
- Mike Sislo scored twice on the power play and added an assist for a three-point night. Sislo has six points (4 goals, 2 assists) in his past four games.
- Andrew Campbell scored his fifth of the season at 15:49 of the first period. Campbell has scored in consecutive games and has 19 points on the season.
- Justin Holl registered his fifth of the season at 5:35 of the third period to give the Marlies a 3-1 lead. Holl has 15 points in 59 games this season.
- Seth Griffith picked up two assists tonight for the third game in a row. Griffith has 12 assists in his past nine games and 30 points (4 goals, 26 assists) through 25 games with the Marlies this season.
- Cal O’Reilly collected two assists and has points in consecutive games (0-3-3). O’Reilly previously registered 42 points (9 goals, 33 assists) in 47 games with the Rochester Americans before being acquired by the Marlies last week.
- Andreas Johnsson and Kerby Rychel both picked up a power play assist on Sislo’s third period goal.
- Kasimir Kaskisuo stopped 28 of 30 shots in his first game with the Marlies this season. In 32 games with the Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL), Kaskisuo holds a record of 14-11-2 with a .899 Save Percentage.
- The Marlies improve to a 19-9-3-0 record at home this season.
- Toronto went 1-for-2 on the penalty kill and 2-for-5 on the power play.
- The Marlies outshot Binghamton 32 to 30. Sislo, Leipsic and Greening each registered four shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 6-3-1-0 in their last ten games and have won three straight.
- The Marlies are 3-1-0-0 this season against the Senators (2-0-0-0 at home).
- Toronto has outscored Binghamton 15-10 through four meetings this season and have two more games remaining on the schedule.
- Andrew Campbell has four points (3 goals, 1 assists) through four games against Binghamton this season.Seth Griffith has five assists in three games against Binghamton.
“We’re happy to get the win, it's an important two points for us. There was a lot of things that we didn't like about our game here today. I thought we had a dominant first period and could have been a dominant game for us, but we gave the game back to them in the second period, just by being a little too loose, a little too careless with the puck, getting outworked a little bit. When we do that, we're a very average group, anybody can play with you, anybody can take it to you, that's what happened. We made the game a lot harder on ourselves than it needed to be.”
On Kaskisuo: “I thought he was good. We didn't give up very much in the first period at all, which I think gave him probably an opportunity to settle in and get comfortable and then we had to rely on him a lot in the second and third, way more than we would like to. But he was good, he kept it out of the net and gave us the chance to win. It's a different game if some of those pucks find their way in.”
- Sheldon Keefe, Marlies Head Coach
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
Saturday, March 25 vs Springfield – 5:00 p.m. EST
Sunday, March 26 vs Syracuse – 5:00 p.m. EST