TORONTO MARLIES vs. BINGHAMTON DEVILS
Saturday, February 10, 2018
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2018
Binghamton: B. Thomson (4) (J. Mandat)
Goaltender: M. Blackwood (25/27)
Toronto: A. Nielsen (3) (J. Bracco, C. Mueller), R. Valiev (3) (A. Johnsson, J. Bracco), F. Gauthier (6) EN (J. Holl, B Smith)
Goaltender: C. Pickard (15/16)
FROM THE SCORESHEET
- Andrew Nielsen opened the scoring at 9:40 of the second period. Nielsen has four points (1 goal, 3 assists) in the last three games.
- Rinat Valiev scored at 3:11 of the third period for his second consecutive game with a goal. Valiev has four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in his last four games.
- Frederik Gauthier scored the empty net goal at 18:54 of the third period.
- Jeremy Bracco recorded the primary assist on Nielsen’s second period goal and the secondary assist on Valiev’s third period goal. Bracco has five points (5 assists) in his last two games
- Chris Mueller had the secondary assist on Nielsen’s second period goal. Mueller leads the Marlies with 20 assists this season.
- Andreas Johnsson recorded the primary assist on Valiev’s game-winning goal in the third period. This was Johnsson’s 12th point (5 goals, 7 assists) in five games. Johnsson leads the Marlies in points in the series against Binghamton with five points (2 goals, 3 assists) in four games.
- Justin Holl had the primary assist on Gauthier’s empty net goal.
- Ben Smith registered the secondary assist on Gauthier empty net goal. This was Smith’s 37th point (20 goals, 17 assists) this season.
- Calvin Pickard stopped 15 of 16 shots. Pickard is now 16-5-0-0 on the season with a .931 Save Percentage and a 1.85 Goals Against Average.
- The Marlies have extended their point streak to 15 games (14-0-0-1 – 29 points).
- Toronto went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill and 0-for-5 on the power play. The Marlies have not allowed a goal in eight consecutive games on the penalty kill.
- Toronto had a 28-16 edge in shots in all situations.
- Kerby Rychel led the Marlies with five shots on goal.
- The Marlies are 26-6-0-0 against North Division opponents this season and 4-0-0-0 against the Binghamton Devils. The Marlies have outscored the Devils 14-3 with two games left in the season’s series.
- Goals: A. Johnsson (22)
- Assists: C. Mueller (20)
- Points: A. Johnsson (41)
- PPG: A. Johnsson (6), C. Mueller (6)
- Shots: K. Rychel (99)
- +/-: B. Smith (+28)
- PIMS: A. Nielsen (100)
HEAD COACH SHELDON KEEFE
On tonight’s game:
I thought we did a good job of limiting chances against and not giving them much of an opportunity to build any sort of offence. That was an area that we weren’t good at yesterday so, it was much improved in that regards today for us. On the flipside clearly, we didn’t generate nearly as much offence. But credit to them, they played hard and played with a lot of structure … I like the way that we stuck with it and we had a good second period. I would like to see our power play be able to get us a goal, but the fact that we stuck with it and didn’t give them much after they scored to make it 2-1, there wasn’t a lot happening after that. For our guys playing on a back-to-back here against a rested team, we will take that effort. I think we will have to find another level going into tomorrow somehow find some legs to finish the three-in-three.
February 11 vs Binghamton – 4:00 p.m. ET
February 16 at Belleville – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 17 at Laval – 7:00 p.m. ET
February 19 vs Hershey – 3:00 p.m. ET (Air Canada Centre)
February 21 vs Binghamton – 11:00 a.m. ET