Tough Battle at Home

Toronto Marlies
March 18, 2017


Toronto: K. Rychel (17) PP (C. O’Reilly, S. Griffith), T. Dermott (5) (M. Sislo, A. Johnsson), S. Griffith (5) (B. Findlay, A. Nielsen), M. Sislo (11) PP (S. Griffith, C. O’Reilly),
Goaltender: A. Bibeau 26/33
Binghamton: C. Carlisle (3) (N. Paul), J. Akeson (15) PP (P. Varone, F. Peron), B. Harpur (2) PP (M. McCormick, N. Paul), J. Akeson (16) (unassisted), N. Paul (11) (M. McCormick, M. Blunden), C. Nehring (4) (G. Gomley), J. Rodewald (17) (unassisted), C. Nehring (5) (B. Gormley, N. Paul)    
Goaltender: C. Driedger 23/27
  • Kerby Rychel opened the scoring on the power play with his 17th of the season at 6:25 of the first period. Rychel is currently riding a five-game point streak (5 goals, 4 assists) and leads the team in scoring with 47 points.
  • Travis Dermott scored his fifth of the season at 12:30 of the first period. Dermott has 23 points in 49 games this season.
  • Seth Griffith registered his fifth of the season at 9:07 of the second period and added two assists for his tenth multi-point game of the season. Griffith is riding a five-game point streak (1 goal, 9 assists) and has 32 points (5 goals, 28 assists) in 26 games with the Marlies this season.
  • Mike Sislo registered his 11th of the season at 16:47 of the second period and added an assist earlier in the first period. Sislo has eight points (5 goals, 3 assists) in his past five games.
  • Cal O’Reilly picked up two power play assists tonight. O’Reilly is riding a three-game point streak, collecting five assists in that span.
  • Andreas Johnsson extended his point streak to three games, collecting five assists in that span. Johnsson leads the Marlies in games played (64) and goals (18).
  • Andrew Nielsen and Brett Findlay both picked up an assist on Griffith’s second period goal.
  • The Marlies hold a record of 19-10-3-0 at home this season.
  • Toronto went 6-for-8 on the penalty kill and 2-for-3 on the power play.
  • The Senators outshot the Marlies 34 to 27. Sislo led Toronto with five shots on goal.
  • The Marlies are 5-4-1-0 in their last ten games.
  • The Marlies are 3-2-0-0 this season against the Senators (2-1-0-0 at home).
  • Toronto has outscored Binghamton 19-17 through five meetings and close out the season series on Friday, March 24 in Ottawa.
  • Seth Griffith leads the Marlies with eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in four games against Binghamton.

“We had a really strong first period, second period not as good, give them a little bit of life, get them feeling good, but we're still very much in control of the game and then the wheels come off. We get some calls that go against us and then we're not resilient enough or composed enough to find our way through that and things start to snowball. You don't get saves and make some mistakes and can't get it back.”
-       Sheldon Keefe, Marlies Head Coach

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
Friday, March 31 AT Syracuse – 7:00 p.m. EST

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